September 14, 2020
I have a black 2017 Corvette Grand Sport, used the Flex XC3401 & Flex 4-3/8 backing pad with Lake Country FR-HWHITE 5.5 pads & Blackfire One Step BF900. Set Flex at 5 made 8 to 12 passes, changing pads after each panel. Then followed up with 2 coats of Pinnacle Natural Brilliance Souveran (2nd coat applied 24 hours after first coat). This is the BEST results I have had over the years and I have used many different combinations of compounds, pads and tools. Will use these products and process next on a Red 08 Z06 & 02 Black Vette convertible. Highly recommend all of the above products.
April 26, 2020
I have had this plate for 3 years and it has been used a lot. It still works well. At this point, if it failed, it owes me nothing.
March 29, 2019
Excellent can run my 5-5.5" pads easily
ProsMultiple pads usage
January 14, 2019
Low quality, do not buy
March 12, 2018
These 2 plates developed wobble first time I used them on my Flex DA, the second time I used them one of the plates cracked, so I tossed it. The third time I used remaining plate, the center mounting hole cracked when I was polishing my car. What a junk! I contacted Autogeek, but never heard back from them.
ProsNone, completely useless and unsafe
ConsLowest quality possible!
Happy Valley, Oregon
July 12, 2017
This item is junk. Purchased one with my original Flex a year ago, failed a year later. Purchased a new one to replace that one and it failed with 5 minutes. Literally 5 minutes I couldn't believe it. Contacted AG a week ago and haven't heard anything. Will be emailing them again. This thing is junk, both failed at the base where the bolt connects to the flex.
March 8, 2015
My first 4" Lake Country backing plate broke down at the end of the first use (approx 3 hrs), so the Lake Country people kindly replaced it with the new one. This one lasted a bit longer, about 4hrs, but that was it. The original Flex 5.5" plate works fantastic, after hundreds of hours of detailing.
ProsCan be used with various polishing pads
ConsMade of low quality plastic that doesn't last long. I suggest that manufacturer either improve the quality of the materials used (to match the quality of the machine), or discontinue this product immediately.
works great and adds versatility
April 23, 2014
easy on and easy off, works as advertised.
tried again but....
August 5, 2013
I left a review last April about the problem I had with this product. Auto geek really came through and replaced it but unfortunately the same thing happened.. it got too hot and cracked. I will have to buy the original replacement now
April 30, 2013
I bought this system and I used it for about 3 hours. Since the xc3401 tends to get pretty hot, the plastic around the screw & washer got brittle and cracked using the larger backing plate. I called autogeek and they sent out another kit the next day. I haven't used it yet so I can't say how this one will hold up. One thing that I didn't like was that the screw & washer are a different size than the original. The Allen wrench needed is a different size also and is not supplied. Other than that, I think it will be a great tool
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