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Old 04-24-2011, 10:46 PM
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It looks good -- if not popular with detailers who is buying them?
They say our government has been using them on the Airforce One fleet since the 50s.

And I know they're very popular with Airstream (trailer) owners.



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Old 04-24-2011, 10:50 PM
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Looks interesting, John. Do you have one?
Not yet.


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But the obvious question is why they aren't popular with detailers -- weight?
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:54 PM
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But the obvious question is why they aren't popular with detailers -- weight?
That's what I meant by "curious".

They weigh just under 7 pounds (heavier than most), but with 2 wheels I would think it's less effort to keep balanced.

As far as cost goes, it's right around the others (less than the Shinex).

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Cyclo vs. Flex...

Some videos in this Autogeek thread.
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Cyclo vs. Flex...

Some videos in this Autogeek thread.
Wow, good find! Thanks.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:09 AM
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But the obvious question is why they aren't popular with detailers -- weight?
One negative comment I've seen quite often is that the Cyclo is a single speed machine. But, the Model 5 Pro (blue handle) does in fact have a variable speed controller, with a speed range of 650-3000 orbits per minute.

Maybe that's a fact that is not well known.


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Old 04-25-2011, 03:25 AM
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Do you notice a tendency for it (Shinex) to buff through the paint more than the DA setup?
The ability exists since it's a more powerful machine than a dual-action buffer, but with the right pads and polish, it's not going to do any damage if you're using it right. What's nice is having a coarse pad AND the Shinex to safely run it. I can now quickly take off paint rub marks and not do any damage to our car's paint since the Shinex is so easy to handle, stop and start.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:29 AM
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Too bad it doesn't have a plug-it power cord. That way you could switch it out for one of the heavier versions (like those that come with the saws) if you wanted to.

DISCLAIMER: I'm making an assumption here. If I'm wrong about the plug-it cord switcheroo thing working, somebody please correct me before I electrocute myself or burn something down.
No , I don't see a problem. Unless the plug-it system isn't rated for higher amp draws of a bigger tool. Does the big router 2200 come with it or is it hardwired like the Shinex?
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:40 AM
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Default Re: Shinex - Auto/Boat detailing

Too funny, over at FOG right now, in the finishing section, there's a post asking a question about silicone contamination !!!!
A painter for Toyota has posted that he's not allowed to wear any possible deodorant that has a form of silicone in it!
I love his work phrase, if it ends in cone, leave it alone
How timely of a post......
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