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    Re: Inexpensive Chinese Long Throw DA, Premium Parts....

    Afternoon quikee: Hood + fender tops

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    polished with McKee`s coating prep (maybe not the best choice, but fast)
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    Great job, Tom !!
    Beautiful clarity and gloss !!!
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    Dan, thanks. I think an alternate polishing routine would have benefited the gloss, but I simply didn`t want to spend the time today. Always anxious to see the resulting gloss 24 hrs. later.
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    So question, I didn`t know 25mm DA`s were a thing. I`m not seeing anything when I Google it. I had a BOSS G15 which I loved, was thinking maybe I should try a 21. At the prices these are I should just order 2. I definitely want another 15, but I`m trying to figure out 21 or 25. I know it`s a lot a personal preference thing. But I`ve never even heard of a 25mm DA until this thread. Anyone here used one? If not this brand, any brand?

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    Got the S15 in today. It seems like a miracle that there was no damage to the polisher during transit, as the others pointed out there`s no padding on the inside of the box and this thing definitely gets banged up during this kind of shipping. First impression is the polisher feels great, looks well built, the color is slightly more red and less orange than the Griot`s GG6 which is a great color. Backing plate is straight with no wobble, it would need a washer mod to spin free. I was using Rupes pads on it today, feels about as smooth as the Rupes MK3, really well balanced. Similar overall weight, size, and loudness. Progressive speed trigger is a nice touch and is also smooth.

    I prefer how the Rupes MK3 feels in the hands, larger and better speed switch, better cord quality and longer length, rear and front grip I prefer as well. But this S15 seems like an insane value, especially considering that the Maxshine M15 Pro is priced at $200. I did have Maxshine`s original M15 that I enjoyed working with, recently sent off to a new home for someone just getting into paint polishing. This S15 is at a minimum on par in build quality compared to the M15, no noticeable stalling on the slight concave areas on the test hood. I`ll keep working with it side by side with the Rupes, I`ll probably head in and repack the grease as well, overall nice find Brewins! I`m tempted on the rotary now.







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    Re: Inexpensive Chinese Long Throw DA, Premium Parts....

    Loach, if you do re-pack the grease, can you do a couple of photos or share a little guidance? Thanks.
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    I`ve been interested in ordering one... I see 2 or 3 sellers in alibaba... Did everyone use the same one? Just want to make sure i get I right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom p. View Post
    Loach, if you do re-pack the grease, can you do a couple of photos or share a little guidance? Thanks.
    No problem, this polisher is very easy to disassemble to get to the gears. I`m not the grease expert, I`ve run Royal Purple High Performance 01312 with no negative results on the other polishers. Nothing stripped, screws seem to be decent quality (unlike Harbor Freight DA).

    To disassemble this, you remove the backplate, unscrew the two large screws to the plastic front head casing and remove by carefully prying up using a flathead on both sides and pulling it out, unscrew the three screws and remove the counterweight, and remove the 4 screws that hold the shroud and casing together to get to the inner assembly to be able to repack the grease with your preference. Now that I look back, I`m not sure if it was necessary to actually remove the plastic head/front handle assembly to get inside since the screws that hold the black shroud are the same screws that hold the casing together.





    Be real careful prying up on this plastic casing below, I noticed a small hairline crack forming on the edge of the plastic where I was prying:







    The hole in the middle of the counterweight lines up with the 4 screws to disassemble the shroud and casing, if you`ve got a thin screwdriver you can skip removing the counterweight, I went ahead and removed it:









    At this point just pull up on the assembly and it comes right out:



    Stock grease doesn`t look bad at all, from here clean everything out and repack with your grease, then reassemble:





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    Re: Inexpensive Chinese Long Throw DA, Premium Parts....

    Wow, you`ve been busy. Thank you!

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    I have the maxshine m15 the master and it does stall pretty easily on curved panels. Saw this thread by chance and see pretty good reviews. How has the polisher been holding up for everyone? I`m interested in getting the s15 or maybe go for 21mm if they don`t stall as much as the maxshine does.

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    I`ve gotten a good bit of use from mine.

    I couldn`t help but notice this looks very similar to a machine at Harbor Fright:
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    Quote Originally Posted by vlabal View Post
    I have the maxshine m15 the master and it does stall pretty easily on curved panels. Saw this thread by chance and see pretty good reviews. How has the polisher been holding up for everyone? I`m interested in getting the s15 or maybe go for 21mm if they don`t stall as much as the maxshine does.
    The Maxshine M15 Pro Series II is the polisher to compare this S15 against. From my very limited time playing around with that latest Maxshine at MTE this year, it`s more comfortable than the Chechnya ergonomically. Better speed dial, pretty smooth, but without them side by side I don`t have enough to go off of. At $135 for the Chechnya you roll the dice on getting it in hand without issues, no support group for issues that come up or if it doesn`t work out. The Maxshine Pro Series II I`ve heard some have stall issues, others the stalling is no where near as bad as it was with the Pro Series I. But at $200 you get the support and warranty, and the peace of mind knowing you`re not out of luck if something goes wrong early on.

    My S15 is still holding up great and I use it pretty regularly. It does run warmer compared to my Rupes, but not overly hot. The S15 doesn`t require a washer mod, it clears the shroud just fine from the factory, but it just doesn`t free spin as easily as others when you`re trying to spin the plate. You can get any long-throw to stall, but I would say that compared to the Rupes MKIII with the washer mod this S15 is less likely to stall as heavily. The Rupes is still more ergonomic and comfortable, smoother overall by a hair, much better speed dial and I love the trigger setup on the Rupes, and because of those things I reach for the Rupes much more often.
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    Re: Inexpensive Chinese Long Throw DA, Premium Parts....

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewins View Post
    I got the polisher and EVERY bearing says NSK on it. The counterweight is CNC STEEL, unlike most chinese that are cast iron. I`m almost positive chechnyatool makes the BOSS polishers. Why? Every Maxshine polisher I own(3), when I tried to change the grease, you can`t remove the bearing assembly to get to the grease. With this polisher, you can, just like the BOSS polishers. They use NSK bearings, too. I only tested it for a few minutes, and it`s very smooth and has nice power. Someone mentioned the lifetime warranty of the Griot`s. Well, I can buy 4 of these for the price of ONE G15. If you all want to be suckered, that`s on you. For $89, this polisher is ALL the quality of the BOSS polishers, if not the exact same.
    I bought their rotary. Nice machine. Smooth and quiet. Great CS too.

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    Re: Inexpensive Chinese Long Throw DA, Premium Parts....

    Thank you for more detailed info, that makes it easier for me to stop agonizing if I need to get another polisher now or wait for more info on the new boss g15 with their new lower price point. I don`t really need another polisher, but the thought of something better at a great price point always doesn`t let go easily and always in the back of the mind that I could be missing out on something really good, especially given the price point. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Inexpensive Chinese Long Throw DA, Premium Parts....

    One thing to consider with all these cheaper machines is that you can buy an extended warranty at HF.

 

 
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