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Check Out The New Rupes LHR 75E Mini & Rupes LHR 12E Duetto [SEMA Show 2013]

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Rupes is bringing their new Rupes LHR 75E Mini and Rupes LHR 12E Duetto buffers to the US and Detailed Image will be picking them up as soon as they’re available. We’re hoping to have them in stock in the very near future. Pricing has yet to be determined. As soon as we know more we’ll let you know!

We stopped by their booth at SEMA 2013 this morning to take some photos and learn more about these two new buffers, as well as the new Bigfoot Microfiber Polishing Pads that DI will also be picking up.

Pictures

Here are some pics of the Rupes LHR 75E Mini:

Rupes LHR 75E Mini at SEMA Show 2013

Rupes LHR 75E Mini at SEMA Show 2013

And the LHR 75E Mini with one of the new Bigfoot Microfiber Polishing Pads:

Rupes LHR 75E Mini & Bigfoot Microfiber Polishing Pads  at SEMA Show 2013

Here is a shot of the Rupes LHR 12E Duetto:

Rupes LHR 12E Duetto at SEMA Show 2013

Detailed Specs

Rupes LHR 75E Mini

Backing pad mm – in 75 – 3″
Orbit mm – in 12 – 1/2″
Power Watt 400
R.P.M. 4,000 – 5,500
Weight kg – lbs 2.3 – 5.07
Speed regulation Yes
Backing pad thread M6

The LHR 75E is the polisher for difficult shapes and for spot repair operations. The LHR 75E is a must for any detailer wishing to obtain perfect results, even in the most difficult areas. The 12 mm orbit, combined with RUPES accessories and consumables, achieves quick results on areas such as mudguards, front panels, etc.

Ergonomically Perfect
With it’s nonslip rubber inserts on the front cover, the LHR 75E is perfect for all polishing operations in difficult to reach areas. The operator can work in perfect comfort to product the best possible results.

On-Off Switch Lock
Lined in non-slip ribber, the on/off lever of the BigFoot polisher ensures a controlled soft start, giving the operator full control over the tool.

Design
The attention to detail is not limited to just the innovative and attractive design. The modern lines and exceptional technical quality are combined with a number of details that are the result of meticulous research aimed at achieving maximum operator comfort. The non-slip rubber inserts are numerous and have many functions. In particular, the insert on the machine body is used to support the polisher when placed on a surface.

Maximum Flexibility
Thanks to the backing pad with small diameter, the LHR 75E is perfect in polishing applications on small and intricate areas. The small machine dimensions and the 12 mm orbit allow a comfortable handling and accuracy in detail polishing.

Electronic Speed Control Module
The speed controller is both practical and easy to use. The speed of the polisher can also be easily adjusted without interrupting the work.

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Rupes LHR 75E Mini Specs

Rupes LHR 12E Duetto

Backing pad mm – in 125 – 5″
Orbit mm – in 12 – 1/2″
Power Watt 400
R.P.M. 4,000 – 5,500
Weight kg – lbs 2.6 – 5.73
Speed regulation Yes
Backing pad thread M8

This simple, intuitive and exceptionally comfortable tool allows any operator to tackle even the most challenging polishing operation. The LHR 12E is perfect for deep correction operations and anti-hologram passes. The 12 mm orbit allows the operator exceptional control in difficult applications such as edge and profile work, making “perfect detailing” an easy operation for novices and professionals alike.

Dual Function: Sanding And Polishing
The LHR 12E and it’s 12 mm orbit can be used with fine grit abrasives to speed up deep correction operations. The tool can then use foams and compounds to refine the abrasive scratches and restore a lustrous finish.

Ergonomically Perfect
With it’s nonslip rubber inserts in the front cover, the LHR 12E is perfect for all polishing operations in difficult to reach zones. The operator can work in comfort to produce the best results possible.

Antispinning Shroud
The dual function antispinning shroud is designed to protect the operator against the moving parts and act as a clutch for the backing pad, preventing further stress on the foam polishing pad when it is not in direct contact with the surface.

Design
The attention to detail is not limited to just the innovative and attractive design. The modern lines and exceptional technical quality are combined with a number of details that are the result of meticulous research aimed at achieving maximum operator comfort. The non-slip rubber inserts are numerous and have many functions. In particular, the insert on the machine body is used to support the polisher when placed on a surface.

Electronic Speed Control Module
The speed controller is both practical and easy to use. The speed of the polisher can be easily adjusted without interrupting the work.

Source:

Rupes LHR 12E Duetto Specs

Bigfoot Microfiber Polishing Pads

The innovative RUPES PATENTED microfiber polishing pads are manufactured using a polyurethane resin directly injected into the structure between the hook & loop interface and the microfiber fabric. The resin adheres directly to both materials to provide a stable and secure bond without the use of adhesives. Due to the unique moulding technique, RUPES is able to offer a pad with an beveled, allowing easy conformability to convex shapes during the polishing process. In addition to helping dissipate heat, the center hole also helps to correctly fit the microfiber polishing pad onto the backing plate.

Cutting and Finishing
The microfiber fabric is manufactured in two versions, blue for the correction step to enhance the cutting capacity of the abrasive, and yellow for light action to promote the gloss level.

Main Advantages

  • Quick defect correction on high solids or ceramic clears coat
  • High efficiency on clear coat and one stage surfaces
  • Greatly reduced polishing cycle times
  • Less dust on the surface during polishing process
  • Comfortable and easy to use

Blue Cutting Pad
The Blue Microfiber Cutting Pads are designed for removing heavy swirl marks, scratches, and oxidation from any color paintwork. The cutting version features a short and dense microfiber and is perfect for use with heavy cutting BigFoot polishing compound. The special microfiber allows for the true correction power of the product used and for maximum product coverage to achieve the highest quality results on ceramic laquer.

Yellow Polishing Pad
The Yellow Microfiber Polishing Pads are designed to restore the depth and clarity to your vehicles paintwork. The Long and soft microfiber is perfect for removing light swirls marks, holograms and ultra fine BigFoot polishing compounds. The Yellow Microfiber Polishing Pads eliminate light imperfections delivering a perfect optical grade finish.

Spiral Slots, A Real Innovation
The innovative spiral slots represent an important technical improvement with an unique design. Developed for use with BigFot random orbital polishers, the new spirl slots guarantee:

  • Heat dissipation
  • Lighter weight for a better balance of the machine
  • Controlled and measured spreading of the polishing compounds on the surface

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Rupes Bigfoot Microfiber Polishing Pads Specs

2 comments on Check Out The New Rupes LHR 75E Mini & Rupes LHR 12E Duetto [SEMA Show 2013]

  1. mario says:

    My experience with Detailed Image(DI) and Rupes have been outstanding. DI is the most reasonable in product mix, price, promotion, shipping and great service. Rupes; I guess I need to say what many must think but do not dare say. Great products, high quality except for that one word, “kit”. An apron and bag that are worth $25 max and something we should be paid for wearing to advertise the Rupes Brand. For those of us who own other great Rupes products, why would we want this kit collection? Give us the buffer and play it like a Company that appeals to both professionals or not alike. All Rupes products are priced with plenty of profit margin to stand alone. Every company should offer something with “a feel good factor”, not Rupes or many other detail product sellers. They may think they are the Ferrari of buffers and buffing but they are No Ferrari. We are only fans of the product and the process so don’t price it or package it like we are fanatics.

  2. Bruce says:

    Is the Rupes duetto worth the extra cost over a P/C or GG 6”? A 1/3 to 1/2 as much. And is the duetto a lot smoother & correct better the the others?

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