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Rupes Mark III & More – SEMA 2018

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Mark III Units:

Some exciting news from SEMA and Rupes, introducing the new Mark III units! This update brings in some slight tweaks to the already popular Mark II units and below is some information from Rupes to help explain exactly what was done in this update. We hope to have these in stock soon, but we will announce release information once we receive solid word from Rupes!

  • The highly efficient motor of the MarkIII BigFoot Random Orbital Polisher produces a speed range of 3000 to 4500 for the 21mm models and 3000 to 5200 for the 15mm models.
  • The specially engineered and custom wound motor, created in-house by RUPES, generates high levels of torque while requiring just 500 watts of input. This results in RUPES offering the most efficient motor in random orbital polishing today.
  • With its 21mm orbit and its Ø150mm backing pad, the LHR 21 MarkIII random orbital polisher is the perfect tool for working large surface areas. The LHR 21 MarkIII allows the operator to achieve ultra-high quality finishes, even with limited passes. Improved efficiency guarantees more power and torque on every surface.
  • Built to handle any detailing situation, the new LHR 15 MarkIII is the new frontier of detailing.The ergonomic design allows for precise paint correction with complete comfort, in curved surfaces and difficult to reach areas. The LHR 15 MarkIII operates at a higher rpm compared to the LHR21 MarkIII. This increased speed provides equivalent correction and does so with a pad diameter and orbit that are more conducive to curved or varied surfaces.
  • Other new features include, updated rear handle with rubberized details, larger, improved, speed control dial, progressive trigger, dual rubber supports, redesigned front handle with rubberized top and bottom-up grip, and a standard 9 meter cord

Wool Pads for Rotary Polishers:

These new pads look great and Rupes has some technical information detailing these pads. Check it out below!

Designed to provide impressive cutting speed, reduced risk of rotary swirls and improved process efficiency while maintaining a smooth, vibration-free, operator experience. The all-new Rupes twisted natural wool pads for rotary are available in three sizes and are compatible with virtually all rotary polishing tools on the market today.

Each Rupes twisted natural wool pad is constructed of a premium blend of 100% natural lamb’s wool and assembled with a precise strand length of 35mm.

No synthetic fibers or fillers are used in the construction of the pad and each strand is steam set to ensure consistency and fastness of color.

The Rupes twisted natural wool pads were developed to optimize the performance of Rupes Coarse Rotary Compound in a variety of applications and industries.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Blend of various 100% natural lamb’s wool with 0% of synthetic fibers.
  • Highly refined twisted strands ensure consistency across the entire pad surface
  • Maximized fiber density for increased surface area and optimal performance
  • Steam treated to set fibers and coloring after production
  • Available in 3 different diameters to suit common rotary applications

3 comments on Rupes Mark III & More – SEMA 2018

  1. David says:

    Thanks Detailed Image for being first out of the box with the news!

    Been curious as to when Rupes would come out with an update to the LHR 15 and 21’s to include the practical niceties found on their Mille polisher like the better speed dial, the dual supports and the progressive trigger etc. (Glad I sold my MK 1 a while ago for close to what I paid for it : )

    The only mystery is why Rupes would make the supports and hand grip areas in WHITE! The white definitely looks sharp in contrast to the black body when you pull your new unit out of the box but . . .
    STILL a great tool though and look forward to enjoying the upgrades!

  2. rlmccarty2000 says:

    Good point about the white areas on the Mk III. It will soon turn black from use.

  3. David says:

    Exactly RLM . . . although I’ve been thinking about it a little and in Rupes’ defence, perhaps they want to highlight where the tool should be laid down and where to grab it etc.. The only colour that will contrast in any convincing way against the black body of the tool might indeed be white. Blue? Red? Yellow? Green? Brown? Pink? I imagine ANY colour other than black will show dirt anyway so why not go for the highest contrast! Rupes has obviously done their homework on an already superb tool with such a well deserved reputation so I’m not going to let a little bit of white get in my way : ) My only remaining question is if there will still be any perceived need for the infamous “washer mod” on this updated MK lll Happy detailing!

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