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RUPES LHR21ES

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by killerken, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Jul 22, 2016 at 7:06 PM
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    killerken

    killerken [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Finally ordered my RupesLHR21ES today from Amazon for a great price $333. Can't wait to get this Sundsy so I can Finnish buffing out my car.

    My Porter Cable DA 7424 just takes way to long. Plus it really doesn't have enough power.

    Next month I hope to buy the Rupes LHR75E
     
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  2. Jul 22, 2016 at 8:42 PM
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    Subbed for a comparison between the PC and Rupes.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2016 at 3:12 AM
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    I can do a comparison but based on the comparison video I watched by AMMO NYC comparing the Griot Garrage DA to the Rupes the Tupes by far is the superior machine and I know the Griot Garage machine is better than my PC 2427.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2016 at 3:19 AM
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    I love my Rupes LHR21ES, thing runs so smooth, I had a POS meguiars MT300 before and that whole thing shook like crazy to where I would take breaks and my hands would feel funny, with the Rupes you could run it all day because the vibration is so focused towards the pad and backing plate
     
  5. Jul 23, 2016 at 3:33 AM
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    Thank you for sharing, that makes me really look forward to tomorrow when my Rupes is scheduled to arrive.

    Question do you use the 6" backing plate that came with the unit or did you buy the 5" backing plate?

    Seems like everyone likes to use the 5" backing plate from what I am seeing in the detail forums on the web
     
  6. Jul 23, 2016 at 3:37 AM
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    No prob, I just use the 6" backing plate that it came with, I prefer a larger pad on my truck since there aren't too many intricate areas on Tacomas. The 6" Chemical Guys Hex Logic pads and Meguiars Microfiber cutting pads are my go to. When I had my MT300, I started with a 5" pad but you can get a lot more done with the 6" backing plate. Maybe on a car that had a lot more curves to it and surfaces where you need a smaller 5" pad I would use a 5". But using it on your Tacoma the 6" is fine.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2016 at 6:01 AM
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    Great, thank you again, I just started using the Meguiers Microfiber cutting pads and they are great and I just tried the chemical guys hex logic pads to restore my headlights last night and I like them allot. Before I was using the Lake Country pads from Autogeek they also performed very well
     
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  8. Jul 23, 2016 at 11:25 AM
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    With the LR21, I would highly recommend purchasing the LHR75, or anyone who uses a 6" or larger pad. The 21 is a large machine and it can only do so much. I'm glad I had already owned the LHR75 when I bought my LHR21-MII. If you don't want to have to buy another machine, I would go down to the LHR15, but step up to a MII. The differences in speed as well as smoothness is a pretty big difference in my opinion. Both are still great machines, but the Mark II is very impressive. .
     
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  9. Jul 23, 2016 at 7:49 PM
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    Thank you for the heads up, my LR21 arrives tomorrow so I already made this commitment. I hope to buy the LHR75 in the next couple months for now I will use my Porter cable for these smaller areas along with my 3" rotary air polisher
     

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