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Old 23-11-2016, 08:52 PM   #11
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Thanks again Alan.

The Duetto is my next purchase so maybe I will also get the smaller backing plate so I could use both size pads as you said Maybe I will pm rob and ask, but thanks for getting back.

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Old 23-11-2016, 09:31 PM   #12
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No problem Mick, glad to help.

Let me know what you end doing and how you get on.

I think UF have 10% off on Friday.

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+1 for the Flex PE 14-2
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Old 25-11-2016, 07:56 PM   #14
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Has anyone used the Rupes Bigfoot 15 mk 11 I have a 3M rotary that I can't get used to only used on 2/3 cars and looking to change prefer DA and think the Rupes might be what I'm after.
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Old 15-01-2017, 09:10 AM   #15
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Why dont you fix your broken 3m
Maybe the brushes are all gone try to replace them
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Old 15-01-2017, 09:27 AM   #16
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I went Rupes Bigfoot II 15....still got my Chicago rotary and it is still avery useful and valuable tool.

I was always sceptical about the hype on the Rupes...what can I say now after doing a 2 stage correction on the 208GTi over Christmas....quite simply blown away with first off the speed it corrects at and the finish you can get on the refining final step. The car came out like a mirror and took me probably half the time to do vs the rotary.

Other winning points are there is little or no 'kick back" like you get from a rotary and also if you do stray on to a plastic/rubber trim it doesn't burn it instantly....only downsides are they are not brilliant at getting into tight spaces.

So would I recommend the Rupes....100% yes I have been fully converted but as I say I still have my rotary and will use it when I need. As for the cost of the MkII Rupes yes its high but the build quality is like nothing I have ever experienced.....it will put your 3M to shame and show you how darn plasticky an cheap feeling it is (and i have owned a 3M rotary before).

DO IT is my closing comment!!
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I second what nick says, it's a machine that can do everything but also in the mix is the Rupes 75 mini which is probably my favourite tool I have. It can just about do everything I need it to do, and it doesn't heat up as do the cheap copy ones that are half price.
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Old 17-01-2017, 08:15 PM   #18
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Only had my Rupes 15 mk11 for a couple of days and am very impressed with it. The finish I am getting on some pretty rough panels is outstanding, and I am still only learning. Up to now I have only used the pads and polish that came with it (yellow and green) but will try some other polishes soon. I might even try some chem guys hexlogic pads as I can get them locally.
It is a lot of money but the quality is outstanding and it feels really nice to use..
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