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Old 03-04-2018, 05:15 PM   #1
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Rupes LK900e Mille Deluxe or LHR 15 Mll

So everyone,

Is the new Rupes Mille better than the LHR 15 Mll?

I want a Rupes basically so I need help choosing. Of course it matters about price but I will get the Mille if it's better.

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Old 05-04-2018, 02:40 PM   #2
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No one used both yet?

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Old 05-04-2018, 09:38 PM   #3
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Rupes mk 2 is the flag ship polisher but the Mille looks good also
I only have the v1 and have no problems with them
If this is a hobby like it is for me why not get both
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:49 PM   #4
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Rupes mk 2 is the flag ship polisher but the Mille looks good also
I only have the v1 and have no problems with them
If this is a hobby like it is for me why not get both
Thanks, I know the MK 2 is the one however if I am correct I think the Mille is the new kid on the block and meant to be better. It was a hobby however I'm getting requests all the time to do my car please!
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The Mille is Rupes answer to the Flex 3401. The Mille rotates in the opposite direction of the Flex. The Mille is gear driven to give you more power to remove defects faster.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:29 AM   #6
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Rupes Mille is not beter then a Bigfoot mk2 its Just a different machine.
-Mille has 5mm stroke ,mk2 has 15mm stroke so mk2.
-Mk2 will cover a bigger area in less time then Mille and wil finish better then mille.
-Mille wil correct paint a little bit faster
-Mille will keep on rotating no matter what ,mk2 can stop rotating on a curved/hollow panel
-You wil Need to work more to “steer” the Mille ,Mk2 is much easer to steer.
Ive worked with both machines and i would buy a mk2 If i where you

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Rupes Mille is not beter then a Bigfoot mk2 its Just a different machine.
-Mille has 5mm stroke ,mk2 has 15mm stroke so mk2.
-Mk2 will cover a bigger area in less time then Mille and wil finish better then mille.
-Mille wil correct paint a little bit faster
-Mille will keep on rotating no matter what ,mk2 can stop rotating on a curved/hollow panel
-You wil Need to work more to “steer” the Mille ,Mk2 is much easer to steer.
Ive worked with both machines and i would buy a mk2 If i where you
Really?

Thank you for the advice. So the Mille is not a replacement as such?

If it cuts quicker and removes defects faster surely it is the machine to have.

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For 1 what car do you drive? Ive got a rockhard BMW paint and this can be corrected just fine with a Bigfoot . Believe me you wil be better of buying a mk2 15.
Cheaper ,works faster and is much nicer to handle.
Good correction and very good finisher ,think about it that not every Car needs heavy compounding but every Car does Need a great finish.
I currently own 6 machines and If i was convinced that the Mille was all that i would Just as easely buy machine number 7 but i know that i personaly would barely use it, because of All the others.

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Old 06-04-2018, 04:49 PM   #9
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I'm sure this is teaching granny to suck eggs but......

Beware any reference to the "best" machine.

You could put me in Vettel's Ferrari or Hamilton's Mercedes but I wouldn't be winning any races. Which is the "best" machine? I have no idea because I doubt I'd be able to tell the difference. They're both awesome and beyond my driving capabilities.

If at all possible try and get some time actually using the machine you're looking to buy. I know that's difficult and not necessarily where you'll be in the future but it's probably better than spending £££££££'s blind.

At least you're getting some good info from people who have both machines.

To really stick a spanner in it......what makes it a Rupes only choice not another make?

It is, of course, none of my business, it's your money and your choice but is there no other manufacturer you'd consider?

To quote the Junkman:

Technique trumps product every time....

I hope you find the machine that suits you the "best" and delivers the results you're looking for while allowing you to enjoy the process for many years to come.

I promise I'm not being "awkward" or antagonistic, just trying to put another view on it.

Good luck.

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I'm sure this is teaching granny to suck eggs but......

Beware any reference to the "best" machine.

You could put me in Vettel's Ferrari or Hamilton's Mercedes but I wouldn't be winning any races. Which is the "best" machine? I have no idea because I doubt I'd be able to tell the difference. They're both awesome and beyond my driving capabilities.

If at all possible try and get some time actually using the machine you're looking to buy. I know that's difficult and not necessarily where you'll be in the future but it's probably better than spending £££££££'s blind.

At least you're getting some good info from people who have both machines.

To really stick a spanner in it......what makes it a Rupes only choice not another make?

It is, of course, none of my business, it's your money and your choice but is there no other manufacturer you'd consider?

To quote the Junkman:

Technique trumps product every time....

I hope you find the machine that suits you the "best" and delivers the results you're looking for while allowing you to enjoy the process for many years to come.

I promise I'm not being "awkward" or antagonistic, just trying to put another view on it.

Good luck.

Andy.
No mate that's fine!

I already have a DAS6 but just want something that bit better. The DAS6 is not the best to use and if another machine is better to use and does the job better and is more comfortable then that's perfect!

All the best use Rupes. If it does the trick for them I am sure it will for me!

I like the kit bundle you get with them too!

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