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Old 06-04-2018, 09:11 PM   #11
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For 1 what care 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.
Cheers Ric...

I got a 2017 BMW 440 in Sapphire Black! It just has light swirls now after a year! Will machine it later this month or early next!

The thing I don't like about my DAS6 is that on a arched area is stalls. Sometimes I just need to get half the pad on a section and it stops rotating. I know I need a smaller machine too but not yet.

The Mille doesn't stall but is a lot more expensive, now you have me wondering what to do! Cheers mate...

I have been offered a really good price for the Mille from a forum sponsor.
The Mille was cheaper than the original price of the MK2 both deluxe kits!

Might message them and see what they can do the MK2 for then, that might make up my mind.

How about the Rupes Rotary? Opinion on that?

Thanks Rob
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:19 AM   #12
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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!

Rob
Cheers Mate.

That makes sense.

OK, you've hit the nail on the head for you with "...the DAS6 is not the best to use..." so here's a few more questions that only you can answer:

Specifically what is it about the DAS6 that you don't like?
Too heavy? Too many vibrations? What does "comfortable" feel like (can you try other machines - maybe someone on here lives locally and might lend you something)? Not enough oomph? Takes too long to get the job done? etc. etc.

AND

What is it about the results that you're not happy with?

With that info you can make a much better informed decision.

For instance; I've got 2 machines:

An Argos DA that was my "toe in the water" to start my machine polishing journey and a Flex PE14-2 rotary bought from the Personal Sales on here.

They are chalk & cheese in terms of build quality and just the feel and way they handle but each has their own strengths and is quite capable of getting the results.

I'm a big fan of Glare polishes and they like to work "warm" so the Flex is brilliant. If I'm doing a friends car with a "quick once over" with, say, Scholl S20 then the DA is easier to work with (although the Flex gives a better finish but requires MUCH more care and concentration).

Horses for courses.

Hope that helps a bit more.

Cheers.

Good Luck.

Andy.

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Old 08-04-2018, 09:45 AM   #13
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I've been looking at upgrading my DAS6 too. Had it a couple of years now and with better weather on the way it's almost time for the machine polisher to come out and play. Personally I've not had a chance to use the Mille but have had a few goes with a mates LHR15 Mk2, and I feel it's a great leap from from the DAS6 (comfort especially) so that's the route I'm looking to take once I find the best deal. eBay seems to have some great deals every now and again but I'm always reluctant for some reason buying expensive items from eBay. Anyone else know of any good deals on them?
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:02 AM   #14
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I've been looking at upgrading my DAS6 too. Had it a couple of years now and with better weather on the way it's almost time for the machine polisher to come out and play. Personally I've not had a chance to use the Mille but have had a few goes with a mates LHR15 Mk2, and I feel it's a great leap from from the DAS6 (comfort especially) so that's the route I'm looking to take once I find the best deal. eBay seems to have some great deals every now and again but I'm always reluctant for some reason buying expensive items from eBay. Anyone else know of any good deals on them?
If you can wait until Waxstock there should be some then......or if you can’t wait lol
http://www.powertoolsalesuk.com/rupe...r-stn-kit.html

https://www.britemax-direct.co.uk/ru...er-c2x19380237

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Old 09-04-2018, 08:24 PM   #15
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Cheers Ric...
I got a 2017 BMW 440 in Sapphire Black! It just has light swirls now after a year! Will machine it later this month or early next!

The thing I don't like about my DAS6 is that on a arched area is stalls. Sometimes I just need to get half the pad on a section and it stops rotating. I know I need a smaller machine too but not yet.

The Mille doesn't stall but is a lot more expensive, now you have me wondering what to do! Cheers mate...

Might message them and see what they can do the MK2 for then, that might make up my mind.

How about the Rupes Rotary? Opinion on that?
Thanks Rob
2017 BMW 440? Awesome machine!
Ive got a Rupes 18 Rotary but i hardly use it ,most of the detailing jobs i do are fairly new cars so i use mainly the mk2 machines. Most of the time they have enough power. If i have to choose in case of heavy paint corrction i would rather choose my Rotary then a Rupes Mille.
I find that the mk2 machines hardly have an issue with pad stalling on curved panels.
Plz do youreself a big favor and go to an store to work an panel with both machines to find out witch machine you like the best .
Then you go home with an mk2 Bigfoot you will see
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....... I'm always reluctant for some reason buying expensive items from eBay. Anyone else know of any good deals on them?......
My view is we have a number of great suppliers who support our forum and have a solid track record of reliability and quality service. Look how many "thank you" and "great service" posts there are.

They support us, it's reasonable for us to support them.

I'll always go for this over saving a few quid. Obviously if there's a huge price difference that's different but I'll go for the "genuine, honest, specialist little guy" every time.

Just my opinion.

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My view is we have a number of great suppliers who support our forum and have a solid track record of reliability and quality service. Look how many "thank you" and "great service" posts there are.

They support us, it's reasonable for us to support them.

I'll always go for this over saving a few quid. Obviously if there's a huge price difference that's different but I'll go for the "genuine, honest, specialist little guy" every time.

Just my opinion.

Andy.
This is what I will be doing today. Checking prices and stock availability from those that support here. Luckily not a busy in the office so plenty of time to browse and find what I'm looking for.
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2017 BMW 440? Awesome machine!
Ive got a Rupes 18 Rotary but i hardly use it ,most of the detailing jobs i do are fairly new cars so i use mainly the mk2 machines. Most of the time they have enough power. If i have to choose in case of heavy paint corrction i would rather choose my Rotary then a Rupes Mille.
I find that the mk2 machines hardly have an issue with pad stalling on curved panels.
Plz do youreself a big favor and go to an store to work an panel with both machines to find out witch machine you like the best .
Then you go home with an mk2 Bigfoot you will see
Yeah I love my car! Looks good with the Full Opal White interior. Sounds good and goes good!

I have been speaking with another Detailer who is saying the complete opposite to you.
I see a video the other day and the MK2 does not stall a lot from what I could see. My DAS6 is useless. I know I haven't tried but from videos I have seen the force drive seems to make it less work by making less passes.

As I already have a DA albeit a entry level one should't I just go for something that bit different?

I don't have anywhere local where I can test the two.

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Well Rob so many people so many opinions . Forensic detailing has a review on youtube.
See 17:44 “the tool fights you a bit more” and the comment “the tool walks you around a little bit” . Thats exact what i noticed and did not like about this (over) expensive machine.
Well Just my opinion...
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Well Rob so many people so many opinions . Forensic detailing has a review on youtube.
RUPES Mille LK900E Bigfoot Machine Polisher Review Demo - YouTube
See 17:44 “the tool fights you a bit more” and the comment “the tool walks you around a little bit” . Thats exact what i noticed and did not like about this (over) expensive machine.
Well Just my opinion...
Thanks Ric.

I have already seen that video, I have seen the Rupes tutorial and they do say you must keep the pad well lubricated in order to stop that. So I take it the new Rupes polishes that are designed for it are very slippery and spread forever.

I don't know, I just know I have been offered a mega deal and its close in price to the LHR 15 MK2 which is on average about £150 cheaper normally.

Decisions decisions!

Thanks again for the advice!
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