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Rupes Our history is composed of achievements, challenges, ideas, and international successes. In 1951 the RUPES 123 Stork is launched and instantly becomes an international hit that sparked the continued evolution of existing machine tools. In 1962 RUPES introduced the new TP/PC drill, the first tool in the world with body in technical polymer instead of a traditional cast metals. The new plastic material reduced tool weight and improved electric insulation, becoming an international standard. Moreover, this material improved the worker safety, since it creates a double insulating protection with low weight and excellent durability. Next RUPES revolutionized the world of sanding by launching the first electric random orbital sander, BR 8 in 1968. To preserve the user’s safety, a dust removal system was integrated in all the RUPES sanders and in 1974 the first electric palm sander was introduced: The LE 7, a machine designed single handed operation. 1985 marked the introduction of new vacuum systems, both centralized and mobile. These systems were aimed at the removal of dust generated in smoothing processes, and developed the RUPES “Energy Car”, the first mobile trolleys equipped with vacuum, designed to be easily moved around the workplace. In the year 2000 RUPES earned another star of excellence for the full assembly line automation of the electric motor manufacturing process. 2008 represented a revolutionary change for orbital polishing. The creation of the LHR 150 with its 10 mm diameter random orbital movement, a larger orbit than had ever been seen before in this application. 2010 Under the brand BigFoot, the bar was set even higher in the world of car finishing and detailing. This new system offered random orbital polishers with 15mm and 21mm orbits, forever changing how technicians would approach the process of polishing and refinishing.

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Old 27-08-2015, 06:38 PM   #1
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Hard paints : Zephir + Diamond OR UHS??

Hi

I recently bought a Rupes LHR 15 ES standard kit which had only the quarz gloss and keramik gloss polish and pads in it..

I have to work on a Black mercedes benz with a hard paint next week.

The car needs some serious correction.It has tons of swirls and few mild scratches.

So which pad and polish combo will give a better correction and a better final gloss??

1.Rupes Zephir Gloss on Rupes blue foam/mf pads followed by finishing with Rupes Diamond gloss on Rupes white foam pads?

2.Rupes UHS as a single step?


In general

Which one has better correction ability : Rupes UHS or Rupes Zephir??

Is the final glossy look provided by UHS is as glossy as the finish provided by Rupes Diamond Gloss??



Please do help me experts.

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Old 10-10-2015, 05:17 PM   #2
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First you need to do a test spot , thought myself on my Audi A5 I need at least UHS but a yellow mircofiber pad and Zafhir polish worked spot on !
On my mums car I used the UHS system but her car was in a really bad state , worked amazingly well sure a two step would have been better but was enough that most people thought the car was new !
Just because it's a Mercedes wouldn't be sure it's extra hard paint, went wrong so many times always thought I need more than I needed at the end !
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Old 10-10-2015, 05:21 PM   #3
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Is the Merc met black, or solid black???
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:41 AM   #4
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is the blue pad always finishing
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:29 PM   #5
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is the blue pad always finishing
No mate it's only used for the cutting stage the yellow or white pad are used for finishing depending on what paint you are working on
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what about my dad.s Mercedes 10 years old Mercedes which never been machine polished before it has severe swirls all over it and medium scratches
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it.s like a gold colour
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UHS grey pad used for Please.
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what product go with the pads
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Do a test spot and you might be surprised that paint on Mercedes' isn't like you read on the internet.

If the paint code has a C suffix this would indicate the car has Ceramiclear clear-coat which is that much harder than normal. The caveat to this being if the car is a few years old and has had some remedial work at some point this panel(s) may respond differently.

The Rupes Green polish/pad combo is typically excellent on Mercedes, sometimes you may need to work an area 2 or 3 times but the results will come.

It also finishes down really well so white/white combo is fine for finishing duties.

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