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Came across this "latest" random orbital polisher from Rupes, Italy, while doing my "research" to replace my 3D DA polisher. Been reading the detailing forums and YouTubing it and been impressed with it's performance and ease of usage. The 15' is more towards my "capability" while the 21' is great for tackling larger panels. I've emailed the local distributor asking whether they've stocked it here and get the pricing from them. So anybody read or tried them before..??
 

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*in advertisement voice* Coming soon near you.....
 
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*advertisement* Coming soon near you.....
Do u mean that he is somehow advertising and might be warned by mods, or there will really be advertisement coming to us lol...coz I'm interested in this machine also and would like to know the price. I dun think he is advertising bah...just sharing and asking for opinions?
 

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hahaha...sorry...sorry for the confusions. I was just making a joke like in those advertisement voices that we commonly hear saying "coming soon near you". What I really meant to say is that this machine is coming to our shore soon. Not advertising it, but just stating some news that I heard.....

Sorry OP if there's any misunderstanding...I didn't mean it to sound that way.

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hahaha...sorry...sorry for the confusions. I was just making a joke like in those advertisement voices that we commonly hear saying "coming soon near you". What I really meant to say is that this machine is coming to our shore soon. Not advertising it, but just stating some news that I heard.....

Sorry OP if there's any misunderstanding...I didn't mean it to sound that way.

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I've edited my post
lol .. Coming into cinemas near you. The RPM seems abit low isnt it? compared to Bosch. I just feel that the higher the rpm, the more cutting ability it has.
 

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But....2.5mm throw against 15mm/21mm throw....NO MATCH!!! Hehe...just speculations. Haven't tried it yet. Can't wait to test it when it arrives....
 

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You just can't resist can you....hahaha....Anyway...CONGRATULATIONS eohl79!!!

Now, the question is, to do or not to do before CNY....hahahah....
 

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You just can't resist can you....hahaha....Anyway...CONGRATULATIONS eohl79!!!

Now, the question is, to do or not to do before CNY....hahahah....
Already tested few hours after I got it. Just couldnt resist it. Man baby Sasquatch is a smooth and easy to use tool.... Wayyyy too easy to use. Learning curve of the tool is not an issue at all. Only tried with LC white flat pads with Sonax perfect finish. Have not tried the Rupes pad yet. Another observation is I am using lesser product on the work area. Thing because of less heat, the polishing oil/lube is not heating up and thinning/vaporizing. Can't tell too much thus far as I would need to spend more time using it. No pressure at all to the machine when working... Just guide it across the surface that's all. This is great as it takes another variable out of the so called tool technique/usage. So easy... Couldn't believe it. No carpal tunnel problems to my wrists... Almost flawless...

Sorry cant disclose pricing. Special pricing from distributor. He is not making a cent out of it and even at a loss. Check the international pricing of other resellers + shipping and you get the ball park figure.
 

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We were informed that the INDICATIVE retail price for the Rupes are around:
LHR15ES - RM1,8xx
LHR21ES - RM1,9xx
LHR75 - RM????
......excl. shipping.
 
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Ok... Just got official info from the REGIONAL distributor of Rupes. Take note that I am not getting a penny for this nor am I associated with the distributor. Just friends only.

Regional distributor is none other than the renowned detailer, AbsoluteGloss. First batch all sold out... Next batch should be around mid to end of March. PM him directly at [email protected]

Official pricing as to date is:
LHR15ES - RM1860
LHR21ES - RM1990

Should be all 230V like mine... Pricy yes but seriously a good machine.
 
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Who is this Todd Copperider guy? :p
I feel u man...*sob*...
 

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Ok... Just got official info from the REGIONAL distributor of Rupes. Take note that I am not getting a penny for this nor am I associated with the distributor. Just friends only.

Regional distributor is none other than the renowned detailer, AbsoluteGloss. First batch all sold out... Next batch should be around mid to end of March. PM him directly at [email protected]

Official pricing as to date is:
LHR15ES - RM1860
LHR21ES - RM1990

Should be all 230V like mine... Pricy yes but seriously a good machine.
Wow! 3 x the RB price, really for serious pro only.....
 

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Expensive yes. Take it as the Lamborghini of DAs... Just easier to drive... Seriously... It is made in Italy. Very nice and good design. Well built. All this comes with a price. Buying a German made Flex VRG3401 forced rotation DA is also not cheap locally.

One good thing about the Rupes is the machine does not need to be tamed like a wild beast and does not sap all your energy once you are done buffing. Buy what you can afford and makes sense/cents to you.
 

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I wannnnt

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Can change backing plate to smaller size?
 

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Can change backing plate to smaller size?
5" for LHR15 and 6" for LHR21. Can swap both backing plates with each other but machine counter balance would be off. Rupes engineer purposefully tune the counterweights specifically for the mechans+backing plate+pad to minimize vibe. No other smaller or bigger backing available. Rupes designed LHR75 air powered DA for smaller pads instead.

Brother KrisMas, Todd Cooperrider is the top detailer in the US, Esoteric Auto Detail in Columbus, Ohio – Detailing, Training, and Product Sales. owner of estoric detail
Oh yes indeed he is. If I have money I would want to attend his advance/elite detailing classes. You should know him guessing from the 22ple coating that you are using. Todd don't mess around with regular stuff... Good for you.
 

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Even more expensive than a Makita Rotary :top:
 

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Expensive yes. Take it as the Lamborghini of DAs... Just easier to drive... Seriously... It is made in Italy. Very nice and good design. Well built. All this comes with a price. Buying a German made Flex VRG3401 forced rotation DA is also not cheap locally.

One good thing about the Rupes is the machine does not need to be tamed like a wild beast and does not sap all your energy once you are done buffing. Buy what you can afford and makes sense/cents to you.
I don't even have a Camry, so better keep my ROB (Kancil)......:biggrin: