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    Re: Review: RUPES BigFoot LHR 19E Rotary Polisher by Mike Phillips at Autogeek

    Whats the theory on using a rotary like that on a factory clear coat though? Isn't that a big no no that will remove to much paint?

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    Re: Review: RUPES BigFoot LHR 19E Rotary Polisher by Mike Phillips at Autogeek

    Is that the same car from the blackfire 1 step cleaner/wax thread?

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    Re: Review: RUPES BigFoot LHR 19E Rotary Polisher by Mike Phillips at Autogeek

    Quote Originally Posted by fightnews View Post
    Whats the theory on using a rotary like that on a factory clear coat though? Isn't that a big no no that will remove to much paint?
    you have to remove the same amount of paint, regardless of method, to remove the defects

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    Re: Review: RUPES BigFoot LHR 19E Rotary Polisher by Mike Phillips at Autogeek

    Quote Originally Posted by fightnews View Post

    Is that the same car from the blackfire 1 step cleaner/wax thread?
    Good eye!

    Great question!

    But "no". Two different Chevelles, but both cool and both with BIG BLOCKS!


    If you go back and look at the pictures, while they look the same, one has a vinyl top and one has a painted top.


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    Review: RUPES BigFoot LHR 19E Rotary Polisher by Mike Phillips at Autogeek

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    Re: Review: RUPES BigFoot LHR 19E Rotary Polisher by Mike Phillips at Autogeek

    Quote Originally Posted by fightnews View Post

    Whats the theory on using a rotary like that on a factory clear coat though?

    Common sense...

    Use the least aggressive process to get the job done"

    If a rotary is required or preferred, then simply use the least aggressive product and pad to get the job done.

    Good question....



    Quote Originally Posted by fightnews View Post

    Isn't that a big no no that will remove to much paint?
    The rotary by itself won't remove too much paint. If >>>you<<< use it with an aggressive compound and an aggressive pad then it "can" remove too much paint.


    The key is to use the right tool, pad and product for the job. The rotary does in my opinion take the most time and practice to learn how to master.


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    Re: Review: RUPES BigFoot LHR 19E Rotary Polisher by Mike Phillips at Autogeek

    ***Update***


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    Hard to believe we're about 14 days out from this review being ONE YEAR OLD!



    Here's the good news! The RUPES LHR 19E is now IN STOCK and READY TO SHIP!



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    Re: Review: RUPES BigFoot LHR 19E Rotary Polisher by Mike Phillips at Autogeek

    Mike, I’m curious as to where the stick handle is supposed to go. You showed it to go where the D handle goes. I found that too low for me and removed a plastic screw above(that holds the paddle head in place) and I liked it much better there. I’m sure it is ok there but curious as to an official answer.

    BTW the stick handle is extremely nice and comfortable. I’ll get a pic later when I get a chance.
    Jim

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    Re: Review: RUPES BigFoot LHR 19E Rotary Polisher by Mike Phillips at Autogeek

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Oldz View Post

    Mike, Iím curious as to where the stick handle is supposed to go. You showed it to go where the D handle goes. I found that too low for me and removed a plastic screw above(that holds the paddle head in place) and I liked it much better there. Iím sure it is ok there but curious as to an official answer.

    BTW the stick handle is extremely nice and comfortable. Iíll get a pic later when I get a chance.

    The rotary in the pictures was an early production unit after it was revealed before SEMA in 2017 and at the time I had the unit to use and review there wasn't a stick handle with the unit.


    My guess is in the threaded hole shown in this picture here, either side but then again, this was a pre-production unit so things may have changed.


    Both sides of the head unit offer threaded holes for the stick handle or the bolts that attach the d-handle.





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    Re: Review: RUPES BigFoot LHR 19E Rotary Polisher by Mike Phillips at Autogeek


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    In the above photos you will see what I mean. By removing the plastic screw and inserting the stick handle there, I find myself to better control the polisher. I sent an E-mail to Rupes for an official response.

    Also included a pic of the stick handle for those who may be interested in it. It is indeed really comfortable.


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