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kwwhite1
11-24-2015, 09:22 AM
I finally upgraded from my two year old HF DA to the lhr15, being an amateur I figured it would be good to learn on this and get the 21 mk2 later down the road and I couldn't pass up on the deal I got. All I can say is WOW! This thing is amazing compared to my old DA. The power, smoothness, overall feel,and the list goes on is on a whole different level from what I was used to. Only regret is waiting this long! Only thing left is to upgrade the pads I am using. I was wondering if anyone can recommend some good pads? I currently have cg hexlogic 5.5 pads but have been told the Rupes may delaminate them? I would like to stick to 5.5 inch pads if possible. Thank you all for any feedback and for the Rupes posts which influenced me in buying it!

Boejoula
11-24-2015, 09:25 AM
I could be wrong but I believe I read on here that the rupes pads work very well on the rupes. "It's a proven system" I believe is what it says.

Mike lambert
11-24-2015, 09:28 AM
Rupes pads for sure!

Paul A.
11-24-2015, 09:30 AM
That's exciting to hear! Best of luck with it and enjoy...

Zubair
11-24-2015, 10:43 AM
It would have been awesome if Rupes made 5.5" pads for the BigFoot, I and many others prefer 5.5" instead of 6".

kosmetikwerks
11-24-2015, 10:47 AM
Rupes works amazing as a system if you use it as such. I personally really like the HD orbital pads by lake country 7inch for my 21 and 6inch for my 15

zmcgovern45
11-24-2015, 10:56 AM
I'm a big fan of the Rupes Yellow and White pads... the new Griot's BOSS pads also work great!

Joe@NextLevelDetail
11-24-2015, 01:21 PM
Go with any low profile pad. They are designed for long throws.

Boss pads, meguiars thin discs work great, lake country thin pros, buff and shine made thin pads.

But also get some rupes pads or some lc flat pads that have a thicker diameter , this will help contour to curves and edges better , as the thin discs struggle in those areas

kwwhite1
11-24-2015, 04:13 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback! I'm just used to the 5.5 inch pads, the 6 inch just seems overwhelming but it's something I will try out again. I have the Rupes polishes so it makes sense to get the pads and use the system!

Mike Phillips
11-24-2015, 04:25 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback! I'm just used to the 5.5 inch pads, the 6 inch just seems overwhelming but it's something I will try out again.

I have the Rupes polishes so it makes sense to get the pads and use the system!



The 6" RUPES pads are not that much larger than 5.5" pads it's really no big deal.

The pads work great with the chemicals and the system rocks!


:xyxthumbs:

Msdetailing
11-24-2015, 04:30 PM
The 6" RUPES pads are not that much larger than 5.5" pads it's really no big deal.

The pads work great with the chemicals and the system rocks!


:xyxthumbs:

I echo this above.

Have a look at my last thread amazing results with rupes zephir.

To say that pad and compound blew me away is a understatement.

Another fav of mine is the megs mf pads with d300.

custmsprty
11-24-2015, 07:14 PM
I finally upgraded from my two year old HF DA to the lhr15, being an amateur I figured it would be good to learn on this and get the 21 mk2 later down the road and I couldn't pass up on the deal I got. All I can say is WOW! This thing is amazing compared to my old DA. The power, smoothness, overall feel,and the list goes on is on a whole different level from what I was used to. Only regret is waiting this long! Only thing left is to upgrade the pads I am using. I was wondering if anyone can recommend some good pads? I currently have cg hexlogic 5.5 pads but have been told the Rupes may delaminate them? I would like to stick to 5.5 inch pads if possible. Thank you all for any feedback and for the Rupes posts which influenced me in buying it!

Go with the Rupes pads, it's a system and it works best with their pads. With the 20% sale going on now I'd stock up. They are high quality and if properly cared for will last along time.

Dylan@RUPES
11-25-2015, 04:39 PM
Glad to hear you're stoked on your LHR15... its personally my favorite tool in the line as well. The 21 gets all the headlines, but you'll find a lot of our staff reaching for the 15 more often than not.


The 6" RUPES pads are not that much larger than 5.5" pads it's really no big deal.

The pads work great with the chemicals and the system rocks!


:xyxthumbs:


Thank you Mike! Echoing what others have said, the RUPES Bigfoot approach is a system, not just a tool. The pads have very specific weight, size, and composition for a reason - and thats to optimize the stroke of the tool while minimizing vibration. Its funny, we've found that our pads actually balance out some of the knockoffs better than their own pads do :D

You can toss any pad you want on there and it'll work great to be honest, but you won't be enjoying the full benefit of having bought a Bigfoot tool without the rest of the system. :buffing:

kwwhite1
11-25-2015, 05:03 PM
Thank you everyone for the great advice! I purchased the blue and yellow microfiber pads with the matching polishes. I will post when I get a chance to use them, I have been going nonstop with the 15 since getting it and have done 3 cars now and cant wait to do more with the new products I ordered.

Joe@NextLevelDetail
11-25-2015, 06:05 PM
Glad to hear you're stoked on your LHR15... its personally my favorite tool in the line as well. The 21 gets all the headlines, but you'll find a lot of our staff reaching for the 15 more often than not.




Thank you Mike! Echoing what others have said, the RUPES Bigfoot approach is a system, not just a tool. The pads have very specific weight, size, and composition for a reason - and thats to optimize the stroke of the tool while minimizing vibration. Its funny, we've found that our pads actually balance out some of the knockoffs better than their own pads do :D

You can toss any pad you want on there and it'll work great to be honest, but you won't be enjoying the full benefit of having bought a Bigfoot tool without the rest of the system. :buffing:

Any particular reason you prefer the 15? Beside it being better In tighter spaces.

Or the 5.5 6 inch pads ?