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Whitewater25
03-16-2016, 08:29 PM
I used my LH -21 for the first time,nice machine but I have heard about the mod for the backing plate using a washer. What are the benefits of doing the mod & what size washer do I need to do it if would like to. The gen 2 looks nice,wish I would have waited but I have what I have & will put it to good use.

WRAPT C5Z06
03-16-2016, 08:30 PM
Pick up an M8 washer from Home Depot. With the washer, the backing plate will no longer rub against the shroud and spin freely. It helps, without a doubt.

kevincwelch
03-16-2016, 09:06 PM
Will this M8 washer work for the Rupes 15 as well?

WRAPT C5Z06
03-16-2016, 09:06 PM
Will this M8 washer work for the Rupes 15 as well?

Yep.

Matt@flyingchipmunk
03-18-2016, 10:29 AM
even though a mk II, you can check out videos I put up before/after washer mod in this thread -

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/showthread.php?t=98493

Makes a huge difference on curvy panels with little pad to paint surface area contact.

-Matt

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WRAPT C5Z06
03-18-2016, 11:49 AM
Washer mod clearly helps.

ski2
03-18-2016, 02:53 PM
If you look for Kevin Brown's website (Buff Daddy) he has a video on the washer mod as he was the first to do it and recommend it.