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    Rupes LHR 15 Mark III - pad and speed

    Hi,


    I recently purchased a Rupes LHR 15 Mark III, and I usually use Meguiar's M205 for polishing. Before, I had the Porter Cable 7424XP, and I was using a white hex logic pad on speed setting 4.


    I have purchased a Rupes yellow 'fine' pad since I have read that people say M205 works excellent with that pad. Would I be better off using a Meguiar's pad instead? Also, what speed should I be setting the Rupes to (since it is a more powerful machine)?


    As for the cars I will be doing, one is a black 2013 Chevy Cruze LTZ, and the other is a red 1994 Mustang. I want to get out some minor scratches and swirls that have accumulated over the years. The paint on both cars still looks good.




    Thanks for your help; it is very much appreciated!

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    Re: Rupes LHR 15 Mark III - pad and speed

    I would use the Rupes yellow on speed 4-5.

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    Re: Rupes LHR 15 Mark III - pad and speed

    When using the BigFoot 15 or 21 I'd recommend sticking with RUPES pads.

    See my article here,

    The Air Test - Using NON RUPES pads on RUPES Polishers by Mike Phillips


    The Air Test

    In this picture, this RUPES BigFoot 21 is running on the 6.0 speed setting and is vibration free.









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    Re: Rupes LHR 15 Mark III - pad and speed

    For Meguiars M105 would I use the green or blue Rupes pad? So far I have yellow and white.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Rupes LHR 15 Mark III - pad and speed

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    I would use the Rupes yellow on speed 4-5.
    I agree with this. I have a MKII and stay within 4-4.5.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang94 View Post
    For Meguiars M105 would I use the green or blue Rupes pad? So far I have yellow and white.

    Thanks!
    What cutting pads do you own? Are you dead set on this compound?

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    Re: Rupes LHR 15 Mark III - pad and speed

    The only cutting pad I have for this machine at the moment is a Lake Country CCS - Orange, from my understanding the Rupes pads seem to work better with these machines. Before when I was using my Porter-Cable, I used orange for M105, white for M205 and black for wax (these were hex logic 6.5-inch pads).

    I am not dead set on M105, I find it can be difficult to work with at times and it creates a lot of dust. Is there another compound that would be recommended? I mainly only used compound to try to get rid of the white clear coat scratches. They especially show up on my black Cruze.

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