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    Rupes LHR12E duetto pad question.

    Can any pad safely be used on this polisher, I have and use lake county ccs and hex logic. I have a PC 7424XP which as we know can wear one out, I may upgrade if pads other then OEM can be used.

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    Re: Rupes LHR12E duetto pad question.

    I just got one last week and I'm using all my LC Pads on it just fine.
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    Re: Rupes LHR12E duetto pad question.

    Quote Originally Posted by custmsprty View Post
    I just got one last week and I'm using all my LC Pads on it just fine.
    Thanks, is it worth the money over a PC ?

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    Re: Rupes LHR12E duetto pad question.

    I've been using the official Rupes ones on the LHR12E and they work great but I will switch to LC when the time comes.

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    Re: Rupes LHR12E duetto pad question.

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    Thanks, is it worth the money over a PC ?
    Absolutely, it's a beast, and I have the LHR15 too, this tool more than exceeded my expectations.

    I did a light polish last weekend with it

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    PBL Diamond Paint Sealant with LC Blue Pad two coats 12 hours apart.

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    Re: Rupes LHR12E duetto pad question.

    Quote Originally Posted by tpr1634 View Post
    Can any pad safely be used on this polisher, I have and use lake county ccs and hex logic. I have a PC 7424XP which as we know can wear one out, I may upgrade if pads other then OEM can be used.
    I've said this many times and I'll say it yet again...do not use non-Rupes pads on Rupes polishers. The velcro backing on non-Rupes pads is not strong enough for these polishers. I learned this the hard and very expensive way. Proceed at your own risk.
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    Re: Rupes LHR12E duetto pad question.

    Quote Originally Posted by TundraPower View Post
    I've said this many times and I'll say it yet again...do not use non-Rupes pads on Rupes polishers. The velcro backing on non-Rupes pads is not strong enough for these polishers. I learned this the hard and very expensive way. Proceed at your own risk.
    You say this on pretty much every Rupes related thread and yet there are tons of people using aftermarket pads just fine and many manufactures that design their pads around the Rupes...
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    Re: Rupes LHR12E duetto pad question.

    Quote Originally Posted by RawDetail View Post
    You say this on pretty much every Rupes related thread and yet there are tons of people using aftermarket pads just fine and many manufactures that design their pads around the Rupes...
    I agree, I've had them tear off on my Porter Cable too. When they get old or if the pad gets too hot it's my feeling that affects the adhesive bond. I wash my pads in the washing machine and have only had one pad fail on my LHR 15E in a year. And I've had two go bad on my PC.
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    Re: Rupes LHR12E duetto pad question.

    Quote Originally Posted by TundraPower View Post
    I've said this many times and I'll say it yet again...do not use non-Rupes pads on Rupes polishers. The velcro backing on non-Rupes pads is not strong enough for these polishers. I learned this the hard and very expensive way. Proceed at your own risk.
    Interesting, that's what I was wondering.

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    Re: Rupes LHR12E duetto pad question.

    Quote Originally Posted by TundraPower View Post
    I've said this many times and I'll say it yet again...do not use non-Rupes pads on Rupes polishers. The velcro backing on non-Rupes pads is not strong enough for these polishers. I learned this the hard and very expensive way. Proceed at your own risk.
    I agree that Rupes has something going on with their Velcro, that's for sure! With the Duetto though it really doesn't have the massive throw of the other two. I'd think a pad that hasn't been used a ton, and has good integrity to the Velcro should still be fine on the Duetto.

    OTOH, trying to REMOVE a pad from the Duetto can literally rip the Velcro off the foam! MAN does that puppy hold on tight!

    Quote Originally Posted by custmsprty View Post
    I agree, I've had them tear off on my Porter Cable too. When they get old or if the pad gets too hot it's my feeling that affects the adhesive bond. I wash my pads in the washing machine and have only had one pad fail on my LHR 15E in a year. And I've had two go bad on my PC.
    Yeah, I think it's more about the pad itself than ALL non Rupes pads will fly off. I'm sure given enough use that any pad can reach the point where it stops staying attached. Then given how hard the Rupes Velcro holds on to a pad it REALLY beats it up when you try to remove it. Scares the snot outta' me when trying to remove a Hydro-Tech I can tell you that for SURE!

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