Our very own Rupes LHR 21 ES is now in our hands at the shop.

Discussion in 'Detailers Domain' started by detailersdomain, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

  2. SoCal Garage

    SoCal Garage DB Forum Supporter


    So everything in the above photographs is included in the link you provided or is it just the polisher? Thanks.
  3. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    the waiting list is just for the polisher, we still have not decided what we will carry.

    I believe we will carry the 15mm and 21mm.

    I doubt we will carry the polishes.
  4. agpatel

    agpatel OD On Detailing

    Will they both take 5.5" pads or only the 15mm throw one?
  5. kakeuter

    kakeuter DB Forum Supporter

    21mm will not accept the 5.5" pads..yet

  6. bryansbestwax

    bryansbestwax DB Forum Supporter

    It can as the bp from the 15 fits. But it ends up behind the machine shroud. KB checked it out for me.

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  7. rwisejr

    rwisejr DB Forum Supporter

    it Looks like I may have to hang oneof these from the tool belt .
  8. vtec92civic

    vtec92civic Nuba Guru

    These units only use big pads or can we swap pads and backing plates?
  9. bryansbestwax

    bryansbestwax DB Forum Supporter

    Talking to Kevin they can be swapped but the shroud of the machine doesnt make it a pretty fit. If you want 5.5 inch pads get the 15. The 21 can be bastardized but I don't think it would be recommended. I just wanted to post that KB said it is possible. Just not a sound choice.

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  10. premshine09

    premshine09 Jedi Nuba

    Really excited to try this machine- would definitely look into purchasing the 15......wondering what people are going to say in a comparison with the larger throw.

    Thanks Phil!
  11. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    I'll have the waiting list for the 15mm shortly.
  12. 604_Snooze

    604_Snooze Obsessive Detailer

    How many mm throw does the PCxp and the GG6" have?
    does this machine blog down like the PCxp?
  13. bryansbestwax

    bryansbestwax DB Forum Supporter

    I should have my 15 in a couple weeks. I will throw up a comparison if I can.

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  14. vtec92civic

    vtec92civic Nuba Guru

    Another thing I was going to ask was the power issue. With it having a 500 watt motor vs the Griots garage 850 watt motor that's a huge power difference.
  15. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    hopefully we will have ours as well. I look forward to your review.
  16. JBlack151

    JBlack151 Birth of a Detailer

    I may have missed this in the previous Rupes threads but what size pads will the 21 work with? Mainly wondering about the Uber 6.25 and 6.5 pads working.

    I'm torn about which one I may end up wanting though.
  17. ACE2790

    ACE2790 Jedi Nuba

    What makes this machine so remarkable?

    Edit: Nvm, just read the product info page and it sounds pretty freakin awesome.
  18. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    the 6.25 uber will fit on the machine I have not used it yet though.
  19. Mike Murphy

    Mike Murphy Any Rag Vehicle Washer

    PC, GG, Megs have approximately 8mm throw. No it doesn't bog down like the others due to the greater centripetal force created by the larger throw.

    Wattage of the motor is not necessarily good to use for a comparison. One was given a more powerful motor to compensate for it's aged engineering, it was designed for sanding wood years ago. The Rupes was designed for quick comfortable correction on paint.

    I just posted a comparison between the Rupes and a standard DA. It might help to answer some of your questions.
  20. Mike Murphy

    Mike Murphy Any Rag Vehicle Washer

    Congrats Phil! :applause2: I think you're going to like it. :thumb:

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