The RUPES LHR 15 Mark II BigFoot Polisher is a CE approved 230 volt UK specification dual action polisher with a difference. In contrast to many of the low cost dual action machines currently available, the LHR 15 Mark II features a massive 15 mm throw (most dual action polishers feature a throw of 8 mm or less). As a result of having a much longer throw, the LHR 15 Mark II increases the effective cutting power of any given pad and polish combination (because the abrasives are worked across a much larger area per oscillation). The net effect of this is that the LHR 15 Mark II does more cutting in less time, but without compromising the needs of the detailer. By limiting the throw to 15 mm (its bigger brother, the LHR 21 Mark II, has a much longer throw of 21 mm) and using a 125 mm proprietary backing plate designed to accept RUPES 150 mm BigFoot Polishing Pads, the LHR 15 Mark II remains easy to control when working on strongly curved surfaces and in tight areas against edges. This is the reason why the term ‘Detailing’ is written on the head of the LHR 15 Mark II, but not on the LHR 21 Mark II (which was designed with professional bodyshop environments in mind, where polishing large areas to a high standard in the shortest possible time is critical to profitability).
Given the above design philosophy, it should come as no surprise that the RUPES LHR 15 Mark II BigFoot Polisher also incorporates a number of other innovative features that are of equal benefit to professionals and enthusiasts alike. These include a lightweight, ergonomically-efficient, low profile body with a beautifully shaped head that is supremely comfortable to hold, numerous strategically placed rubber-inserts to aid grip and support the machine in a stable position when not in use and speed controls (throttle lever, speed selection dial and trigger lock) that are all within very easy reach of the main control handle. Furthermore, by developing a carefully weighted fixed size backing plate and a complementary range of pads, RUPES have produced a beautifully balanced machine that is incredibly smooth and largely free of the horrible vibrations usually associated with dual action polishers. This means that the LHR 15 Mark II can be safely controlled with just one hand (which is useful when polishing large roofs and bonnets) and can be used for lengthy periods without causing hands and fingers to become numb or affected by pins and needles.
As the above description indicates, the RUPES LHR 15 Mark II BigFoot Polisher forms part of an innovative system of dual action machines and accessories (collectively termed the RUPES BigFoot Random Orbital Polishing System) that has been designed and engineered from the ground up to produce optimal results in minimal time while simultaneously maximising user comfort and safety. In line with this, RUPES recommend that the RUPES LHR 15 Mark II BigFoot Polisher is used exclusively with appropriately-sized accessories and parts from this system. Currently, the RUPES LHR 15 Mark II BigFoot Polisher can be bought separately or as part a pre-bundled kit, the contents of which are described in full below. Please note that the machine comes with a one year return to base warranty, but in the event of a fault developing this warranty will only be honoured if the machine has been used exclusively with accessories and parts from the RUPES BigFoot Random Orbital Polishing System; non-observance of this requirement automatically terminates the warranty.
RUPES LHR 15 Mark II BigFoot Polisher – DLX Kit
This kit contains:
1 x RUPES LHR 15 Mark II BigFoot Polisher
1 x RUPES 150 mm Coarse BigFoot Polishing Pad (Blue)
1 x RUPES 150 mm Medium BigFoot Polishing Pad (Green)
1 x RUPES 150 mm Fine BigFoot Polishing Pad (Yellow)
1 x RUPES 150 mm Ultra Fine BigFoot Polishing Pad (White)
1 x RUPES Zephir Gloss (Coarse Gel Compound) (250 ml)
1 x RUPES Quarz Gloss (Medium Gel Compound) (250 ml)
1 x RUPES Keramik Gloss (Fine Gel Compound) (250 ml)
1 x RUPES Diamond Gloss (Ultra Fine Gel Compound) (250 ml)
1 x RUPES Semi Rigid BigFoot Storage Bag
1 x RUPES BigFoot Buffing Towels (Pack of 4)
1 x RUPES BigFoot Apron