Rupes Poliermaschine

Die italienische Firma Rupes gibt es bereits seit dem Jahr 1947. Seitdem hat sich die kleine Firma zu einem der führenden Poliermaschinen Hersteller entwickelt.
Mit ihren Rupes Poliermaschinen aus der BigFoot Reihe begeistern sie nicht nur professionelle Anwender, auch immer mehr Hobby Aufbereiter träumen von einer Rupes Poliermaschine.

Um dir einen Überblick über die vielen Modelle zu verschaffen, stellen wir dir in diesem Artikel die beliebtesten Modelle vor und klären dich über die Unterschiede auf. So findest auch du die perfekte Rupes Poliermaschine für deinen Einsatzzweck.

Poliermaschine Rupes

There are several ways of drying your car. Drying the car with a microfiber towel is one of them. It is a very common one for detailers, because microfiber towels are easy to maintain and re-use, and they minimize the risk of swirls.

Why dry with a microfiber towel

When drying a car, you can do this indirect or direct. Indirect means that you dry the surface without actually touching it (like using an air blowing device). Direct means that you dry the surface by touching it (like wiping it with a microfiber towel).
By drying the surface with a microfiber towel, you minimize the risk of swirls and marring, and you remove the water safely. Water isn’t just made out of water alone. Tapwater especially contains calcium and magnesium, together with several other minerals and trace-elements. When the water starts to evaporate, these minerals and trace-elements stay behind. When you are working on a hot summers day, the sunlight can actually have a little magnifying glass effect within the waterdrop. This can add to the process that etches the minerals into the paint. Making them very hard to remove, and literally damaging your paint on a very small level.

The types of drying

There can be several minor differences, but in essence, there are 2 ways of drying your car with a microfiber towel.

  1. The swipe and drag technique

    This technique is the most common one. The microfiber towel is either pulled over the surface or swiped. This is an effective way to dry the car fairly quick, but there is a very small risk that by dragging the towel over the surface, you create miniature swirls. There is a long lasting discussion between the supporters of this technique and the other technique.

  2. The drop and soak technique

    This technique is not as common, but has a strong group of supporters. The microfiber towel is gently laid down on the surface, allowing it to soak up the water simply by laying on top of it. When the water is absorbed, the towel is simply picked up and laid down on another surface. The advantage is that you don’t move the towel which minimizes the risk of swirls or marring. But it could take more time and perhaps even more different towels.

Both techniques have there pros and cons. The situation might be the answer to what technique is most fitting.

Pros and cons of using a (MF) towel to dry the car

Pros:

  • It is a very effective way because microfiber drying towels can absorb a lot of water
  • The risk of marring and swirls is minimized
  • Microfiber towels will have little to no effects on very soft surfaces or very soft paint
  • A good microfiber drying towel is not only suited for drying, but can also be used to buff off polish, wax, sealant or to clean interior with if needed

Cons:

  • Microfiber towels are not cheap, the good ones are a bit expensive
  • Although they are not difficult to maintain, they still need a bit of care
  • They are not as common to come by as an old t-shirt or blouse

Things to take into account

There aren’t many steps. There are 2 main techniques described above that pretty much sum it all up.
However, there are a few things you need to remember when using a microfiber towel:

  • When a towel is dropped on the floor, put it aside and don’t use it until it has been washed. There can be very small amount of dust, dirt, sand and other particles in the towel. Using it will spread those particles over your paint, and because of the sharp sand it can even scratch the surface.
  • Never wash a towel with fabric softener! The oils in this product will clog up the microscopic fibers. This will have a very negative impact on the performance that is almost impossible to undo.
  • Putting the towel in the dryer after washing can help clean out any dust or lint
  • As with many things, a good towel costs good money. The cheap towels are rarely worth the money spent

Rupes BigFoot Poliermaschinen

Modell
Unsere Empfehlung
LHR15 Mark III Bigfoot
Mit Zwangsantrieb
Mille LK900E
Für Engstellen
LHR 75E
Für die Details
iBrid Nano Long Neck
RUPES LHR15 Mark III Bigfoot Exzenter...
RUPES Mille Zwangsexzenter...
RUPES BigFoot LHR75E Deluxe Kit
RUPES iBrid Nano Long Neck Langhals...
Gewicht
2,6 kg
2,8 kg
2,3 kg
0,75 kg
Leistung
500 Watt
900 Watt
400 Watt
-
Hub
15 mm
5 mm
12 mm
3/12 mm und Rotation
Stützteller
125 mm
125 mm
75 mm
30 und 50 mm
Drehzahl
3.000 - 5.200 min-1
265 - 535 min-1
4.000 - 5.500 min-1
3.000 - 5.000 min-1
Zwangsantrieb
Akku Poliermaschine
Unsere Empfehlung
Modell
LHR15 Mark III Bigfoot
RUPES LHR15 Mark III Bigfoot Exzenter...
Gewicht
2,6 kg
Leistung
500 Watt
Hub
15 mm
Stützteller
125 mm
Drehzahl
3.000 - 5.200 min-1
Zwangsantrieb
Akku Poliermaschine
Mit Zwangsantrieb
Modell
Mille LK900E
RUPES Mille Zwangsexzenter...
Gewicht
2,8 kg
Leistung
900 Watt
Hub
5 mm
Stützteller
125 mm
Drehzahl
265 - 535 min-1
Zwangsantrieb
Akku Poliermaschine
Für Engstellen
Modell
LHR 75E
RUPES BigFoot LHR75E Deluxe Kit
Gewicht
2,3 kg
Leistung
400 Watt
Hub
12 mm
Stützteller
75 mm
Drehzahl
4.000 - 5.500 min-1
Zwangsantrieb
Akku Poliermaschine
Für die Details
Modell
iBrid Nano Long Neck
RUPES iBrid Nano Long Neck Langhals...
Gewicht
0,75 kg
Leistung
-
Hub
3/12 mm und Rotation
Stützteller
30 und 50 mm
Drehzahl
3.000 - 5.000 min-1
Zwangsantrieb
Akku Poliermaschine

There are several ways of drying your car. Drying the car with a microfiber towel is one of them. It is a very common one for detailers, because microfiber towels are easy to maintain and re-use, and they minimize the risk of swirls.

Why dry with a microfiber towel

When drying a car, you can do this indirect or direct. Indirect means that you dry the surface without actually touching it (like using an air blowing device). Direct means that you dry the surface by touching it (like wiping it with a microfiber towel).
By drying the surface with a microfiber towel, you minimize the risk of swirls and marring, and you remove the water safely. Water isn’t just made out of water alone. Tapwater especially contains calcium and magnesium, together with several other minerals and trace-elements. When the water starts to evaporate, these minerals and trace-elements stay behind. When you are working on a hot summers day, the sunlight can actually have a little magnifying glass effect within the waterdrop. This can add to the process that etches the minerals into the paint. Making them very hard to remove, and literally damaging your paint on a very small level.

The types of drying

There can be several minor differences, but in essence, there are 2 ways of drying your car with a microfiber towel.

  1. The swipe and drag technique

    This technique is the most common one. The microfiber towel is either pulled over the surface or swiped. This is an effective way to dry the car fairly quick, but there is a very small risk that by dragging the towel over the surface, you create miniature swirls. There is a long lasting discussion between the supporters of this technique and the other technique.

  2. The drop and soak technique

    This technique is not as common, but has a strong group of supporters. The microfiber towel is gently laid down on the surface, allowing it to soak up the water simply by laying on top of it. When the water is absorbed, the towel is simply picked up and laid down on another surface. The advantage is that you don’t move the towel which minimizes the risk of swirls or marring. But it could take more time and perhaps even more different towels.

Both techniques have there pros and cons. The situation might be the answer to what technique is most fitting.

Pros and cons of using a (MF) towel to dry the car

Pros:

  • It is a very effective way because microfiber drying towels can absorb a lot of water
  • The risk of marring and swirls is minimized
  • Microfiber towels will have little to no effects on very soft surfaces or very soft paint
  • A good microfiber drying towel is not only suited for drying, but can also be used to buff off polish, wax, sealant or to clean interior with if needed

Cons:

  • Microfiber towels are not cheap, the good ones are a bit expensive
  • Although they are not difficult to maintain, they still need a bit of care
  • They are not as common to come by as an old t-shirt or blouse

Things to take into account

There aren’t many steps. There are 2 main techniques described above that pretty much sum it all up.
However, there are a few things you need to remember when using a microfiber towel:

  • When a towel is dropped on the floor, put it aside and don’t use it until it has been washed. There can be very small amount of dust, dirt, sand and other particles in the towel. Using it will spread those particles over your paint, and because of the sharp sand it can even scratch the surface.
  • Never wash a towel with fabric softener! The oils in this product will clog up the microscopic fibers. This will have a very negative impact on the performance that is almost impossible to undo.
  • Putting the towel in the dryer after washing can help clean out any dust or lint
  • As with many things, a good towel costs good money. The cheap towels are rarely worth the money spent

Von professionellen Autoaufbereitern geliebt. Rupes hat spätestens mit der Entwicklung der Mark II Big Foot den Exzenter Poliermaschinen Markt im Sturm erobert.

Schließlich wurden die ohnehin schon guten Poliermaschinen in der 2. Version nochmals verbessert.

Im Jahre 2019 wurde dann diese bereits überarbeitete Version nochmal verbessert. Die neuste Version hört auf den Namen Mark 3 und erinnert daher etwas an die Anzüge von Iron Man, welche auch stetig verbessert werden und in jeder Version über neue Features verfügen.

Rupes Bigfoot LHR 15 Mark 3

Die Neuerungen der verbesserten Rupes Poliermaschine

Auch bei der neusten Version dieser Rupes Poliermaschine sind tolle Features und Verbesserungen eingeflossen und haben so eine tolle Poliermaschine weiter perfektioniert.

Der offensichtlichste Unterschied ist der jetzt vollständig gummierte Griff. Bei der Vorgängerversion war hier auf der Oberseite noch Kunststoff im Carbonlook verbaut. Gerade mit schwitzigen Händen hatte man hier hin und wieder Probleme mit dem richtigen Griff.

Neben einem größeren Einstellrad für die Drehzahl, welches leichter ablesbar ist, verfügt die neue Rupes BigFoot Poliermaschine nun auch über einen progressiven Gasgebeschalter. Das bedeutet man kann trotz eingestellter Drehzahlstufe 6 die Maschine auch langsam laufen lassen, indem man den Gasgebeschalter nicht vollständig durchdrückt. Wie wir finden eine tolle Neuerung.

Neben einem etwas abgeänderten Design wurde natürlich auch unter der Haube etwas verbessert. Zwar hat der Motor auf dem Papier immer noch 500 Watt aber die Leistung der Poliermaschine hat sich trotzdem verbessert. Auch das Drehzahldiagramm ist jetzt über alle Stufen hinweg vollkommen linear, was das Arbeiten sehr angenehm macht.

Technische Eigenschaften

Ein Hub von 15mm macht die Poliermaschine in Verbindung mit dem 125mm Stützteller sehr flexibel einsetzbar. Die Drehzahl ist von 3.000-5.200 min-1 variabel steuerbar.
Die Drehzahlregulierung erfolgt elektronisch über einen Wahlrad mit 6 Stufen. Die Regelung erfolgt dabei elektronisch, was zu einer erhöhten Effizienz führt. Deshalb genügt der Rupes bereits eine Leistungsaufnahme von 500 Watt um die gleiche oder sogar bessere Leistung zu erzielen wie viele auf dem Papier deutlich stärkere Maschinen. 
Mit nur 2,6kg ist die Rupes Bigfoot LHR 15 Mark 3 für ihre Größe sehr leicht.

Fazit

Zusammenfassend ist dies wohl die perfekte Rupes Poliermaschine für jeden der eine Allround Maschine sucht und bereit ist etwas mehr Geld in die Hand zu nehmen. Wer nur große Flächen zu bearbeiten hat, kann zur LHR 21 greifen. Für alle anderen empfehlen wir die LHR 15.

Die Mark III beinhaltet viele der neuen Funktionen, die erstmals auf der LK900E Mille gezeigt wurden, und interessante Design-Updates, die eines der besten Poliersysteme der Branche noch besser machen.

Modell
Unsere Empfehlung
LHR15 Mark III Bigfoot
LHR21 Mark III Bigfoot
RUPES LHR15 Mark III Bigfoot Exzenter...
RUPES LHR21 Mark III Bigfoot Exzenter...
Gewicht
2,6 kg
2,6 kg
Leistung
500 Watt
500 Watt
Hub
15 mm
21 mm
Stützteller
125 mm
150 mm
Drehzahl
3.000 - 5.200 min-1
3.000 - 4.500 min-1
Unsere Empfehlung
Modell
LHR15 Mark III Bigfoot
RUPES LHR15 Mark III Bigfoot Exzenter...
Gewicht
2,6 kg
Leistung
500 Watt
Hub
15 mm
Stützteller
125 mm
Drehzahl
3.000 - 5.200 min-1
Modell
LHR21 Mark III Bigfoot
RUPES LHR21 Mark III Bigfoot Exzenter...
Gewicht
2,6 kg
Leistung
500 Watt
Hub
21 mm
Stützteller
150 mm
Drehzahl
3.000 - 4.500 min-1

Vorteile

Höchste Qualität

Vibrationsarm

Effizienter Motor

Perfekte Ergonomie

Ideal für die meisten Flächen am Fahrzeug

Sanftanlauf

Geschwindigkeit auch über Gasgebeschalter regelbar

9 Meter Kabellänge

Nachteile

Sehr hoher Preis

Weißer Gummi verschmutzt leicht

There are several ways of drying your car. Drying the car with a microfiber towel is one of them. It is a very common one for detailers, because microfiber towels are easy to maintain and re-use, and they minimize the risk of swirls.

Why dry with a microfiber towel

When drying a car, you can do this indirect or direct. Indirect means that you dry the surface without actually touching it (like using an air blowing device). Direct means that you dry the surface by touching it (like wiping it with a microfiber towel).
By drying the surface with a microfiber towel, you minimize the risk of swirls and marring, and you remove the water safely. Water isn’t just made out of water alone. Tapwater especially contains calcium and magnesium, together with several other minerals and trace-elements. When the water starts to evaporate, these minerals and trace-elements stay behind. When you are working on a hot summers day, the sunlight can actually have a little magnifying glass effect within the waterdrop. This can add to the process that etches the minerals into the paint. Making them very hard to remove, and literally damaging your paint on a very small level.

The types of drying

There can be several minor differences, but in essence, there are 2 ways of drying your car with a microfiber towel.

  1. The swipe and drag technique

    This technique is the most common one. The microfiber towel is either pulled over the surface or swiped. This is an effective way to dry the car fairly quick, but there is a very small risk that by dragging the towel over the surface, you create miniature swirls. There is a long lasting discussion between the supporters of this technique and the other technique.

  2. The drop and soak technique

    This technique is not as common, but has a strong group of supporters. The microfiber towel is gently laid down on the surface, allowing it to soak up the water simply by laying on top of it. When the water is absorbed, the towel is simply picked up and laid down on another surface. The advantage is that you don’t move the towel which minimizes the risk of swirls or marring. But it could take more time and perhaps even more different towels.

Both techniques have there pros and cons. The situation might be the answer to what technique is most fitting.

Pros and cons of using a (MF) towel to dry the car

Pros:

  • It is a very effective way because microfiber drying towels can absorb a lot of water
  • The risk of marring and swirls is minimized
  • Microfiber towels will have little to no effects on very soft surfaces or very soft paint
  • A good microfiber drying towel is not only suited for drying, but can also be used to buff off polish, wax, sealant or to clean interior with if needed

Cons:

  • Microfiber towels are not cheap, the good ones are a bit expensive
  • Although they are not difficult to maintain, they still need a bit of care
  • They are not as common to come by as an old t-shirt or blouse

Things to take into account

There aren’t many steps. There are 2 main techniques described above that pretty much sum it all up.
However, there are a few things you need to remember when using a microfiber towel:

  • When a towel is dropped on the floor, put it aside and don’t use it until it has been washed. There can be very small amount of dust, dirt, sand and other particles in the towel. Using it will spread those particles over your paint, and because of the sharp sand it can even scratch the surface.
  • Never wash a towel with fabric softener! The oils in this product will clog up the microscopic fibers. This will have a very negative impact on the performance that is almost impossible to undo.
  • Putting the towel in the dryer after washing can help clean out any dust or lint
  • As with many things, a good towel costs good money. The cheap towels are rarely worth the money spent

There are several ways of drying your car. Drying the car with a microfiber towel is one of them. It is a very common one for detailers, because microfiber towels are easy to maintain and re-use, and they minimize the risk of swirls.

Why dry with a microfiber towel

When drying a car, you can do this indirect or direct. Indirect means that you dry the surface without actually touching it (like using an air blowing device). Direct means that you dry the surface by touching it (like wiping it with a microfiber towel).
By drying the surface with a microfiber towel, you minimize the risk of swirls and marring, and you remove the water safely. Water isn’t just made out of water alone. Tapwater especially contains calcium and magnesium, together with several other minerals and trace-elements. When the water starts to evaporate, these minerals and trace-elements stay behind. When you are working on a hot summers day, the sunlight can actually have a little magnifying glass effect within the waterdrop. This can add to the process that etches the minerals into the paint. Making them very hard to remove, and literally damaging your paint on a very small level.

The types of drying

There can be several minor differences, but in essence, there are 2 ways of drying your car with a microfiber towel.

  1. The swipe and drag technique

    This technique is the most common one. The microfiber towel is either pulled over the surface or swiped. This is an effective way to dry the car fairly quick, but there is a very small risk that by dragging the towel over the surface, you create miniature swirls. There is a long lasting discussion between the supporters of this technique and the other technique.

  2. The drop and soak technique

    This technique is not as common, but has a strong group of supporters. The microfiber towel is gently laid down on the surface, allowing it to soak up the water simply by laying on top of it. When the water is absorbed, the towel is simply picked up and laid down on another surface. The advantage is that you don’t move the towel which minimizes the risk of swirls or marring. But it could take more time and perhaps even more different towels.

Both techniques have there pros and cons. The situation might be the answer to what technique is most fitting.

Pros and cons of using a (MF) towel to dry the car

Pros:

  • It is a very effective way because microfiber drying towels can absorb a lot of water
  • The risk of marring and swirls is minimized
  • Microfiber towels will have little to no effects on very soft surfaces or very soft paint
  • A good microfiber drying towel is not only suited for drying, but can also be used to buff off polish, wax, sealant or to clean interior with if needed

Cons:

  • Microfiber towels are not cheap, the good ones are a bit expensive
  • Although they are not difficult to maintain, they still need a bit of care
  • They are not as common to come by as an old t-shirt or blouse

Things to take into account

There aren’t many steps. There are 2 main techniques described above that pretty much sum it all up.
However, there are a few things you need to remember when using a microfiber towel:

  • When a towel is dropped on the floor, put it aside and don’t use it until it has been washed. There can be very small amount of dust, dirt, sand and other particles in the towel. Using it will spread those particles over your paint, and because of the sharp sand it can even scratch the surface.
  • Never wash a towel with fabric softener! The oils in this product will clog up the microscopic fibers. This will have a very negative impact on the performance that is almost impossible to undo.
  • Putting the towel in the dryer after washing can help clean out any dust or lint
  • As with many things, a good towel costs good money. The cheap towels are rarely worth the money spent

There are several ways of drying your car. Drying the car with a microfiber towel is one of them. It is a very common one for detailers, because microfiber towels are easy to maintain and re-use, and they minimize the risk of swirls.

Why dry with a microfiber towel

When drying a car, you can do this indirect or direct. Indirect means that you dry the surface without actually touching it (like using an air blowing device). Direct means that you dry the surface by touching it (like wiping it with a microfiber towel).
By drying the surface with a microfiber towel, you minimize the risk of swirls and marring, and you remove the water safely. Water isn’t just made out of water alone. Tapwater especially contains calcium and magnesium, together with several other minerals and trace-elements. When the water starts to evaporate, these minerals and trace-elements stay behind. When you are working on a hot summers day, the sunlight can actually have a little magnifying glass effect within the waterdrop. This can add to the process that etches the minerals into the paint. Making them very hard to remove, and literally damaging your paint on a very small level.

The types of drying

There can be several minor differences, but in essence, there are 2 ways of drying your car with a microfiber towel.

  1. The swipe and drag technique

    This technique is the most common one. The microfiber towel is either pulled over the surface or swiped. This is an effective way to dry the car fairly quick, but there is a very small risk that by dragging the towel over the surface, you create miniature swirls. There is a long lasting discussion between the supporters of this technique and the other technique.

  2. The drop and soak technique

    This technique is not as common, but has a strong group of supporters. The microfiber towel is gently laid down on the surface, allowing it to soak up the water simply by laying on top of it. When the water is absorbed, the towel is simply picked up and laid down on another surface. The advantage is that you don’t move the towel which minimizes the risk of swirls or marring. But it could take more time and perhaps even more different towels.

Both techniques have there pros and cons. The situation might be the answer to what technique is most fitting.

Pros and cons of using a (MF) towel to dry the car

Pros:

  • It is a very effective way because microfiber drying towels can absorb a lot of water
  • The risk of marring and swirls is minimized
  • Microfiber towels will have little to no effects on very soft surfaces or very soft paint
  • A good microfiber drying towel is not only suited for drying, but can also be used to buff off polish, wax, sealant or to clean interior with if needed

Cons:

  • Microfiber towels are not cheap, the good ones are a bit expensive
  • Although they are not difficult to maintain, they still need a bit of care
  • They are not as common to come by as an old t-shirt or blouse

Things to take into account

There aren’t many steps. There are 2 main techniques described above that pretty much sum it all up.
However, there are a few things you need to remember when using a microfiber towel:

  • When a towel is dropped on the floor, put it aside and don’t use it until it has been washed. There can be very small amount of dust, dirt, sand and other particles in the towel. Using it will spread those particles over your paint, and because of the sharp sand it can even scratch the surface.
  • Never wash a towel with fabric softener! The oils in this product will clog up the microscopic fibers. This will have a very negative impact on the performance that is almost impossible to undo.
  • Putting the towel in the dryer after washing can help clean out any dust or lint
  • As with many things, a good towel costs good money. The cheap towels are rarely worth the money spent

Die Rupes Mille ist eine vollkommene Neuentwicklung. Sie ersetzt nicht etwa die bisherigen Modelle von Rupes, sondern ergänzt die Modellpalette am oberen Ende.

Mit nur 5 mm Hub hat die Mille einen sehr geringen Hub im vergleich mit den anderen Rupes Poliermaschinen. Meist haben diese einen Hub von 12-21 mm. 

Dafür verfügt die Rupes Mille LK900E aber über einen Zwangsantrieb. Dadurch schließt sie die Lücke zwischen einer Rotations- und einer Exzenter Poliermaschine. Sie vereint die hohe Abtragsleistung einer Rotationspoliermaschine mit dem mühelosem Finnish einer Exzenter Poliermaschine.

Rupes Mille LK900E

Man muss also keine Angst vor Überhitzung des Lackes und Hologrammen haben, erreicht aber trotzdem eine hohe Defektkorrektur.

Durch den Zwangsantrieb bleibt die Maschine nie stehen, egal wie viel Druck man ausübt. Gerade die ersten Rupes Modelle hatten gerne mal Aussetzer bei zu viel Druck.

Vorteile

9 Meter Kabel

900 Watt Leistung

Zwangsantrieb

Hohe Defektkorrektur

Vibrationsarm

Nachteile

Hoher Preis

Zwangsantrieb nicht abschaltbar wie z.B. bei Makita

Weißer Gummi verschmutzt leicht

There are several ways of drying your car. Drying the car with a microfiber towel is one of them. It is a very common one for detailers, because microfiber towels are easy to maintain and re-use, and they minimize the risk of swirls.

Why dry with a microfiber towel

When drying a car, you can do this indirect or direct. Indirect means that you dry the surface without actually touching it (like using an air blowing device). Direct means that you dry the surface by touching it (like wiping it with a microfiber towel).
By drying the surface with a microfiber towel, you minimize the risk of swirls and marring, and you remove the water safely. Water isn’t just made out of water alone. Tapwater especially contains calcium and magnesium, together with several other minerals and trace-elements. When the water starts to evaporate, these minerals and trace-elements stay behind. When you are working on a hot summers day, the sunlight can actually have a little magnifying glass effect within the waterdrop. This can add to the process that etches the minerals into the paint. Making them very hard to remove, and literally damaging your paint on a very small level.

The types of drying

There can be several minor differences, but in essence, there are 2 ways of drying your car with a microfiber towel.

  1. The swipe and drag technique

    This technique is the most common one. The microfiber towel is either pulled over the surface or swiped. This is an effective way to dry the car fairly quick, but there is a very small risk that by dragging the towel over the surface, you create miniature swirls. There is a long lasting discussion between the supporters of this technique and the other technique.

  2. The drop and soak technique

    This technique is not as common, but has a strong group of supporters. The microfiber towel is gently laid down on the surface, allowing it to soak up the water simply by laying on top of it. When the water is absorbed, the towel is simply picked up and laid down on another surface. The advantage is that you don’t move the towel which minimizes the risk of swirls or marring. But it could take more time and perhaps even more different towels.

Both techniques have there pros and cons. The situation might be the answer to what technique is most fitting.

Pros and cons of using a (MF) towel to dry the car

Pros:

  • It is a very effective way because microfiber drying towels can absorb a lot of water
  • The risk of marring and swirls is minimized
  • Microfiber towels will have little to no effects on very soft surfaces or very soft paint
  • A good microfiber drying towel is not only suited for drying, but can also be used to buff off polish, wax, sealant or to clean interior with if needed

Cons:

  • Microfiber towels are not cheap, the good ones are a bit expensive
  • Although they are not difficult to maintain, they still need a bit of care
  • They are not as common to come by as an old t-shirt or blouse

Things to take into account

There aren’t many steps. There are 2 main techniques described above that pretty much sum it all up.
However, there are a few things you need to remember when using a microfiber towel:

  • When a towel is dropped on the floor, put it aside and don’t use it until it has been washed. There can be very small amount of dust, dirt, sand and other particles in the towel. Using it will spread those particles over your paint, and because of the sharp sand it can even scratch the surface.
  • Never wash a towel with fabric softener! The oils in this product will clog up the microscopic fibers. This will have a very negative impact on the performance that is almost impossible to undo.
  • Putting the towel in the dryer after washing can help clean out any dust or lint
  • As with many things, a good towel costs good money. The cheap towels are rarely worth the money spent

Ein weiteres Modell aus der BigFoot Reihe ist die Rupes LHR75. Eine Exzenter Poliermaschine für alle stellen an denen man mit den anderen Maschinen mit einem Stützteller von 125 mm oder mehr im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes an die Grenzen stößt.

Wie der Name vielleicht schon verrät verfügt diese Rupes Poliermaschine über einen 75 mm großen Polierteller. Somit ist sie bestens geeignet für Stoßstangen, Spoiler und andere schwer zugängliche Stellen.

Rupes Bigfoot LHR 75

Mit einem Gewicht von nur 2,3 kg ist die Maschine außerdem ein echtes Leichtgewicht. Der Exzenterhub von 12 mm passt sehr gut zum Einsatzzweck der Poliermaschine. Der Hub ist groß genug um eine gute Abtragsleistung zu erzielen aber nicht zu groß um das Handling zu verschlechtern.

Mit 400 Watt hat diese Rupes Poliermaschine 100 Watt weniger Leistung als die meisten ihrer Kollegen aus der BigFoot Baureihe. Trotzdem verfügt man in jeder Polierlage über genügend Leistungsreserven um auch tiefere Defekte effektiv bearbeiten zu können.

Vorteile

Ideal für enge Stellen

Leichtgewicht

12 mm Hub

Sanftanlauf

Geringes Gewicht

Nachteile

Preis

Griff nicht gummiert

There are several ways of drying your car. Drying the car with a microfiber towel is one of them. It is a very common one for detailers, because microfiber towels are easy to maintain and re-use, and they minimize the risk of swirls.

Why dry with a microfiber towel

When drying a car, you can do this indirect or direct. Indirect means that you dry the surface without actually touching it (like using an air blowing device). Direct means that you dry the surface by touching it (like wiping it with a microfiber towel).
By drying the surface with a microfiber towel, you minimize the risk of swirls and marring, and you remove the water safely. Water isn’t just made out of water alone. Tapwater especially contains calcium and magnesium, together with several other minerals and trace-elements. When the water starts to evaporate, these minerals and trace-elements stay behind. When you are working on a hot summers day, the sunlight can actually have a little magnifying glass effect within the waterdrop. This can add to the process that etches the minerals into the paint. Making them very hard to remove, and literally damaging your paint on a very small level.

The types of drying

There can be several minor differences, but in essence, there are 2 ways of drying your car with a microfiber towel.

  1. The swipe and drag technique

    This technique is the most common one. The microfiber towel is either pulled over the surface or swiped. This is an effective way to dry the car fairly quick, but there is a very small risk that by dragging the towel over the surface, you create miniature swirls. There is a long lasting discussion between the supporters of this technique and the other technique.

  2. The drop and soak technique

    This technique is not as common, but has a strong group of supporters. The microfiber towel is gently laid down on the surface, allowing it to soak up the water simply by laying on top of it. When the water is absorbed, the towel is simply picked up and laid down on another surface. The advantage is that you don’t move the towel which minimizes the risk of swirls or marring. But it could take more time and perhaps even more different towels.

Both techniques have there pros and cons. The situation might be the answer to what technique is most fitting.

Pros and cons of using a (MF) towel to dry the car

Pros:

  • It is a very effective way because microfiber drying towels can absorb a lot of water
  • The risk of marring and swirls is minimized
  • Microfiber towels will have little to no effects on very soft surfaces or very soft paint
  • A good microfiber drying towel is not only suited for drying, but can also be used to buff off polish, wax, sealant or to clean interior with if needed

Cons:

  • Microfiber towels are not cheap, the good ones are a bit expensive
  • Although they are not difficult to maintain, they still need a bit of care
  • They are not as common to come by as an old t-shirt or blouse

Things to take into account

There aren’t many steps. There are 2 main techniques described above that pretty much sum it all up.
However, there are a few things you need to remember when using a microfiber towel:

  • When a towel is dropped on the floor, put it aside and don’t use it until it has been washed. There can be very small amount of dust, dirt, sand and other particles in the towel. Using it will spread those particles over your paint, and because of the sharp sand it can even scratch the surface.
  • Never wash a towel with fabric softener! The oils in this product will clog up the microscopic fibers. This will have a very negative impact on the performance that is almost impossible to undo.
  • Putting the towel in the dryer after washing can help clean out any dust or lint
  • As with many things, a good towel costs good money. The cheap towels are rarely worth the money spent

Für Stellen die selbst für die Rupes LHR75 zu eng sind hat Rupes natürlich auch eine Poliermaschine im Angebot.

Ohne Zweifel handel es sich bei der Rupes iBrid Nano um die beste Poliermaschine für Detailarbeiten. 
Im Gegensatz zu den anderen Rupes Poliermaschinen verfügt dieses Modell über einen Akku und kann somit auch ohne lästiges Kabel eingesetzt werden.


Aber auch der Betrieb mit angeschlossenem Kabel ist möglich, sollte der Akku einmal noch nicht voll geladen sein. Diese Flexibilität ist uns ein extra Lob wert.

Rupes iBrid

Unserer Meinung nach darf die Rupes iBrid in keinem Maschinenpark eines professionellen Autoaufbereiters fehlen. Aber auch Hobbyanwender die nicht vor der zugegebenermaßen hohen Investition zurückschrecken werden mit der Rupes iBrid Nano glücklich.

Hier die Daten und Fakten der Rupes iBird:

- Drehzahl regelbar zwischen 2000 und 5000 min-1
- 30 und 50 mm großer Stützteller
- Hub zwischen 3 und 12 mm wählbar oder Rotationsbetrieb
- Soft-Start 
- LED Anzeige

Vorteile

Elektrisch oder mit Akku einsetzbar

Hohe Qualität

Perfekt für Detailarbeiten

Großer Drehzahlbereich

Nachteile

Sehr hoher Preis

Spezieller Einsatzbereich

There are several ways of drying your car. Drying the car with a microfiber towel is one of them. It is a very common one for detailers, because microfiber towels are easy to maintain and re-use, and they minimize the risk of swirls.

Why dry with a microfiber towel

When drying a car, you can do this indirect or direct. Indirect means that you dry the surface without actually touching it (like using an air blowing device). Direct means that you dry the surface by touching it (like wiping it with a microfiber towel).
By drying the surface with a microfiber towel, you minimize the risk of swirls and marring, and you remove the water safely. Water isn’t just made out of water alone. Tapwater especially contains calcium and magnesium, together with several other minerals and trace-elements. When the water starts to evaporate, these minerals and trace-elements stay behind. When you are working on a hot summers day, the sunlight can actually have a little magnifying glass effect within the waterdrop. This can add to the process that etches the minerals into the paint. Making them very hard to remove, and literally damaging your paint on a very small level.

The types of drying

There can be several minor differences, but in essence, there are 2 ways of drying your car with a microfiber towel.

  1. The swipe and drag technique

    This technique is the most common one. The microfiber towel is either pulled over the surface or swiped. This is an effective way to dry the car fairly quick, but there is a very small risk that by dragging the towel over the surface, you create miniature swirls. There is a long lasting discussion between the supporters of this technique and the other technique.

  2. The drop and soak technique

    This technique is not as common, but has a strong group of supporters. The microfiber towel is gently laid down on the surface, allowing it to soak up the water simply by laying on top of it. When the water is absorbed, the towel is simply picked up and laid down on another surface. The advantage is that you don’t move the towel which minimizes the risk of swirls or marring. But it could take more time and perhaps even more different towels.

Both techniques have there pros and cons. The situation might be the answer to what technique is most fitting.

Pros and cons of using a (MF) towel to dry the car

Pros:

  • It is a very effective way because microfiber drying towels can absorb a lot of water
  • The risk of marring and swirls is minimized
  • Microfiber towels will have little to no effects on very soft surfaces or very soft paint
  • A good microfiber drying towel is not only suited for drying, but can also be used to buff off polish, wax, sealant or to clean interior with if needed

Cons:

  • Microfiber towels are not cheap, the good ones are a bit expensive
  • Although they are not difficult to maintain, they still need a bit of care
  • They are not as common to come by as an old t-shirt or blouse

Things to take into account

There aren’t many steps. There are 2 main techniques described above that pretty much sum it all up.
However, there are a few things you need to remember when using a microfiber towel:

  • When a towel is dropped on the floor, put it aside and don’t use it until it has been washed. There can be very small amount of dust, dirt, sand and other particles in the towel. Using it will spread those particles over your paint, and because of the sharp sand it can even scratch the surface.
  • Never wash a towel with fabric softener! The oils in this product will clog up the microscopic fibers. This will have a very negative impact on the performance that is almost impossible to undo.
  • Putting the towel in the dryer after washing can help clean out any dust or lint
  • As with many things, a good towel costs good money. The cheap towels are rarely worth the money spent

There are several ways of drying your car. Drying the car with a microfiber towel is one of them. It is a very common one for detailers, because microfiber towels are easy to maintain and re-use, and they minimize the risk of swirls.

Why dry with a microfiber towel

When drying a car, you can do this indirect or direct. Indirect means that you dry the surface without actually touching it (like using an air blowing device). Direct means that you dry the surface by touching it (like wiping it with a microfiber towel).
By drying the surface with a microfiber towel, you minimize the risk of swirls and marring, and you remove the water safely. Water isn’t just made out of water alone. Tapwater especially contains calcium and magnesium, together with several other minerals and trace-elements. When the water starts to evaporate, these minerals and trace-elements stay behind. When you are working on a hot summers day, the sunlight can actually have a little magnifying glass effect within the waterdrop. This can add to the process that etches the minerals into the paint. Making them very hard to remove, and literally damaging your paint on a very small level.

The types of drying

There can be several minor differences, but in essence, there are 2 ways of drying your car with a microfiber towel.

  1. The swipe and drag technique

    This technique is the most common one. The microfiber towel is either pulled over the surface or swiped. This is an effective way to dry the car fairly quick, but there is a very small risk that by dragging the towel over the surface, you create miniature swirls. There is a long lasting discussion between the supporters of this technique and the other technique.

  2. The drop and soak technique

    This technique is not as common, but has a strong group of supporters. The microfiber towel is gently laid down on the surface, allowing it to soak up the water simply by laying on top of it. When the water is absorbed, the towel is simply picked up and laid down on another surface. The advantage is that you don’t move the towel which minimizes the risk of swirls or marring. But it could take more time and perhaps even more different towels.

Both techniques have there pros and cons. The situation might be the answer to what technique is most fitting.

Pros and cons of using a (MF) towel to dry the car

Pros:

  • It is a very effective way because microfiber drying towels can absorb a lot of water
  • The risk of marring and swirls is minimized
  • Microfiber towels will have little to no effects on very soft surfaces or very soft paint
  • A good microfiber drying towel is not only suited for drying, but can also be used to buff off polish, wax, sealant or to clean interior with if needed

Cons:

  • Microfiber towels are not cheap, the good ones are a bit expensive
  • Although they are not difficult to maintain, they still need a bit of care
  • They are not as common to come by as an old t-shirt or blouse

Things to take into account

There aren’t many steps. There are 2 main techniques described above that pretty much sum it all up.
However, there are a few things you need to remember when using a microfiber towel:

  • When a towel is dropped on the floor, put it aside and don’t use it until it has been washed. There can be very small amount of dust, dirt, sand and other particles in the towel. Using it will spread those particles over your paint, and because of the sharp sand it can even scratch the surface.
  • Never wash a towel with fabric softener! The oils in this product will clog up the microscopic fibers. This will have a very negative impact on the performance that is almost impossible to undo.
  • Putting the towel in the dryer after washing can help clean out any dust or lint
  • As with many things, a good towel costs good money. The cheap towels are rarely worth the money spent

There are several ways of drying your car. Drying the car with a microfiber towel is one of them. It is a very common one for detailers, because microfiber towels are easy to maintain and re-use, and they minimize the risk of swirls.

Why dry with a microfiber towel

When drying a car, you can do this indirect or direct. Indirect means that you dry the surface without actually touching it (like using an air blowing device). Direct means that you dry the surface by touching it (like wiping it with a microfiber towel).
By drying the surface with a microfiber towel, you minimize the risk of swirls and marring, and you remove the water safely. Water isn’t just made out of water alone. Tapwater especially contains calcium and magnesium, together with several other minerals and trace-elements. When the water starts to evaporate, these minerals and trace-elements stay behind. When you are working on a hot summers day, the sunlight can actually have a little magnifying glass effect within the waterdrop. This can add to the process that etches the minerals into the paint. Making them very hard to remove, and literally damaging your paint on a very small level.

The types of drying

There can be several minor differences, but in essence, there are 2 ways of drying your car with a microfiber towel.

  1. The swipe and drag technique

    This technique is the most common one. The microfiber towel is either pulled over the surface or swiped. This is an effective way to dry the car fairly quick, but there is a very small risk that by dragging the towel over the surface, you create miniature swirls. There is a long lasting discussion between the supporters of this technique and the other technique.

  2. The drop and soak technique

    This technique is not as common, but has a strong group of supporters. The microfiber towel is gently laid down on the surface, allowing it to soak up the water simply by laying on top of it. When the water is absorbed, the towel is simply picked up and laid down on another surface. The advantage is that you don’t move the towel which minimizes the risk of swirls or marring. But it could take more time and perhaps even more different towels.

Both techniques have there pros and cons. The situation might be the answer to what technique is most fitting.

Pros and cons of using a (MF) towel to dry the car

Pros:

  • It is a very effective way because microfiber drying towels can absorb a lot of water
  • The risk of marring and swirls is minimized
  • Microfiber towels will have little to no effects on very soft surfaces or very soft paint
  • A good microfiber drying towel is not only suited for drying, but can also be used to buff off polish, wax, sealant or to clean interior with if needed

Cons:

  • Microfiber towels are not cheap, the good ones are a bit expensive
  • Although they are not difficult to maintain, they still need a bit of care
  • They are not as common to come by as an old t-shirt or blouse

Things to take into account

There aren’t many steps. There are 2 main techniques described above that pretty much sum it all up.
However, there are a few things you need to remember when using a microfiber towel:

  • When a towel is dropped on the floor, put it aside and don’t use it until it has been washed. There can be very small amount of dust, dirt, sand and other particles in the towel. Using it will spread those particles over your paint, and because of the sharp sand it can even scratch the surface.
  • Never wash a towel with fabric softener! The oils in this product will clog up the microscopic fibers. This will have a very negative impact on the performance that is almost impossible to undo.
  • Putting the towel in the dryer after washing can help clean out any dust or lint
  • As with many things, a good towel costs good money. The cheap towels are rarely worth the money spent

​Rupes Polierpads

RUPES 4X Polierpad Polierschwamm...
Natürlich hat Rupes auch die passenden Polierpads für ihre Maschinen im Angebot. Dabei unterscheidet Rupes in vier übersichtlichen Härtegraden von Coarse (Hart) bis Ultrafine (Weich).

Mit 5 Polierpads jeden Härtegrades ist man sehr gut ausgestattet. Und dank der perfekt auf die Rupes Poliermaschinen abgestimmten Rupes Polierpads ist ein sehr gutes Ergebnis fast schon garantiert
Rupes Polierschwamm

​Rupes Politur

RUPES 4X Polituren Schleifpolitur...
Die BigFoot – Polierpasten sind das Ergebnis von eingehenden Studien und Tests, sie bestehen aus qualitativ hochwertigen Materialmischungen und sind alle frei von Silikonen und Lösungsmitteln. Die Zusammensetzung der Polierpasten wurde speziell für exzentrische Poliersysteme entwickelt. Exzentrische Poliersysteme setzen ein hohes Maß an Viskosität, mit einer gleichzeitigen Aggressivität der Polierpaste voraus. Diese spezielle Zusammensetzung schafft ein Produkt, welches die besten Polierergebnisse und die beste Verteilung des Materials auf dem Polierpad gewährleistet. 4 verschiedene Zusammensetzungen bieten die Möglichkeit, beste Ergebnisse zu erzielen.

COARSE

Für die erste Stufe der Politur. Das aggressive Korn schafft eine schnelle Bearbeitung und entfernt auch tiefere Kratzer.

MEDIUM

Die perfekte Polierpaste zum Entfernen leichter Kratzer (z.B. Waschstraßenkratzer).

FINE

Die ideale Politur um einen hohen Glanzgrad, speziell bei anspruchsvollen harten Lacken zu erreichen.

ULTRAFINE

Verbessert den Glanzgrad und die Farbtiefe der Oberfläche. Ideal um Hologramme zu entfernen.

Rupes Polituren