Rupes 3" BigFoot iBrid Mini Polisher



















Rupes 3" BigFoot iBrid Mini Polisher

Rupes 3" BigFoot iBrid Mini Polisher

Rupes 3" BigFoot iBrid Mini Polisher
Rupes HLR75 3" BigFoot MINI Polisher with iBrid Technology.<br/><br/>The Rupes HLR75 BigFoot iBrid 3" Mini Polisher features a conveniently located Speed Controller.  Speed range is 3,000-5,500 RPM.  As is the case with all random orbital polishers, the rate of free-spinning backing plate rotation varies.<br/><br/>Rupes HLR75 3" BigFoot MINI Polisher with iBrid Technology.<br/><br/>9HC180LT<br/>Rupes BigFoot 18V Battery Charger.<br/>Recharge time per battery is approximately 35 minutes ±5%.<br/><br/>9HB180LT<br/>Rupes BigFoot 18V Lithium-Ion Battery Pack.<br/>Delivers an approximate run time of 45 minutes.<br/>Recharge time is approximately 35 minutes.<br/>Output: 18 Volt | 45Wh<br/><br/>Rupes HLR75 3" BigFoot MINI Polisher with iBrid Technology.<br/><br/>The Rupes HLR75 BigFoot iBrid 3" Mini Polisher works best when factory Rupes Foam Pads are used, as their design delivers a balanced and agile feel. Shown: 9.DA100H (blue extra-cut foam pad).<br/><br/>Rupes HLR75 3" BigFoot MINI Polisher with iBrid Technology.<br/><br/>The Rupes HLR75 BigFoot iBrid 3" Mini Polisher works best when factory Rupes Foam Pads are used, as their design delivers a balanced and agile feel. Shown: 9.DA100M (yellow fine foam polishing pad).<br/><br/>Rupes HLR75 3" BigFoot MINI Polisher with iBrid Technology.<br/><br/>The Rupes HLR75 BigFoot iBrid 3" Mini Polisher works best when factory Rupes Foam Pads are used, as their design delivers a balanced and agile feel. Shown: 9.DA100S (white ultra-fine foam finishing pad).<br/><br/>Rupes HLR75 3" BigFoot MINI Polisher with iBrid Technology.<br/><br/>The Rupes 9.BW100H 3" Blue Coarse Wool Polishing Pad breaks from the traditional wool pad design, in that it features a dual-length, short string combination. This pad cuts rapidly, yet leaves a nearly pristine finish. Low profile, flared-edge design delivers stability, yet conforms to complex panel shapes with ease. BIGFOOT.<br/><br/>Actual dimensions:<br/>(Velcro: 3-1/8" | 80mm) • (Pad Face: 3-1/2" | 90mm) • (String Length: 3/8" | 9.5mm)<br/><br/>Rupes HLR75 3" BigFoot MINI Polisher with iBrid Technology.<br/><br/>The Rupes 9.BW100M 3" Yellow Medium Wool Polishing Pad is a smooooth operator! An abundance of long & fine wool strings enable the pad to conform to very intricate panel shapes. These pads do a great job of self cleaning, which means that there is a potential for dustiness as the pad releases loaded abrasives & paint debris.<br/><br/> To achieve a rapid cut AND a superb finish, blow the pad clean to eliminate accumulated paint residue or excess buffing liquid. Then, do a follow-up pass using what is left in the pad (if the pad is too dry, add a minute quantity of buffing liquid, and do a single back & forth pass to minimize haziness). Excellent defect removal, and capable of leaving a spectacular finish. BIGFOOT.<br/><br/>Actual dimensions:<br/>(Velcro: 3-1/8" | 80mm) • (Pad Face: 3-1/2" | 90mm) • (String Length: 1/2" | 12.7mm)<br/><br/>Rupes HLR75 3" BigFoot MINI Polisher with iBrid Technology.<br/><br/>Rupes Buffing Liquids. All three liquids are free of heavy oils & fillers, making them ideal for use in preparation of surfaces that will be protected via cross-linking sealants, polymers, and coatings.<br/><br/>9.DACOARSE250 | 9.DACOARSE<br/>D-A Coarse is designed to deliver rapid defect removal. Although D-A Coarse is an extremely capable cutter, state of the art technology and untold hours of testing and adjusting this formula enable D-A Coarse to oftentimes deliver a visually perfect finish.<br/><br/>9.DAPOLISH250 | 9.DAPOLISH<br/>D-A Polish is likely to be the go-to liquid for the majority of polishing situations. It’s been designed, tested, and tweaked to deliver everything professionals & enthusiasts desire: the potential to cut rapidly, yet finish beautifully; short or long buffing cycles; ease of use; fail-safe performance.<br/><br/>9.PURE250 | 9.PURE<br/>UNO Pure is likely to become the world standard for finessing swirls, haziness, tick marks, and other imperfections that are often created when attempting to perfect finicky paint types.<br/><br/>Rupes HLR75 3" BigFoot MINI Polisher with iBrid Technology.<br/><br/>The Rupes HLR75 BigFoot iBrid 3" Mini Polisher is outfitted with the 990.007 75mm Velcro Backing Plate.<br/><br/>
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Big FOOTSTEP.  Little FOOT. And Battery Powered!

The Rupes HLR75 3" BigFoot MINI Polisher with iBrid Technology is lithium-ion powered, and super compact. Its design is unparalleled within the detailing indistry. Considering its size and weight (3lbs 3oz), it delivers a wallop of a punch, on par with machines weighing twice the amount. Run time is an estimated 45 minutes. With a charge time of 35 minutes (±5%) per battery, the two included 18V lithium-ion batteries enable continous polishing.

The Rupes HLR75/STD iBrid MINI Polisher includes:

• (1) BigFoot iBrid MINI Polisher
• (2) Lithium-Ion Batteries
• (1) Battery Charger

The HLR75 BigFoot creates a 12mm diameter orbit.
Random orbital machines that use 3"to 4" discs and pads typically create miniscule orbits, sometimes as small as a few millimeters. The Rupes HLR75 creates a 12mm diameter orbit, which really gets pads, discs, and compounds moving.

Why is a large diameter stroke or orbit beneficial?
To better understand why a large stroke machine can deliver better and faster polishing results, imagine hand sanding a panel of wood with a typical sanding block & paper using very short 1mm back and forth strokes. Although sanding would be concentrated and exact, most of the sanding debris would remain positioned between the sandpaper and wood panel. Rapid clogging of the sandpaper would likely occur, effectively limiting cutting power and finishing potential.  However, if the length of each sanding stroke was increased (within a similar time frame), the sandpaper would move along at a more rapid pace.  The increased speed of motion would assist in loosening any stuck-on debris from the sandpaper, all the while helping to eliminate sanding debris residing between the paper and wood surface.  The exact same principles of extending the stroke apply when using the HLR75, except the motion is rotational, not linear.

The HLR75 BigFoot leaves surfaces beautifully polished & remarkably scour-free.
The first time I used a large stroke random orbital polisher, curious and a bit confused might best describe what I felt upon inspecting the paint surface after a brief polishing test.  Rather than seeing scour marks or haziness (as is often the case when using small diameter pads for compounding), I instead saw a beautifully polished & scour-free result. Initially, you may only use the Rupes HLR75 for tight-area polishing, for small parts, and perhaps for polishing bumpers and headlights. Inevitably, you'll very likely use this beast to polish large areas too.

To recap, this machine features:

• Super-fast cutting speed
• Fantastic finishing potential
• Extended working time per application of buffing liquid
• Less build-up of contaminants across the face of discs & pads
• Smooth & balanced swooping motions for increased user comfort
• Increased rotation of the backing plate vs. other small machines

    Add a variety of Rupes Buffing Pads.   (save 30%)
You'll be ready to tackle just about any polishing task if you've got a set of Rupes® Buffing Pads on hand. Rupes Foam Pads have been specifically designed for use with large stroke, random orbital polishers (4 versions are available). Rupes Wool Pads deliver for a smooth & controlled feel (2 versions are available).

    Add a spare Velcro Backing Plate.   (save 30%)
Having a spare backing plate on hand is smart.  The Rupes 990.007 3" Backing Plate is a direct replacement for the original.

    Add Rupes Buffing Liquids.   (save 30%)
A trio of buffing liquids to choose from. All-new formulas.

This machine carries a one-year parts and labor warranty.
Rupes USA offers the industry's fairest, fastest, & finest repair service! Check it out here.