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    Rupes MK 2 vrs MK 1 Quick Review

    Quick demo of the MK 2 doing what the MK 1 could not. Another one of my highly produced videos.

    Rupes 15 MK II - On Concave Polishing Area - YouTube
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    Re: Rupes MK 2 vrs MK 1 Quick Review

    thank you
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It`s good to be da King !!!

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    Re: Rupes MK 2 vrs MK 1 Quick Review

    Nice video!

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    Re: Rupes MK 2 vrs MK 1 Quick Review

    Looks like the coffee mug and oil pan didnt move

    thanks for the video

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    Re: Rupes MK 2 vrs MK 1 Quick Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfordisbetter View Post
    Looks like the coffee mug and oil pan didnt move

    thanks for the video
    Lolz. I actually have a tripod and a decent Sony camera. But I was too lazy to grab either. Maybe one day I`ll try and make a more refined video. But, it`s just so easy on an iPhone.

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    TY for your video. have to try the New Rupes polisher someday. Didn`t like the first one that came one.
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    Thanks for the video. I glad I`m not the the only one that pronounces it "roops" every now and then. I still remember when Nikes came out and everyone pronounced it exactly how it looks and they ran stupid radio commercials rhyming Nike with Bikey. As in "I ride my Bikey with my Nikeys."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    Thanks for the video. I glad I`m not the the only one that pronounces it "roops" every now and then. I still remember when Nikes came out and everyone pronounced it exactly how it looks and they ran stupid radio commercials rhyming Nike with Bikey. As in "I ride my Bikey with my Nikeys."
    Hyundai like Sunday. I correct anyone every chance I get

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    Re: Rupes MK 2 vrs MK 1 Quick Review

    I still use the Indian money version too often. Old habits.... now to learn to roll the "r".

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    Re: Rupes MK 2 vrs MK 1 Quick Review

    So, while I was banging out my car with the MKII, some more thoughts:

    1. I noticed the new machine seems much more powerful. I have old Rupes pads, and I noticed if you bear down on them - little pieces of foam (just a few tiny pieces) would fly off the pad. This didn`t happen with the old machine

    This isn`t a slam on the pads (they are old - and it`s very minor), this is a testament to how the new machine can muscle through concave and awkward surfaces. That`s when I noticed it.

    2. I noticed the new machine doesn`t seem much different from the old machine - until you crank it up to 5 or greater - after that, you can really feel the difference. On the lower speeds, it can still stall.

    3. This is total speculation, but the new machines BP seems different - if I`m remembering the old BP correctly. The new machine has a solid plastic core/center to the BP. This seems to transmit the power better. Again, I could be remembering the old BP incorrectly - but the new BP seems to transmit the power down better.

    4. As a comparison, I`d rate the new MKII as a little less powerful than the all powerful GG6. Pretty amazing it does it with a 500w motor. They did something to this motor to really amp it up.

    5. The washer mod will now just be a foot note in history. It has no real purpose with the new machine.

    6. The new rubber cord is really nice. No memory to it. However, because it`s rubber - it seems "softer"; like it could be easier to damage it by rolling over it with something. So, be careful.

    7. The packaging of the new polisher isn`t significantly different. But you get 2 "Bigfoot" decals now.

    8. The motor sounds different on he new machine. I can`t put my finger on it, sounds lower pitched or more of a power grunt. Doesn`t seem any quieter though.

    9. While the machine is more powerful, and the "amp up" provided by adding more downward force to the polisher seems stronger - I noticed no heat from the machine whatsoever. I wasn`t doing crazy compounding with MF pads; but the machine just remained ice cold.

    This is a likely a testament to using a more efficient motor, and not just bumping up he wattage to get more power. This is why I see Rupes as innovators and others as copiers.


    Conclusion, is is worth the upgrade if you have a MKI????

    So, the deal here is - Rupes really did improve this tool. They didn`t just slap some different rubber grips on, modify the plastic case, and call it a new generation tool.

    While the tool is more powerful, it does feel really similar,to the old tool. The stalling issue he old tool occasionally had on certain surfaces is almost eliminated, as is a need for a washer mod. The main benefits / differences of the new tool IMHO are:

    1. More power

    2. Better cord (compared to early Mk I tools)

    3. Ability to balance it on its spine with rubber strip on back.

    Using the new machine, I would never want to go back to the old. Considering the old machine still probable can be sold for a decent price, I think the upgrade is worth it for most users. I sold my old machine on eBay for I think around $275.










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    Re: Rupes MK 2 vrs MK 1 Quick Review

    Thank you for your time to make and post this interesting video. Was that shot in your new garage?

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    Re: Rupes MK 2 vrs MK 1 Quick Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Vega@Autopia View Post
    Hyundai like Sunday. I correct anyone every chance I get
    This was an influential marketing campaign.
    We just got my wife a new Tucson, and it never would have happened if we couldn`t pronounce it!

    Back on track, thanks for the review!

    Edit: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by EXPDetailing View Post
    Thank you for your time to make and post this interesting video. Was that shot in your new garage?
    Yup. I now have tons of room to work. Outlets everywhere. I actually washed the car inside the garage with the doors closed with a pressure washer. Being able to wash the car inside is awesome.

    I was used to a single car garage packed to the brim. You could hardly work on each side of the car.

    Now I`m researching what is the best water hose. Seems like it`s Flexzilla?

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    "I actually washed the car inside the garage with the doors closed with a pressure washer. Being able to wash the car inside is awesome." ---This sounds amazing! Now, you can wash during the winter months too without freezing yourself. Nice, really nice, congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanicyouth View Post
    Yup. I now have tons of room to work. Outlets everywhere. I actually washed the car inside the garage with the doors closed with a pressure washer. Being able to wash the car inside is awesome.

    I was used to a single car garage packed to the brim. You could hardly work on each side of the car.

    Now I`m researching what is the best water hose. Seems like it`s Flexzilla?
    Do you think the washer mod would help at the low speeds like you said it stalls for low speeds and real vtec kicks in at 5?

 

 

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