Well my new Rupes LHR15ES Bigfoot deluxe kit has landed......was supposed to be getting used on a BMW 530d Tourer today but the customer postponed it and the car is now en route to me now............so I had a play on the wifes A3 1.4T earlier on today.
First impressions are good. A very well balanced machine which I though was going to be kind of heavy to use but it isn't. There were 4 pads and 4 compounds included in the kit and the blue open cell cutting pad is amazing. 1 pass on the bonnet and its like glass so I finished it off with the finishing gel and white pad. As I had the rest of the day to play I thought I would experiment with afew other compounds on her car and have found a great combo for medium/light swirl removal if you also have a Rupes Bigfoot. Using the white finishing pad and Sonex Perfect Finish is the Kahunas at one step swirl removal with no other pass needed. Two coats of Angelwax Guardian and the paintwork is like water.
The Beemer thats coming in has very bad paint swirls and afew other paint defects from a bodyshop repair so hopefully it wont be that bad and the Rupes will be able to get it back to bling.