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Rupes - HLR75 BigFoot IBrid Mini Polisher

by RUPES
£585.00




We Say

The BigFoot Mini iBrid HLR75 Polisher by Rupes is a compact and versatile tool designed for precision polishing. It features a lightweight and ergonomic design, making it easy to handle and ideal for working on small, intricate areas. The iBrid technology allows the polisher to operate both corded and cordless, offering flexibility and convenience for various detailing tasks. The HLR75 is equipped with a powerful motor that ensures efficient performance and high-quality results making it perfect for both professionals and home detailers looking to step their game up.

Key Features

orbital throw 12mm (free spinning)
speed range 3000 - 5500 opm (orbits per minute)
warranty 1 year (return to base)

Description

The new RUPES BIGFOOT HLR75 iBRID MINI POLISHER represents the evolution of RUPES tools with iBrid dual-power technology. Ideally suited for polishing applications in curves, contours, and compact spaces, the HLR75 iBrid Mini features a 12mm orbit and Ø75mm (3-inch) backing plate for maneuverability and precise control.

The RUPES Patented iBrid Technology concept, first featured on the BigFoot iBrid Nano family of tools, increases process efficiency, and optimizes the user experience by giving technicians the option to choose the power platform that best suits the specific situation or application. Use battery power for cordless operation or insert the iBrid Power Adapter and run continuously on corded power. The output and performance of the iBrid Mini is identical regardless of power choice thanks to a specialized motor platform designed, developed, and manufactured in-house by RUPES.

The HLR75 features a revolutionary design for the polishing world unlike any polishing tool seen before. Ergonomics have been optimized by reimaging polisher design. The BigFoot HLR75 iBrid Mini Polisher is extremely comfortable and easy to use in a variety of grip and hand positions. The unique design provides incredible maneuverability and balance to guarantee precise and efficient polishing results while minimizing operator fatigue.

iBRID TECHNOLOGY
Innovative iBrid Technology allows the RUPES iBrid family of tools to be configured to run on either battery or corded power. Unlike battery-only tools or corded-only tools, iBrid tools allow the operator to choose their preferred power platform or switch from one power source to another. Performance is identical regardless of power source.

DESIGN AND ERGONOMICS
In-dept studies and research in ergonomics have resulted in a reimagined polishing tool form factor. Modern lines and carefully considered hand positions are combined with exceptional technical quality to create a polisher that changes the way we look at tool design and what we expect in terms of user comfort. Creating a high-gloss shine has never felt better.

MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY
The HLR75 is perfect for polishing applications on curved surfaces or compact areas where full-sized polishers are not effective or safe. The small tool dimensions, 12mm orbital stroke, and Ø75mm (3-inch) backing plate allow the iBrid Mini to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of polishing operations, especially on today’s complex modern car designs.

ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL MODULE
The speed control dial is highly visible and easy to adjust. It allows the operator to select or change the speed of the polisher without interrupting the application process.

THROTTLE LEVER
Derived from actuator levers commonly seen on pneumatic tools, the ergonomic and rubberized variable speed lever provides precise control and full operator comfort while adding a layer of safety that will de-activate the tool in the event it is dropped or slips from the operator’s grip.

BATTERY AND BATTERY CHARGE
Lithium-ion battery cells (18V 2.5Ah) with LED indicators show the charge level with the push of a button. A full charge allows for between 35 and 45 minutes of continuous operating time.
The HLR75 iBrid Mini Battery Charger is custom designed to fit the iBrid Mini’s unique battery pack system. The charging station indicates charge status using integrated LED lights and provides 100% charge from zero to full in approximately 35 minutes.

Kits Include:

STB Kit:

HLR75 iBrid Mini(9.HLR75)
Battery charger(9HC180LT)
2x Rechargeable power pack(9HB180LT)
LUX Kit:
HLR75 iBrid Mini(9.HLR75)
Systainer case(9.CASEIII)
Battery charger(9HC180LT)
2 x Rechargeable power pack(9HB180LT)
Power supply(9HP180LT)
D-A COARSE foam polishign pad(9.DA100H)
D-A FINE foam polishing pad(9.DA100M)
D-A COARSE wool polishing pad(9.NW80H)
D-A MEDIUM wool polishing pad(9.NW80M)
D-A COARSE polishing compound 250ml(9.DACOARSE250)
D-A FINE polishing compound 250ml(9.DAFINE250)
Yellow microfiber cloth(9.BF9060)
Blue microfiber cloth(9.BF9050)
Systainer foam inlay(891.432)

Specification

More Information
AC-POWERED yes
BATTERY-POWERED YES
BATTERY TYPE LITHIUM ION, 18V, 2.5AH
CE APPROVED YES
DRIVE TYPE RANDOM ORBITAL (FREE-SPINNING)
NET WEIGHT 1.1KG
ORBITAL THROW 12mm
PLUG TYPE UK 3-PIN (G)
RUNNING TIME 35 - 45MIN
CHARGING TIME >35min
SOFT START YES
SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL 74 DB(A)
SPEED LOCK YES
SPEED RANGE 3000 - 5500 OPM
SUPPLIED BACKING PLATE 75MM
THREAD SIZE m6
VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL YES
VIBRATION LEVEL (3 AXIS) (3.4M/S²)
VOLTAGE 230 V
WARRANTY 1 YEAR RETURN TO BASE

How To Use

The Rupes HLR75 BigFoot IBrid is a power tool and thus subject to a number of health and safety risks that should be fully understood from the outset; please read the supplied instructions carefully. Doing so will help to ensure you obtain the best results from your new machine.

Recommended method for correcting soft paint using the BigFoot iBrid system:

To correct obvious swirl marks and other common paint defects, start out with Rupes D-A FINE polishing compound on a RUPES D-A FINE foam polishing pad. Working at a low to moderate machine speed, with moderate arm speed and light pressure, should enable you to correct a large proportion of the defects in just 1-2 attempts. If your paint is in bad condition and you subsequently find that more correction is needed, switch to Rupes D-A FINE polishing compound on a RUPES Wool polishing pad FINE - this combination offers more cutting power, but should be used sparingly, as the rate of paint removal increases significantly. When you are happy with the level of correction, follow up again with Rupes D-A FINE polishing compound on a RUPES D-A FINE foam polishing pad, in order to maximise surface gloss.

Recommended method for correcting intermediate paint using the BigFoot iBrid system:

To correct obvious swirl marks and other common paint defects, start out with Rupes D-A FINE polishing compound on a RUPES D-A Coarse foam polishing pad. Working at a moderate machine speed, with moderate arm speed and light pressure, should enable you to correct a large proportion of the defects in just 1-2 attempts. If your paint is in bad condition and you subsequently find that more correction is needed, switch to Rupes D-A FINE polishing compound on a Rupes Wool polishing pad COARSE - this combination offers more cutting power, but should be used sparingly, as the rate of paint removal increases significantly. When you are happy with the level of correction, follow up with Rupes D-A FINE polishing compound on a RUPES D-A FINE foam polishing pad, in order to maximise surface gloss.

Recommended method for correcting hard paint using the BigFoot iBrid system:

To correct obvious swirl marks and other common paint defects, start out with Rupes D-A COARSE polishing compound on a RUPES D-A Coarse foam polishing pad. Working at a moderate to high machine speed, with low arm speed and light to moderate pressure, should enable you to correct a large proportion of the defects in just 1-2 attempts. If your paint is in bad condition and you subsequently find that more correction is needed, switch to Rupes D-A COARSE polishing compound on a Rupes Wool polishing pad COARSE - this combination offers much more cutting power, but should be used sparingly, as the rate of paint removal increases significantly. When you are happy with the level of correction, follow up with Rupes D-A FINE polishing compound on a RUPES D-A FINE foam polishing pad, in order to maximise surface gloss.

General usage notes:

(i)Always wear earplugs and safety spectacles when using a machine polisher.
(ii)Always tie back long hair and tuck away anything else that could accidentally get caught up (e.g. necklaces or headphone cables).
(iii)Always switch off your machine at the mains before fitting or swapping the backing plate.
(iv)Always route the cable up and over your opposite shoulder so as to avoid it coming into contact with the car.
(v)Always ensure that the pad is in contact with the bodywork when you switch the machine on and off - if you don't do this it's likely to fly off at high speed.
(vi)Always familiarise yourself fully with the instructions provided for the pads and polishes you are using, and adjust your technique accordingly (e.g. tool speed, arm speed and pressure).
(vii)Always let the machine do the bulk of the work - there is rarely any need to exert heavy pressure when machine polishing (if the current pad and polish you are using aren't delivering sufficient cut, step up to a more aggressive combination rather than trying to force the issue).
(viii)Always take a break if you notice that the machine is becoming hot during use - hot machines tend to transmit heat down into the backing plate and pad, which can result in the pad failing prematurely.
(ix)Always lay the machine on its back when it's not in use, to prevent the pad coming into contact with the ground.
(x)Avoid stepping on the power cable at all times.

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