The RUPES Mille Backing Plate is currently available in two different sizes, both of which are supplied when you purchase a RUPES LK 900E BigFoot Mille kit; we are offering them for sale separately just in case the originals are ever lost or damaged. Moreover, having spares is always a wise idea if you use your BigFoot Mille professionally. While we are touching on the subject of damage, it's worth us highlighting a few important points about the fixing mechanism. Unusually, the RUPES Mille Backing Plate affixes to the machine using six bolt-through Phillips screws, and features a sequence of small tabs that must be inserted into a matching sequence of slots in the proprietary drive ring before the screws are fitted and tightened. Moreover, to prevent the screws from coming loose, they are supplied with curved compression washers with serrations on one side. When you fit the washers always ensure the serrations are facing the head of the screw and not the backing plate.
DiameterFrom 124 mm(Across The Face)
Net WeightFrom 92 g(Without Packaging)
Thread Size6 x M4(Bolt Through)
The RUPES Mille Backing Plate is designed to be used exclusively with the RUPES LK 900E BigFoot Mille gear-driven dual action polisher, and is currently available in two different sizes, with each size being compatible with a set range of Mille foam polishing pads and BigFoot wool polishing pads (see the fitting notes in the How To Use section below). Both sizes are made out of nylon and flexible polyurethane, which together are particularly resistant to mechanical stress. Both sizes also feature a durable hook and loop fastening material, which is specifically designed to be able to withstand the extreme forces generated by the powerful gear-driven movement of the RUPES LK 900E BigFoot Mille, and provide solid anchoring and stability while the machine is in use. The amount of vertical grip, however, is normal, thus ensuring that Mille and BigFoot polishing pads remain easy to affix and remove.
|Construction||Nylon and flexible polyurethane|
|Net Weight||92 g (125 mm)||93 g (150 mm)|
|Thread Size||6 x M4 (bolt through)|
How To Use
RUPES fitting notes: (i) the 125 mm version should be used exclusively with the RUPES LK 900E BigFoot Mille, and is designed to accept all 140 mm Mille foam polishing pads and all 145 mm BigFoot wool polishing pads, and; (ii) the 150 mm version should be used exclusively with the RUPES LK 900E BigFoot Mille, and is designed to accept all 165 mm Mille foam polishing pads and all 170 mm BigFoot wool polishing pads. General usage notes: (i) always switch off your machine at the mains before fitting or removing a backing plate; (ii) always ensure that you tighten the backing plate sufficiently, but without over tightening it – a half turn of the screwdriver after each screw first pinches tight is usually sufficient for safe and effective use, and; (iii) always use an appropriate sized backing plate for the pad you are using – the pad should always protrude past the edge of the backing plate, never the other way around.