NEWS & UPDATES FROM THE 2019 SEMA SHOW

Each year SEMA is the biggest event for RUPES in the USA. We unveil our latest products, preview new concepts, and showcase our innovative solutions for the automotive aftermarket. 2019 is yet another exciting year with many new products and kits. Below you’ll find a summary of this years news and if you’re at the show please come visit us in the north hall, booth 12173

Q-MAG NANO

A completely new device designed specifically for sanding in a variety of industries the Q-MAG Nano features an innovative new technology that utilizes a magnetic attachment system for the various backing plates. This design requires no additional tools, bolts, screws, or attachments to engage the backing plate allowing technicians to swap backing plates or reposition the backing plate with a simple gesture. The Q-MAG Nano is an incredible solution for spot sanding, denibbing, edgework sanding, and countless other applications in both the automotive and industrial markets.

ESTIMATED USA AVAILABILITY: Q1 2020

UNO PROTECT 

Incredible cutting power, fantastic finishing, and up to 90 days of polymer sealant protection in an all-in-one product. UNO Protect is unlike any other one-step product you’ve used before! The proprietary blend of revolutionary abrasives, lubricants, and polymers was 100% developed, formulated, and blended in-house by RUPES in our Italian headquarters. This product has seen extensive feild testing in high volume facilities around the USA and is finally available. Perfect for dealerships, auctions, high volume detailing facilities, or express services.

AVAILABLE AT SELECT DISTRIBUTORS IN THE USA NOW, EVERYWHERE JANUARY 2020

UNO PRIME+PROTECT

A fine polish, surface primer, and protection formulated specifically for the ceramic coating industry. UNO PRIME+PROTECT can be used as a final polishing step to prepare an automotive surface for the application of a ceramic coatings. The ultra-fine abrasives work in combination with durable fillers to promote surface adhesion and finish quality, but UNO PRIME+PROTECT can be used as a stand alone finishing product that provides up to 12 months of durable, hydrophoic, protection.

ESTIMATED USA AVAILABILITY: Q1 2020

UNO PURE

Another addition to the all-new UNO family of RUPES compounds, UNO PURE is our finest finishing solution yet. The ultra-fine abrasives and proprietary blend, formulated and produced in-house by RUPES in Italy, produce our highest-levels of gloss on even the most difficult to finish paints. UNO PURE contains no durable fillers and is the ideal solution for high-end finishing or for soft, haze-prone, paints where finishing is typically more difficult. 

ESTIMATED USA AVAILABILITY: Q1 2020

D-A COARSE & D-A FINE

All new formulas with increased performance for all dual action tools including the BigFoot Random Orbital and Mille Gear-Driven tools. These new formulas were developed in-house by RUPES and blended by our team in Italy taking advantage of the latest breakthroughs in abrasive technology. Both products boast increased cutting power, improved finishing capability, better user experience, low dusting and easy wipe off.  These products will not, in the short term, replace our existing blue and yellow compound offerings, but will be a new level of performance available to our customers.

ESTIMATED USA AVAILABILITY: Q1 2020

NEW NANO KIT CONFIGURATIONS

The BigFoot Nano with iBrid Technology kit is getting an upgrade! Our incredibly popular compact tool now comes packaged in the lockable systainer case. This rugged plastic case still includes all the parts and accessories from our original Deluxe Nano kit and can be purchased from any authorized USA or Canadian distributor now! 2 additional kits also join the family, the STB and STP kit offer basic funcitionality and provide a great base for building your own Nano kit.

AVAILABLE NOW

KC28 MULTIPURPOSE TROLLEY WORKSTATION

An all new workstation option for RUPES dustless sanding systems, the KC28 conveniently transports the S1 series vacuum and provides numerous storage features to keep you productive including a rubberized worktop. The oversized rubberized swivel casters make the trolley easy to maneuver around the shop and easy to roll over uneven surfaces, cords, or anything else that might get in your way. A detailing version of the KC28 is also on display at SEMA and we welcome customer feedback on the design as we continue to refine it. 

ESTIMATED USA AVAILABILITY: TBD

CUT & FINISH ROTARY WOOL PADS

Using a similar design to our wildly popular DA wool pads, the Rotary Cut & Finish pad features foam backing, and a highly refined merino wool face, and a profile all optimized for rotary use. The pad provides exceptional cut and better finish than any wool rotary pad available on the market today.

ESTIMATED USA AVAILABILITY: TBD

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