Re: [CR]Looking for a great tool(?) used for restoration...


Example: Production Builders

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Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 22:13:47 -0500
To: Marc Boral <mbikealive@earthlink.net>
From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@mac.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Looking for a great tool(?) used for restoration...
Cc: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Hi Marc:

I checked out the websites you mentioned and I think it's the Sandflex Abraser is the product name now. What grit would you recommend? I would assume the 240 would be what Dale has/had. Here's the url from Klingspor's:

http://orders.woodworkingshop.com/cgi-bin/08A1D0B1/mac/additmdtl.mac/showItemDetail?item=SA99997&qtyA=90&phsO=N&desc=SANDFLEX%20ABRASER%20240%20GRIT%20%28FINE%29&drpshp=N&alOrd=Y&iQty=.000&oQty=.000&initQty=1&itemForSale=Y&styleName=&fixD=&face=.00&gftc=

Roy 'true grit' Drinkwater Lititz "too cold", PA
>Dale,
>
>I believe the original product you speak of is the "Wonderbar". It is an
>abrasive rubber block that comes in 3 grits. There are lots of other
>brands on the market now. They can be found at some of the high-end
>woodworking/tools mail order houses, and I'm sure lots of other
>places. Here are a couple of sources I know of:
>
>1) Klingspor's Woodworking Shop 800 228-0000 http://www.woodworkingshop.com
>2) Bride City Tool Works 800 253-3332 http://www.bridgecitytools.com
>
>Here's some other sources that I think might also carry that product:
>
>1) Woodworkers Supply 800 645-9292 no website listed
>2) Grizzly Industrial 800 523-4777 http://www.grizzly.com
>
>Great product by the way. I use it too.
>
>Marc Boral
>Long Beach, CA
>
>
>At 12:51 PM 12/2/2001 -0500, OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote:
>>I have about used up a tool, if you can call it that, that is just great for
>>many cleaning, polishing jobs on old bikes. Problem is, I do not know where
>>to find another.. It is a German made (I am pretty sure) rubbery dense
>>sponge-like block of very fine abrasive material. It is not like the foam
>>thing with abrasive just on the outside, this gizmo has its abrasive stuff
>>al-the-way-through.
>>The original block was maybe 1 1/2" x 3/4" x 4 " . Gray in color.
>>
>>The great benefit of these blocks is that they impart, through scrubbing, a
>>good looking satin, low gloss finish, rather like the Campy anodizing on some
>>of their parts. Or, you can follow up this treatment with Simichrome or
> >whatever, and go straight up to full polish...
>>
>>Anyone recognize this tool and know where to buy more?
>>
>>Thanks in advance,
>>
>>Dale Brown
> >Greensboro, North Carolina