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


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From: OROBOYZ@aol.com
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 12:51:41 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Looking for a great tool(?) used for restoration...

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