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

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2001 11:34:16 -0800
From: "Marc Boral" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Looking for a great tool(?) used for restoration...
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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 2) Bride City Tool Works 800 253-3332

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

Great product by the way. I use it too.

Marc Boral Long Beach, CA

At 12:51 PM 12/2/2001 -0500, 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
>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