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

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Subject: Re: [CR]Looking for a great tool(?) used for restoration...
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 12:09:42 -0700

I do not know exactly what you speak of but you may be referring to rubberized abrasive commonly known as Cratex. They come in all sorts of sizes and grits some up to 2500 grit. Basically they are rubber with the abrasive infused throughout. There are also abrasive blocks used with water that have grits to 3000 made by the Japanese. Industrial Scotch brite pads may also work. They differ from the scotchbrite that we use to do the dishes in that they have abrasive imbedded in them and household does not. They also come in a wide assortment of grits, some extremely fine. Write me if you need suppliers of any of these.

Dave Bohm Bohemian Bicycles ----- Original Message ----- From: To: Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 10:51 AM 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
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