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

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Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 22:13:47 -0500
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From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Looking for a great tool(?) used for restoration...
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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:

Roy 'true grit' Drinkwater Lititz "too cold", PA
>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