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Old 29-07-2021, 07:20 PM   #11
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The Rupes Claw is a really handy tool as you go along, compressed air too.
On pad change they are in good shape ready to wash. Personally I like to wash them quickly after a set or tea break.
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Old 30-07-2021, 01:15 PM   #12
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Whats a good air compressor that wont break the bank for this purpose only, they range in size and price quite a bit and its a bit confusing. Theres all this CFM, oil and no oil stuff thats a bit confusing for me to get my head round.
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Old 30-07-2021, 04:34 PM   #13
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https://www.toolstation.com/einhell-...ool-kit/p57053

I bought this a couple of months ago. I am sure it was cheaper then but still not bad. Perfect for this job
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I'd suggest oil free, don't want oil vapour getting on the pads I imagine.
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Whats a good air compressor that wont break the bank for this purpose only, they range in size and price quite a bit and its a bit confusing. Theres all this CFM, oil and no oil stuff thats a bit confusing for me to get my head round.
I guess it can be if you are not familiar with one.
If it was just for polishing pads and other small infrequent jobs, checking and maintaining car tyre pressure. Cleaning filters and genral handy tool, look at the very portable ones. Easy to store, get out and use etc.etc. Always stuff needs a blow with compressed air. No point buying a bigger one unless you want to do any small paint spraying etc.
Guarantee you wont regret it
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Old 04-08-2021, 10:03 PM   #16
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I use a Rupes pad brush when wheeling up, then soak the pads in a strong solution of Solclens, then I scrub them with a small scrubbing brush, rinse then leave to dry. They come up like new every time. I always have plenty of pads on the go so I can leave them to dry for a day.
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I guess it can be if you are not familiar with one.
If it was just for polishing pads and other small infrequent jobs, checking and maintaining car tyre pressure. Cleaning filters and genral handy tool, look at the very portable ones. Easy to store, get out and use etc.etc. Always stuff needs a blow with compressed air. No point buying a bigger one unless you want to do any small paint spraying etc.
Guarantee you wont regret it
Also great for blowing out the filters an any vacuum cleaner
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Whats a good air compressor that wont break the bank for this purpose only, they range in size and price quite a bit and its a bit confusing. Theres all this CFM, oil and no oil stuff thats a bit confusing for me to get my head round.
Get the best you can afford, I recommend a commercial size rather than a small one. The small ones run constantly when in use. You would be surprised at how much you will actually use it, from blowing out your buff pads, Cleaning out dash vents, switches, between the seats, seat runners etc, blowing up the car tyres, bowing the dust off something you have sanded, unblocking something which needs a blast of air, sanding down with an air sander. In fact, many air tools are better than battery or electric tools.
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............... in a strong solution of Solclens, ........
I've seen you recommend this stuff but can't work out how to order it.

I was expecting some sort of ordering form on the guardian-products website but if it's there I can't find it and Google isn't any use - just goes round in circles back to the web site.

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I've seen you recommend this stuff but can't work out how to order it.

I was expecting some sort of ordering form on the guardian-products website but if it's there I can't find it and Google isn't any use - just goes round in circles back to the web site.

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Message sent to you Andy, give it a go, you won't be disappointed.
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