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pulsers

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Cleaning Abralon Pads
« on: February 06, 2008, 10:33:28 PM »
is there any tricks you guys use    


 

Alakazam

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Re: Cleaning Abralon Pads
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 02:47:08 PM »
I use some running water and an old toothbrush to clean off the 'stuff' that does adhere to the pads, it works just fine and is easy.
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Fluff E Bunnie

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Re: Cleaning Abralon Pads
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 02:51:30 PM »
Ah good call on that toothbrush.  Didn't think of that...
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AngloBowler

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Re: Cleaning Abralon Pads
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008, 03:40:02 AM »
Steve,

It depends on how much faith you have in appearances... I use mine for 6 sides of a ball and then discard as they look worn after this amount of use. I know a couple of places where you can get them cheap in the UK (around £0.85 per pad) send me a message if you're interested.
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Re: Cleaning Abralon Pads
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008, 08:55:17 AM »
The finer the grit, the easier they wear out, just like sand paper. IMHO, a 4.000 pad is only really good for 2 balls - thereafter I found the pads to lose considerable bite, despite cleaning and using water in the sanding process.
2.000 pads are more stable - I have a pad that has been used on at least 5 balls. It has lost some bite, but the result is still very good.
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Brickguy221

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Re: Cleaning Abralon Pads
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008, 10:24:37 AM »
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I use some running water and an old toothbrush to clean off the 'stuff' that does adhere to the pads, it works just fine and is easy.
 


Ditto for me.....I do the same thing
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Brickguy221

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Re: Cleaning Abralon Pads
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008, 10:31:13 AM »
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The finer the grit, the easier they wear out, just like sand paper. IMHO, a 4.000 pad is only really good for 2 balls - thereafter I found the pads to lose considerable bite, despite cleaning and using water in the sanding process.



......and Ebonite claims they do something like 40 balls give or tske 4-5 on one set of pads.......
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