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electric tootbrush for polishing!!!

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electric tootbrush for polishing!!!
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 8:38 AM
i just used a electric toothbrush with toothpaste to smooth out some primer and the finish is sssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooooo smooth.... and i didnt raise a sweat....
its excellent, it gets into all the nooks and crannies with ease and i cant get over the finish!! u guys gotta try it!!
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  • From: SETX. USA
Posted by tho9900 on Thursday, September 16, 2004 8:32 PM
hmmm, I'm gonna try my wife's and see if it works.... haha kidding of course ::nervous glance to make sure she wasn't reading that::

hmmmm might be worth a try, I have an old one I can use on an old model....
---Tom--- O' brave new world, That has such people in it!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 16, 2004 10:19 PM
im thinking about how to attach sanding sponges to the spare heads to thaat i can have a mini sander thats perfect for tight spots.... im thinking bout velcro on a sponge.. something along those lines...
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 24, 2004 5:09 PM
A-ha! Now I know what to do with my kids' old electric brushes. I was mad at myself for not knowing the heads are not replaceable (the brushes, not the kids).

Thanks for the tip.
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  • From: Kennesaw, GA
Posted by jdavidb on Monday, September 27, 2004 10:56 PM
Mounting tape holds polishing cloth pieces onto an electric toothbrush great. It's 2-sided tape that is padded. I've seen it available almost everywhere school and office supplies are sold.
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  • From: Perth, Western Australia
Posted by madmike on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 12:53 AM
I think I paid AU$15 for a battery powered toothbrush that fits the bill. I then sawed the bristles of the brush and added some foam and double sided tape. As the heads are replaceable I have a set of wet n dry heads that make short work of any sanding and polishing tasks


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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 12:54 AM
The ones with the circulating heads work better than the ones that just kinda vibrate back and forth.....I have used both and well, that's my opinion of course having used both.

Though I must say I've never used toothpaste before....I did remove all the bristles off of it and put small "sanding dots" on the head.
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  • From: Hayward, CA
Posted by MikeV on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 7:17 AM
I bought this set of hollow punches from Harbor Freight Tools and use the biggest size (1/2") to punch out the sanding disks and the round piece of foam for the toothbrush head.

I do have one of the Braun oscillating-type toothbrushes like you mentioned Chris and I am thinking that you might be right about that comment on their effectiveness.
It doesn't sand as fast as the type that spins I would think.


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  • From: Fowlerville, Mich
Posted by dtraskos on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 8:15 AM
I`ve been looking for a punch set just like that and have never came across one. Thanks for the source of one.

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  • From: Alice Springs Australia
Posted by tweety1 on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 9:23 AM
Butchered a Colgate brush some months back.
It's only an oscillating head, but with some coarse paper attached, it makes short work of seam lines, and other bits that require brutal sanding.

The rotary head brush I imagine would sand alot faster, and be better for smaller detailed areas.
--Sean-- If you are driving at the speed of light and you turn on the headlights, what happens???
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 9:04 PM
that would mean that you could prably put a tiny drill bit into the middle of the head of the brushes that revolve for the annoying times when a model's instructions tell you to place a part into a hole that dosent exhist and has to be created manually. that is going to be very handy. thanks

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