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Postby Woodster » 16 Mar 2019, 14:58

Keep them clean! When I first got my polishing mops I noticed the vendor also sold what they called a “Mop Dresser”. It’s used to clean off excess compound and to condition new mops before use. I only paid a few pounds for mine but these days you can pay anything from just under £4 to over £20! :o These are the folks I got mine from if you need one.

https://www.thepolishingshop.co.uk/brus ... ser-360005

I believe Chestnut may soon be selling them according to their newsletter, price as yet unknown.
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Re: Polishing Mops

Postby Andyp » 16 Mar 2019, 16:59

What is it made from? Looks like a wire brush from here.
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Re: Polishing Mops

Postby Dalboy » 16 Mar 2019, 20:47

Andyp wrote:What is it made from? Looks like a wire brush from here.


That is what I thought :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Polishing Mops

Postby Woodster » 16 Mar 2019, 22:36

Andyp wrote:What is it made from? Looks like a wire brush from here.


Wire brushes are made from wood and steel wire Andy. But yes it is a two handled brush. You could save a quid or two by buying an ordinary one but if it comes out of your hand and smacks you in the face you’ll then understand why they sell the proper ones. ;)
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Re: Polishing Mops

Postby DaveL » 16 Mar 2019, 22:41

Woodster wrote:
Andyp wrote:What is it made from? Looks like a wire brush from here.


Wire brushes are made from wood and steel wire Andy. But yes it is a two handled brush. You could save a quid or two by buying an ordinary one but if it comes out of your hand and smacks you in the face you’ll then understand why they sell the proper ones. ;)
Or you could fit a long handle on the back of an ordinary wire brush to make it two handed!
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Re: Polishing Mops

Postby Woodster » 16 Mar 2019, 23:45

Yes you could do if you’ve got a clean one. Then again £3.88 isn’t exactly expensive, especially if you add it to an order for mops and/or compounds as I did. I think mine was only £2.95 when I got it.
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Re: Polishing Mops

Postby Doug » 17 Mar 2019, 09:30

If I’m honest I don’t see why I’d need this, I bought my Chestnut mops after seeing Chas (CHJ) from the other place demonstrating them at Paul J’s Brummie bash many years ago & the mops are still in fine fettle all be it smaller than they once were.
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Re: Polishing Mops

Postby Dalboy » 17 Mar 2019, 10:46

Doug wrote:If I’m honest I don’t see why I’d need this, I bought my Chestnut mops after seeing Chas (CHJ) from the other place demonstrating them at Paul J’s Brummie bash many years ago & the mops are still in fine fettle all be it smaller than they once were.


I also use the chestnut system and have had no problem they would only need cleaning off if too much compound is put onto the mops
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Re: Polishing Mops

Postby Doug » 17 Mar 2019, 10:57

Dalboy wrote:
Doug wrote:If I’m honest I don’t see why I’d need this, I bought my Chestnut mops after seeing Chas (CHJ) from the other place demonstrating them at Paul J’s Brummie bash many years ago & the mops are still in fine fettle all be it smaller than they once were.


I also use the chestnut system and have had no problem they would only need cleaning off if too much compound is put onto the mops


Agreed, but surely just running the mop on an waste off cut of timber would remove the excess :eusa-think:
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Re: Polishing Mops

Postby Woodster » 17 Mar 2019, 15:03

Dalboy wrote:
Doug wrote:If I’m honest I don’t see why I’d need this, I bought my Chestnut mops after seeing Chas (CHJ) from the other place demonstrating them at Paul J’s Brummie bash many years ago & the mops are still in fine fettle all be it smaller than they once were.


I also use the chestnut system and have had no problem they would only need cleaning off if too much compound is put onto the mops


If you’re not getting excess compound on your mops over a period of time you’re probably not using enough compound. Again, this is why mop dressers are sold. ;)

Doug wrote:Agreed, but surely just running the mop on an waste off cut of timber would remove the excess :eusa-think:


I would think not but the rep at Chestnut used to advise using very coarse abrasive. As they will apparently be selling Mop Dressers I expect that advice will soon change. ;)

As a point of interest the “Beal” polishing system mops are or were nearly three times the cost of those available from the company that I linked earlier. Chestnut charge nearly double so if you need to replace any mops get them from a specialist supplier and save yourself a few quid. ;) While you’re at it look at the large range of compounds available and read the information. Here’s a link.

https://www.thepolishingshop.co.uk/guid ... nd-lacquer

The best video I’ve seen of the process is by George Watkins, he uses products from Thepolishingshop.co.uk.

https://youtu.be/bEz_QgZrCi8
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