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    Makita Polisher Modification

    BTW my resistance to adding another piece of equipment is because I ran out of space in my compact cargo van a while ago. I was already eyeing the MotorScrubber for stair agitation/bonnets but I want to make this polisher work for now. Ideas are welcome, and thanks in advance!
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    Makita Polisher Modification

    Thanks, I see what you're talking about but not sure if it's still in production. Regardless, I'm trying to convert my polisher pad into a driver...could stick a bunch of plastic spikes in it but that wouldn't hold for long...
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    Makita Polisher Modification

    I want to use my Makita polisher (originally purchased and used for stone polishing) for VLM stair bonnet cleaning. Obviously the velcro doesn't work great for bonnets (especially when flipped over to the wet side) so I want to find a better way. Seeking ideas of how you would modify this pad so...
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    Green Slate Tile Repair Questions

    Thanks for the advice, I never thought of that. I would assume that brick yards generally have un-gauged stone but regardless they may be able to point me in the right direction.
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    Green Slate Tile Repair Questions

    I've been asked to replace a green slate flooring tile, and I'd like some advice on where I should look for replacement material. This is indoor, gauged stone and pictures are attached. I've checked a few local suppliers and so far no luck. Recommendations for slate stone distributors are welcome!
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    Color Sealing Maintenance Procedure Questions

    I'm restoring a slate floor this week and I will need to color seal the grout lines. I'll be removing the old color seal, and I was planning to reapply new color seal after the stripping, cleaning and sealing are done. This customer will be on a maintenance plan for regular cleaning and sealer...
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    Travertine Tabletop Questions

    I have lawn edging that I sometimes use around my 175 machine, and this would work except for the corners. I'm thinking to just attach the lawn edging to the table in a rectangle. Still thinking this through.
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    Travertine Tabletop Questions

    I've never heard of "polish in a can" but I'll check it out in the future. I generally stick to solvent-based sealers, mainly because I've read that they are preferable for natural stone applications. That may or may not be true, but at this point that's what I've become comfortable with. The...
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    Travertine Tabletop Questions

    I inspected the table today and it will need to be stripped (no surprise). Any advice on how to keep the slurry contained? I'll cover the wood floor beneath it, but I think I need to create a ridge around the tabletop. Thanks.
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    Travertine Tabletop Questions

    I think what I'm looking for is a variable speed polisher and not a grinder. The Makita 9237C seems to fit the bill, in which case I'll have to order 7" diamond pads. I don't think I can find those locally.
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    Travertine Tabletop Questions

    Thanks for the recommendation. I've been thinking about adding an angle grinder to my arsenal. Can you help me with a model number for this grinder? I found a Makita "Electric Stone Polisher" that has an integrated water line (Model PW5001C) but it's speed range is 2000-4000 RPM. Way too fast.
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    Travertine Tabletop Questions

    I'm going to check out a travertine (I'm assuming from the pics, will test) tabletop this week and I'd like some pointers. I plan to hone, clean, and seal. Generally I do this with diamond pads on my 17" 175 but this is not a floor. Should I pick up an angle grinder or buffer so I can use...
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    Need help with pile distortion on wool rug.

    Well the tags are missing on all but one, which states wool. And they sure smell like wool. They may be blended with silk, but not mercerized cotton.
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    Need help with pile distortion on wool rug.

    They were all wool rugs. Pile distortion fixed.
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    Need help with pile distortion on wool rug.

    Thanks everyone, the upholstery tool proved up to the job. Rugs look perfect.