Clutch plate for a 13" Clark buffer needed

Discussion in 'Buy & Sell Flooring Tools and Equipment' started by Lo Down, Aug 7, 2009.

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  1. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    Overnight or longer?
    This job is being done in sections, so some of the furniture will be shifted from the un prepped side to the completed (and waxed) side of the room temporarily.

    I figured on putting some squares of carpet under the legs of the stuff that will be positioned onto the newly waxed floor temporarily while the final section will be prepped and laid.

    I want them to get 3 coats on.
    I'll do the first one and they can watch to see how a seasoned pro does it. :D
    I was told 45 minutes to an hour and a half if it's humid between coats, so 3 coats in a day out to be good. However, I think the janitorial people said that preferably, the first coat needs to dry longer....... maybe overnight?
  2. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    I ordered a clutch plate today, it was $17. I'll use some good 3/4 inch plywood for a base so I can use the machine for sanding. That's all I figured on using the unit for anyway.
  3. Peter Kodner

    Peter Kodner Inspector Floors Charter Member Senior Member

    Depends on the environment. I have seen schools in summers with no air movement take several days if the coats were on the thick side.

    Remember,, thinner is a winner with finishes. Far better to have three very thin coats than one thick one.
  4. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    That's the plan Peter. I did waxing once before using a folded microfiber cloth. I amazed myself with the results. :D ... really, it turned out flawless. It looked so nice I wanted to become a janitor by the third coat. :yesss:
    Product was a commercial one and called "on and on"
    You are right, thin is in.................... :yesss:
  5. mike fink

    mike fink kING OF THE RIVER Charter Member

    does your fm13 have a water tank on it or did it in the past
  6. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    No it didn't.
    This prepping................ the scuffing and cleaning of the new tile is new territory for me. I want to use the least amount of water and cleaning solution because this tile is laid over a wood substrate.
    I was told to use warm water and a relatively microscopic amount of Windex as a cleaner. (exact amounts are top secret............ if I dold ya, I
    I'd have ta kill ya kind of stuff ;) )
  7. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain TFP Owner/Founder Administrator

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