DIY - Modifying Black and Decker ROB

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I bought this B&D KP600 ROB some time ago. It was one of my first step into amateur detailing. B&D ROB is very common and available at many departmental stores and hardware shops. This machine makes a great tool for waxing or minor paint cleaning but it is very troublesome when you need to change pads because it uses bonnets instead of velcro pads. Another disadvantage is that you can only buy B&D Bonnets. :banghead:

So I am going to modify it so it can use velcro-backed pads.

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I bought velcro strip for RM5 per feet. 2 Feet is sufficient for this job. Make sure you buy the one with adhesive. If not, you'll have to use superglue or dunlop contact adhesive.
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B&D Bonnets are to be wore on the sponge pad attached to the machine. The sponge is the thing you want to remove.
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Using a pen knife, slowly cut the edge and peel it off.
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This is what it looks like when it is peeled off.
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Some adhesive and sponge will still stick on the plate. To remove them, I used mineral spirit. I poured some on a rough cloth and rub the plate until all is removed. Alternatively, you can also use thinner, turpentine, or minyak cap kapak! Seriously.
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Cut the velcro strips and stick stick stick...press firmly and dance ! Done. :rofl:
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Make sure you use pads that are slightly bigger then your backing plate so it won't hit the paint just in case...
 

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Make sure you use pads that are slightly bigger then your backing plate so it won't hit the paint just in case...
The plate is about 120mm dia. Can use 135mm pads hehe

Question pro, does the new velcro strip able to hold the pad firmly during waxing and polish job?
It's quite strong actually.. The Velcro can hold the pads but the critical thing here is the adhesive. Must be good one
 

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The plate is about 120mm dia. Can use 135mm pads hehe



It's quite strong actually.. The Velcro can hold the pads but the critical thing here is the adhesive. Must be good one
Roughly that size, 5.25 inch ones....but I think they have more 5.5 " pads now.


Yah! just have to try and see if the adhesive holds.....:biggrin:
 

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Can tt try yours out first.....:biggrin:
Im going to osren this weekend if have time to buy yellow and white pads hehe...then we can tt and grab Izso's car to DIT. Dont DIT Supra Fanatic's car coz he's going to send to roadside car wash wakkaka :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::banghead:
 

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Im going to osren this weekend if have time to buy yellow and white pads hehe...then we can tt and grab Izso's car to DIT. Dont DIT Supra Fanatic's car coz he's going to send to roadside car wash wakkaka :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::banghead:
When his STD comes.....:biggrin:
ha! ha! I was going to say same thing. Do nice nice then next thing, he tell you he send to petrol station wash.......:banghead::biggrin:
 

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Danz offered up his precious bus mini wiliyah for testing. :biggrin:

ROBs can burn through clear coats?
 

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This machine is only capable to do very very mild correction + waxing job
 

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Make sure you use pads that are slightly bigger then your backing plate so it won't hit the paint just in case...
i also need to DIY for this. given sponge koyak alr... really shit sponge.

if i dont want to take out the sponge, straight away apply velcro stripe can ah?

just bought sponge from taobao, dam cheap...:biggrin:
 
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i also need to DIY for this. given sponge koyak alr... really shit sponge.

if i dont want to take out the sponge, straight away apply velcro stripe can ah?

just bought sponge from taobao, dam cheap...:biggrin:
Not advisable man...coz you will stick the velcro on the sponge. So when you want to remove the polishing pads, you might rip the velcro together with some of the sponge.
 

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Not advisable man...coz you will stick the velcro on the sponge. So when you want to remove the polishing pads, you might rip the velcro together with some of the sponge.
Yup, if backing sponge is gone, don't think can do it.....:banghead: