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Old 07-24-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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I'm working on restoring a '75 Trillium 1300 that looks like it was neglected for a couple of decades. After two days of scrubbing the ensolite with good ol' fashion elbow grease and bleach (after trying every other chemical), my arm finally gave out (and the ceiling still didn't look clean). I thought that there had to be a better way to get all the dirt out of the millions of tiny little grooves in the ensolite, so I did a google search, and lo and behold, there is a better way!

SonicScrubber

I was skeptical at first, but was willing to spend the $20 at Rite Aid to try it out (you can also get different version at Walmart, but it didn't have the brush attachments I wanted...Walmart has a 2 pack online for $24 with the brushes I wanted, but I didn't want to wait to get it). It worked as adversized and made what I had already cleaned look dirty...so I redid it with this little guy.


If i'd only found this two days earlier ...anyway, the ensolite is now clean...on to the next task...
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:00 PM   #2
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I have no idea what a Sonic Scrubber is, but I'm going to get one! I like the ensolite but cleaning it is a pain. Anything that will help me clean it more easily is worth the money. Thanks for the tip!!
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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Looks like a glorified electric toothbrush!

Looks great though!
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:46 AM   #6
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Black & Decker also make a power scrubber:

http://www.blackanddecker.com/ProductGuide...ProductID=19183



I don't have one, but I do like Black & Decker's other tools. I have two electric drills I have had for over 30 years and they still run great. A couple of years ago, I bought a B&D cordless drill and I like that too. It runs a long time on a charge. If I were to buy a scrubber, it would be B&D.
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:42 AM   #7
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Sounds like a great tool!
Just out of curiousity has anyone tried TSP on ensolite? I used in a house I bought, in a room where the fellow had smoked for 20 years. The walls ran yellow through 3 washings, then came clean. No scrubbing, just using a sponge wetted with the TSP and water; rinsed; then re-wash until the surface is clean.
Thoughts on ensolite and TSP?
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Looks great. I just painted mine and that came out pretty well.
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Sounds like a great tool!
Just out of curiousity has anyone tried TSP on ensolite? I used in a house I bought, in a room where the fellow had smoked for 20 years. The walls ran yellow through 3 washings, then came clean. No scrubbing, just using a sponge wetted with the TSP and water; rinsed; then re-wash until the surface is clean.
Thoughts on ensolite and TSP?
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It was my main cleaning supply. See this link to check it out.
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The head size looks really tiny. Was that a hinderence in any way?
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I fixed the broken link, and here is the link again.
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Here is another, more costly, but larger:

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I'm working on restoring a '75 Trillium 1300 that looks like it was neglected for a couple of decades. After two days of scrubbing the ensolite with good ol' fashion elbow grease and bleach (after trying every other chemical), my arm finally gave out (and the ceiling still didn't look clean). I thought that there had to be a better way to get all the dirt out of the millions of tiny little grooves in the ensolite, so I did a google search, and lo and behold, there is a better way!

SonicScrubber

I was skeptical at first, but was willing to spend the $20 at Rite Aid to try it out (you can also get different version at Walmart, but it didn't have the brush attachments I wanted...Walmart has a 2 pack online for $24 with the brushes I wanted, but I didn't want to wait to get it). It worked as adversized and made what I had already cleaned look dirty...so I redid it with this little guy.


If i'd only found this two days earlier ...anyway, the ensolite is now clean...on to the next task...
Hi Isaac,

Thanks for the tip, I am on my way to get the pro detailer version now. The difference is amazing, can I ask what chemical/cleaner/solution you used with the Sonic Scrubber to achieve these results?

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