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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:42 pm 
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edd wrote:
I do still have an unopened tube of ‘Quicksteel’.... It stayed in for several rides at least. ;)

Sounds like a fast acting Viagra! ;) lOl

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:53 pm 
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edd wrote:
I do still have an unopened tube of ‘Quicksteel’.... It stayed in for several rides at least. ;)

Sounds like a fast acting Viagra! ;) lOl


True......it was orgasmic the first time it worked! lOl


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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:36 am 
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Again, actions rather than plans. Rear Brake pads changed.
Things are getting bad when I voluntarily change brake pads especially these fiddly little spring clip ones.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:39 pm 
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Spent most of the day polishing my Albert (ooh err missus) :shock: headers ;) :ner:

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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:51 pm 
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Just T-cut & polish to a nice gloss tomorrow & it's done.
Hope everyone is well. JB


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:30 pm 
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Back on, can't f'kin wait to give it some abuse :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:07 pm 
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Another job done during lock down.
Happy with the swingarm now it's been buffed up a bit, gives it a bit more depth.
Took as long to T-cut & polish as it did to spray to be honest.
New SKF bearings to finish the job.
Rear CR Sprocket & CR left hand footrest to paint the same colour tomorrow if the weather holds.
Still waiting for the CR tensioner pulley bracket to arrive from the USA, then just a belt to get.
The standard right hand 1125r footrests need doing also as well as some other cycle parts to help the swingarm blend in better when I get time, which doesn't seem to be a problem at the moment. May need some more spray paint though.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:23 am 
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Even your flower pots look nice, which is more than can be said for mine! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 8:08 pm 
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Thanks Edd,

Anyway, Pulley & Left footrest painted (as it was a good day for spraying), only T-coated once so far so still a little dull. Tomorrow will see them finished to a high gloss as I'm no longer dependent on the weather.
It's metallic black hence the weird look at times, looks great in the sun though. Pulley bracket isn't painted.
Just a belt to get. :headbang:
On that subject, does anyone have an old CR belt they keep for a spare that I can use to make sure it all lines up & tension is ok etc, before I shell out the cash for the final item to complete this conversion.
If anyone has one I can borrow (or buy) I'll pay shipping & if on loan I'll send it back when I've checked it all works fine. Thanks.

Hope everyone is keeping well & staying safe. :old: JB


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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 3:03 pm 
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Your parts look nice. What kind of paint did you use?

In past full re-builds I've used 2k aerosols. It's 2 parts that activate together inside the can and make extremely durable surfaces, especially the ceramic type. For basic colors, I could get away with just using the can as is. Fancier colors, I had to do the whole 2k prime, paint the color I want then do a 2k clear over top to protect the cheaper but nicer color. Always worked well but it's just expensive at about $25 a can.

Now, there's a place over here that can do custom House of Kolor paint codes and add it to the 2k paints and they go for about $35-40 per can. But....House of Kolor baby! I wish that option was around when I was doing that stuff.

The 2k stuff is great. The nozzles are amazing and do a good fan pattern like a real spray gun. And the nozzle stays pretty consistent, no gumming up over time, which is made better if you're in the habit of putting the can in some warm water for a bit to make it flow even better. (Makes cheap rattle paint work better too) Only downside is because it is a 2 part system, once the can is activated, it's no good after 24 hours, so you need to have everything you're going to paint ready and do them all at the same time or you just wasted your money.

I've even used the 2k stuff to repaint guitar bodies and used the clear to gloss over wood that was stained, kind of like a Fender lacquer finish. Polish it up and it looks factory, maybe better. Regular rattles and clears will feel tacky even after a year because body heat softens it up.

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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 4:09 pm 
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x1glider wrote:
Your parts look nice. What kind of paint did you use?

In past full re-builds I've used 2k aerosols. It's 2 parts that activate together inside the can and make extremely durable surfaces, especially the ceramic type. For basic colors, I could get away with just using the can as is. Fancier colors, I had to do the whole 2k prime, paint the color I want then do a 2k clear over top to protect the cheaper but nicer color. Always worked well but it's just expensive at about $25 a can.

Now, there's a place over here that can do custom House of Kolor paint codes and add it to the 2k paints and they go for about $35-40 per can. But....House of Kolor baby! I wish that option was around when I was doing that stuff.

The 2k stuff is great. The nozzles are amazing and do a good fan pattern like a real spray gun. And the nozzle stays pretty consistent, no gumming up over time, which is made better if you're in the habit of putting the can in some warm water for a bit to make it flow even better. (Makes cheap rattle paint work better too) Only downside is because it is a 2 part system, once the can is activated, it's no good after 24 hours, so you need to have everything you're going to paint ready and do them all at the same time or you just wasted your money.

I've even used the 2k stuff to repaint guitar bodies and used the clear to gloss over wood that was stained, kind of like a Fender lacquer finish. Polish it up and it looks factory, maybe better. Regular rattles and clears will feel tacky even after a year because body heat softens it up.


It's all acrylic rattle can.
U-Pol Filler primer 3 coats rubbed down in between & left a day.
Then Motip 400ml rattle cans 3/4 coats 20 mins or so between coats
After the base coat (black),
U-Pol 500ml Lacquer rattle cans another 3 or 4 coats. 20 minutes per coat get it all on as thick as I can & depend entirely on smoothing the lacquer coat with T-cut & or 3000 wet N Dry.
The black paint is Metallic & you probably know metallic paint doesn't rub down well as it screws up the glitter.
Harden it off with a couple of wax coats after all the T-cutting & buffing is done
I've used Motip Paints for years, usually use their filler primer & lacquer as well but had the U-Pol in the garage from a job I did on a neighbours car wing when she redeveloped a trolley bay at Tescos, so thought I might as well use it.

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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 7:13 pm 
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Jazzbutcher wrote:
x1glider wrote:
Your parts look nice. What kind of paint did you use?

In past full re-builds I've used 2k aerosols. It's 2 parts that activate together inside the can and make extremely durable surfaces, especially the ceramic type. For basic colors, I could get away with just using the can as is. Fancier colors, I had to do the whole 2k prime, paint the color I want then do a 2k clear over top to protect the cheaper but nicer color. Always worked well but it's just expensive at about $25 a can.

Now, there's a place over here that can do custom House of Kolor paint codes and add it to the 2k paints and they go for about $35-40 per can. But....House of Kolor baby! I wish that option was around when I was doing that stuff.

The 2k stuff is great. The nozzles are amazing and do a good fan pattern like a real spray gun. And the nozzle stays pretty consistent, no gumming up over time, which is made better if you're in the habit of putting the can in some warm water for a bit to make it flow even better. (Makes cheap rattle paint work better too) Only downside is because it is a 2 part system, once the can is activated, it's no good after 24 hours, so you need to have everything you're going to paint ready and do them all at the same time or you just wasted your money.

I've even used the 2k stuff to repaint guitar bodies and used the clear to gloss over wood that was stained, kind of like a Fender lacquer finish. Polish it up and it looks factory, maybe better. Regular rattles and clears will feel tacky even after a year because body heat softens it up.


It's all acrylic rattle can.
U-Pol Filler primer 3 coats rubbed down in between & left a day.
Then Motip 400ml rattle cans 3/4 coats 20 mins or so between coats
After the base coat (black),
U-Pol 500ml Lacquer rattle cans another 3 or 4 coats. 20 minutes per coat get it all on as thick as I can & depend entirely on smoothing the lacquer coat with T-cut & or 3000 wet N Dry.
The black paint is Metallic & you probably know metallic paint doesn't rub down well as it screws up the glitter.
Harden it off with a couple of wax coats after all the T-cutting & buffing is done
I've used Motip Paints for years, usually use their filler primer & lacquer as well but had the U-Pol in the garage from a job I did on a neighbours car wing when she redeveloped a trolley bay at Tescos, so thought I might as well use it.

Next time try one of the 2k paints. As long as your surface is prepared well, you can get by with only 1 or 2 coats. Clear coating with 2k provides a pretty hard surface and is optional for most projects, but with a road going bike or car chassis parts, a single coat of clear is best to top it off. So, all in all, you could do 2-3 coats total, no separate priming needed, for about 50 smackers and a lot less effort. Unless you just like working hard. lOl

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 8:56 pm 
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x1glider wrote:
for about 50 smackers and a lot less effort.

At today's exchange rate that makes it about 40 for us.....and over here we call them "slappers"...no effort needed at all ;) lOl

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 9:56 am 
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x1glider wrote:
Jazzbutcher wrote:
x1glider wrote:
Your parts look nice. What kind of paint did you use?

In past full re-builds I've used 2k aerosols. It's 2 parts that activate together inside the can and make extremely durable surfaces, especially the ceramic type. For basic colors, I could get away with just using the can as is. Fancier colors, I had to do the whole 2k prime, paint the color I want then do a 2k clear over top to protect the cheaper but nicer color. Always worked well but it's just expensive at about $25 a can.

Now, there's a place over here that can do custom House of Kolor paint codes and add it to the 2k paints and they go for about $35-40 per can. But....House of Kolor baby! I wish that option was around when I was doing that stuff.

The 2k stuff is great. The nozzles are amazing and do a good fan pattern like a real spray gun. And the nozzle stays pretty consistent, no gumming up over time, which is made better if you're in the habit of putting the can in some warm water for a bit to make it flow even better. (Makes cheap rattle paint work better too) Only downside is because it is a 2 part system, once the can is activated, it's no good after 24 hours, so you need to have everything you're going to paint ready and do them all at the same time or you just wasted your money.

I've even used the 2k stuff to repaint guitar bodies and used the clear to gloss over wood that was stained, kind of like a Fender lacquer finish. Polish it up and it looks factory, maybe better. Regular rattles and clears will feel tacky even after a year because body heat softens it up.


It's all acrylic rattle can.
U-Pol Filler primer 3 coats rubbed down in between & left a day.
Then Motip 400ml rattle cans 3/4 coats 20 mins or so between coats
After the base coat (black),
U-Pol 500ml Lacquer rattle cans another 3 or 4 coats. 20 minutes per coat get it all on as thick as I can & depend entirely on smoothing the lacquer coat with T-cut & or 3000 wet N Dry.
The black paint is Metallic & you probably know metallic paint doesn't rub down well as it screws up the glitter.
Harden it off with a couple of wax coats after all the T-cutting & buffing is done
I've used Motip Paints for years, usually use their filler primer & lacquer as well but had the U-Pol in the garage from a job I did on a neighbours car wing when she redeveloped a trolley bay at Tescos, so thought I might as well use it.

Next time try one of the 2k paints. As long as your surface is prepared well, you can get by with only 1 or 2 coats. Clear coating with 2k provides a pretty hard surface and is optional for most projects, but with a road going bike or car chassis parts, a single coat of clear is best to top it off. So, all in all, you could do 2-3 coats total, no separate priming needed, for about 50 smackers and a lot less effort. Unless you just like working hard. lOl


Thanks for that but I'm guessing you know what it's like, find a formula that works & stay with it hard work or not. I don't really mind wet n' drying or T-cutting, it's kind of therapeutic watching the finish develop.
Thanks anyway. JB

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 Post subject: Re: WOT ARE YOUR PLANS
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 10:55 am 
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Today my plan is.....

to make an old skool football rattle :twisted: (maybe 2 :twisted: :twisted:)....needs to be completed by Thurs 8pm ;)

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