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 Post subject: Re: Removing paint M563
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:36 pm 
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I like those. I did consider m737 but I couldn't spoil them.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing paint M563
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:40 pm 
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Where are you? There a metal polishers near me that will do them for £10-15.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing paint M563
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:06 am 
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I use a home made polisher.
We have a 500w single phase motor at work & attached to that is a polishing wheel. :D

You can't really scratch cranks, as if you think about it, that's what you do when you polish... you scratch & by using finer grades of wet & dry, wire wool & polishing soap, you're only putting finer scratches into what you're polishing.
Most bench grinders/polishers that you can buy are around 150w, which is around a third of the power of our one :D
You can't get the same finish by hand!


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 Post subject: Re: Removing paint M563
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Has anyone ever had Shimano cranks anodised?


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 Post subject: Re: Removing paint M563
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:20 pm 
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Logic.Al wrote:
Has anyone ever had Shimano cranks anodised?



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Hopefully the anodising will take to the LX ones. Guy said as they were painted it may not take.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Will be fine if they are stripped properly.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:43 pm 
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I was going to spend some elbow grease doing it. Not sure how shiney a surface I want though. The Mechs are all M950 so a dull finish.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Ben, these cranks arrived this morning - cheers pal, well pleased. I now face the same problem as you though - what to do so I can see my face in them??!!

I've used paintstripper and steel wool to remove a large part of the black paint, then taken more off using a rough grade of sandpaper. The main bit I'm struggling with is the rear of the spider. What have others used to get into all the tricky tight corners?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:40 am 
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I was going to use paint stripper. But couldn't find some of the old Nitromors.


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