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 Post subject: POWER POLISHING !!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:05 pm 
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had another brainwave on the weekend , while in work on fri saw we are selling power sanders ( sainsburys )

you know the type with the triangular head

so i thought i wonder if instead of fitting a sanding disc , what about a piece of scotchbrite

its got the velcro pad on ready so ............

i buys and i tries and its brilliant

been polishing the FRS for the last weekend , with so so results

anyway this damn thing has just practically finished the downtube in about 10 mins , and its not exactly a small piece

and with the triangular head , it gets into all the awkward places

and the finish is amazing , uniform scratches all over , like a dull haze , PERFECT

and all for the grand price of £4.99

so if any of you guys are trying to polish something , try it , for a fiver you cant lose :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:20 pm 
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Cool tip well done!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:02 pm 
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good tip!!

I use a polishing wheel on a drill.
Also tried scotchbrite on a drill, and that wasn't so good. Just flung bits at you and ripped itself apart on the cable guides.


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Buy one of thos car polishers for about 15 quid and some metal polish, you get fantastic results :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:43 pm 
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Well guys the result of my brainwave , and some seriously tired arms

gave it a good going over with the sander and scotchbrite pad , then a polish with good old autosol using a long rag and the " MILKMAID" technique :lol:

and a final buff with some brasso ..... the result =


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:44 pm 
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build to follow ......... soon i hope


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:02 pm 
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:shock:


Nice!!! Good job.
How bad was it before you started? Any pitting or corrosion?

Just a shame it always oxidises so quickly :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:05 pm 
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the frame itself wasn`t too bad but the lacquer was really bad

so had to remove that , going to get it relacquered if i can before it does oxidise again


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if you look at the seatube in this pic , it was like that more or less all over


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:13 pm 
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Wow front and rear Manitou.Nice!
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