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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 1:50 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Jez, i also agree with you. I wouldn't use (I might like though) a set of NOS Cooks/Bullseye/Revolvers or even White Porcs on any of my bikes because i do ride them and they get will get damaged. That doesn't mean I'll accept them being super-scruffy though either.

And before a response comes, thats also not intended as a dig at anyone with a garage full of queens - full respect to anyone with a nice collection on their wall or in their garage. When i sell my business in a few years I too may start collecting some shiny things :)


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the caustic soda wont remove the cooks logo, but any kind of polishing will. after you've done the caustic soda treatment rinse throughly in water. if you're short on time use warmer water, just watch yours eyes (also smells disgusting) as its nastly stuff


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Yeah it turned my sink purple after I did some purple cranks... it does stink too as Scant says...


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scant wrote:
the caustic soda wont remove the cooks logo


thats cool! cheers guys for your help. See how it goes tonight!


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 2:30 pm 
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Phew... nobody took my comment to heart - If I'd said that on "certain" forum's I'd now be in the middle of ugly bun fight.

For the record - I love bikes, from garage queens to total beaters it's all good, and though I don't have a garage queen I'm glad others do (and I try not to be jealous of those that would fit and I would love to ride).

MadCowKev, what's wrong with keeping the cranks original??? How about showing us a picture so we can see what we're talking about. I'm not a fan of refurbishing stuff unless it's really REALLY bad.

Note - my experience of polished components is that they tarnish over time and once the pitting sets in it can be terminal - any original coating might be better than no coating. 2p :roll:

Enjoy!


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messiah wrote:
MadCowKev, what's wrong with keeping the cranks original??? How about showing us a picture so we can see what we're talking about. I'm not a fan of refurbishing stuff unless it's really REALLY bad.

Note - my experience of polished components is that they tarnish over time and once the pitting sets in it can be terminal - any original coating might be better than no coating. 2p :roll:

Enjoy!


hmmmm - i hadn't thought of that! I'll stick some pictures up tonight for you all to see. Maybe before and after if i go ahead?


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Tell you what I'd do.

Spray them black. As long as you prepare them ok and all surfaces are clean they will come up a treat.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 3:22 pm 
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Hi people.

I've just bought an immaculate E Type Jag and I fancy doing a bit of banger racing. Any pointers please?


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 3:23 pm 
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ha. ha. ha.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 7:27 pm 
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Might be best to laquer them after you've gave them the caustic soda treatment, to prevent them oxidizing and ultimately pitting.
Just a can of clear laquer spray paint will do the job just fine :D


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