Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:33 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:04 pm 
PoTM Winner
PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:21 pm
Posts: 1156
ata wrote:
Personally I´d leave it cleaned an maintained as you have it now, especially if you intend to ride it.


I think I'll do a bit more hand polishing and leave it at that.

I suspect some of these parts are annodised so don't want to get into removing that.

I do plan to ride the finsihed article so will probably keep it as it is.

The paint on the frame is going to be re-done but I am not having the chrome work re-done, that will stay origional.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:26 pm 
rBoTM Winner
rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:28 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nott's.
To pick out the detail you need....

One tinlet of H21 Humbrol Gloss Black.
Some white spirit.
Quality paper Kitchen towel [Plenty/Thirst Pockets]

1: Clean out all the crap in the words := Stiff old toothbrush and wood tooth picks are ideal.
2: Wash the parts with washing up liquid/water := Rinse clean and allow to air dry or use a Hair dryer.
3: Thoroughly mix the tinlet of paint.:= You need to mix because Enamel paint separates into layers.
4: Stipple the gloss into the names := Don't go mad.
5: Fold a square of kitchen towel to the size of a playing card.
6: White spirit lightly soaked up in the kitchen towel := Not a dripping towel.
7: Wipe over the words gently := Turning cloth on each wipe and don't press hard into the words, repeat until you see just the names.
8: Leave to dry thoroughly := At least three days or put your part on a radiator to bake the enamel.

If you drag out too much paint just stipple some more in and try again!

Don't forget you can do it in any other colour just as long as it is gloss paint.

Cheers.
From a Model maker 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:18 pm 
PoTM Winner
PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:21 pm
Posts: 1156
Ian Raleigh wrote:
To pick out the detail you need....

One tinlet of H21 Humbrol Gloss Black.
Some white spirit.
Quality paper Kitchen towel [Plenty/Thirst Pockets]

1: Clean out all the crap in the words := Stiff old toothbrush and wood tooth picks are ideal.
2: Wash the parts with washing up liquid/water := Rinse clean and allow to air dry or use a Hair dryer.
3: Thoroughly mix the tinlet of paint.:= You need to mix because Enamel paint separates into layers.
4: Stipple the gloss into the names := Don't go mad.
5: Fold a square of kitchen towel to the size of a playing card.
6: White spirit lightly soaked up in the kitchen towel := Not a dripping towel.
7: Wipe over the words gently := Turning cloth on each wipe and don't press hard into the words, repeat until you see just the names.
8: Leave to dry thoroughly := At least three days or put your part on a radiator to bake the enamel.

If you drag out too much paint just stipple some more in and try again!

Don't forget you can do it in any other colour just as long as it is gloss paint.

Cheers.
From a Model maker 8)



Thanks for that, what worries me is the item being pitted and the paint also getting in the pits thus highlighting them too


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:27 pm 
rBoTM Winner
rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:28 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nott's.
Montello wrote:
Thanks for that, what worries me is the item being pitted and the paint also getting in the pits thus highlighting them too

Thats easy to rectify !
Cotton buds soaked in white spirit and just give any pitting a good cleaning, The wet paint will come out as its thinned down by the white spirit.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:35 pm 
rBoTM Winner
rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:28 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nott's.
If you have some money spare you could send your parts off and have them clean off the old anodising and re-anodised for a brand new finish.

There are many companies in the UK who now offer anodising
and if you don't tell anyone they will never know its been re-newed.

Imagine a chromate gold finish on a 50th Campag' set? Now that would get the tongues wagging.

http://www.badgeranodising.co.uk/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:52 pm 
PoTM Winner
PoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:21 pm
Posts: 1156
Ian Raleigh wrote:
To pick out the detail you need....

One tinlet of H21 Humbrol Gloss Black.
Some white spirit.
Quality paper Kitchen towel [Plenty/Thirst Pockets]

1: Clean out all the crap in the words := Stiff old toothbrush and wood tooth picks are ideal.
2: Wash the parts with washing up liquid/water := Rinse clean and allow to air dry or use a Hair dryer.
3: Thoroughly mix the tinlet of paint.:= You need to mix because Enamel paint separates into layers.
4: Stipple the gloss into the names := Don't go mad.
5: Fold a square of kitchen towel to the size of a playing card.
6: White spirit lightly soaked up in the kitchen towel := Not a dripping towel.
7: Wipe over the words gently := Turning cloth on each wipe and don't press hard into the words, repeat until you see just the names.
8: Leave to dry thoroughly := At least three days or put your part on a radiator to bake the enamel.

If you drag out too much paint just stipple some more in and try again!

Don't forget you can do it in any other colour just as long as it is gloss paint.

Cheers.
From a Model maker 8)


Thanks for this advice, I followed it and achieved the below ... the improvment is better than the photos suggest.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Apple Tree, keithglos, Montello, Old Ned and 34 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group