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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:57 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
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Keeps us out of trouble hey?



Better to be guilty of buffing some 70's capag seatpost, than being found buffing one's secretary... :twisted:


Can't think who you could possibly mean....

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:59 pm 
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looking forward to seeing your highly polished new steed then!!!

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Although I'm biased, I think it looks massively more pleasing to the eye than dulled, scratched and scuffed parts, and on the right day...the effect is just stunning.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:17 pm 
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I'm not surprised no one hasn't put up any of their polishing to wind up the OP Image

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Ian Raleigh wrote:
I'm not surprised no one hasn't put up any of their polishing to wind up the OP Image

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My newly polished Chorus cranks...Off to attack my C Records!!
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tarloone wrote:
My newly polished Chorus cranks...Off to attack my C Records!! :twisted:

I'm glad someone has jumped on the band wagon :lol: Here's my Campag' chainset I did, no machine tools used other than my arm muscles....

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:20 pm 
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How did you remove the anodising?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Theoldfm wrote:
How did you remove the anodising?

People have different ways, some take the wet & dry paper route, loads of Brasso,
Some use Oven cleaner to remove the anodising then polish it and there are the ones that use a buffer and ruin them if not careful.

Typed in polishing cranks into search bar and there is loads of idea's.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/search/index ... 4194098j16


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In most cases, during the process they'll start to look far far worse before starting to look better...be warned :shock:


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I dumped a chainring into some oven cleaner and forgot all about it, that was until the next morning :roll: It had a thick black hard layer on it and was a cow to remove.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:56 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
I dumped a chainring into some oven cleaner and forgot all about it, that was until the next morning :roll: It had a thick black hard layer on it and was a cow to remove.


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Only joking! Its funny but I often really wonder just how many classic old parts have ended up completely ruined beyond repair or future use just because someone like us has decided to go about a innocent yet misguided 'refurb' session!

I can tell you, those Chorus cranks (and myself) were in a dark, lonely and frankly rather nasty place during the initial sanding part of the refurb...coming out the other shiny side was a welcome relief.


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