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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Found the pesky grub screw :-)

I like your results, but I didn't want these levers to look like NOS, so I've stripped the anodizing and then used 1500 grit, and then polished, polished, polished.

There are still some scrapes but I'm classifying those as 'Patina', and are in line with the history of the bike.
Thanks for your help, here are how my levers came up.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:26 am 
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I know i have linked this to my thread but bumpity bump for those who missed mine.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:40 am 
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Could this be the future for those components savaged by the Polish Panto Butcher?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:52 pm 
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Just a little bump for anybody working on a new project for the summer!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:21 pm 
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hey Stephen,

Helpful bump!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:59 pm 
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Perhaps a really stupid question, but why de-anodise when you are going to sand and polish the whole lever anyway?

Eitherway, the end result is fantastic!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:16 pm 
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Woz wrote:
Perhaps a really stupid question, but why de-anodise when you are going to sand and polish the whole lever anyway?

Eitherway, the end result is fantastic!



Well the anodizing is a hard coat and takes a lot of sanding to get it off. You can sand it without removing it but then you can end up with patches on the metal where you have missed it. All in all the lever looks so much better when it is stripped and then polished.


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