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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:50 pm 
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Right can't afford new/nos DC tech III's with the price's they are at the mo - so i'm having to restore my old sets

find a old tech 3

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de-anno it with a bit of oven pride

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smooth out the rough edges and bits with a polishing mop/bench grinder
polish off with peek for a sweet smooth finish

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the blue peter shot - before - mid - after all in one

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now start on the rest

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i also had a go at a donut clamp

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after

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altogether

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didn't cost much to do a bit of hard work -i'm chuffed the end results >:D


cheers B ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:00 pm 
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BENDYCAT ELEVENTEEN wrote:
Ri'm chuffed the end results >:D


cheers B ;)


So would I be!! :shock:

Been keeping my eyes open for a bench grinder (ebay and freecycle mostly).. even more so now!!....

Bloody job job matey 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:49 am 
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haha, i still have a dia-compe lever for my super tuff, another thing to add to the list of things to polish

good work B


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:49 am 
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for the de-anodising bit i find that caustic soda gets her done quicker! (its also cheaper) but i suppose oven pride is pretty much watered down caustic soda in spray on form...

Anyway be careful with that stuff one time i managed to get myself some nice chemical burns trying to unblock a drain which someone had thrown the stuff down trying to unblock it and forgotten to mention to me.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:50 pm 
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nice to see parts given a new lease of life

IDB1 you can pick up a brand new bench grinder and a polishing mop from machine mart from £25 which is ideal for beginners (i have one)


http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... ing-wheels

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... ing-wheels


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:08 pm 
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got mine from the carboot - £4 each and both worked - ebay for mops

cheers B :wink:


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