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You can see all placements on this one.


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Mine is the same as THM's .


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:57 pm 
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Cheers guys. Got a spare heron sticker for one of my Raleigh roadsters then! One other thing I noticed in fitting them is the "gran sport" script at the top of the seat tube is too big on mine.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:55 pm 
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Bit of progress......bought an offcut of "Dark Blue" pigskin suede off eBay to cover the Tornado. Sat it in my watch list and a few days later got an offer of £4.50 from the seller. Took a punt as it looked like black in the ad and sure enough its black enough for me. 0.6mm thick too so nice and thin.

Broke out the Evostick contact adhesive and the Tamiya silver paint for the lettering. A brand new stanley blade made light work of trimming duties, especially around the rear block with the Tornado lettering on it.

Tornado saddle with the donor foam from the cheaper eBay Iscaselle saddle stuck to it.

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Light coats of spray glue applied to both the suede offcut and to the saddle.......left to flash off and go tacky.

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Pulled the suede down over the saddle, pulling and stretching the suede to smooth out any wrinkles. I masked off the underside of the saddle/rails/tornado badge as I was using spray glue....I think next time I would probably get some brush on glue for the underside of the saddle where the suede wraps around and gets stuck down.

Used a screwdriver to push the suede right into the crevices around the badging at the rear of the saddle prior to trimming back with a stanley knife. Important to use a brand new blade as a super-sharp blade will result in a nice neat trimmed edge. Refitted the plastic trim piece at the nose of the saddle underneath which hides the suede that has been tucked under the rails right at the front of the saddle.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:06 pm 
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Great job. Made it look easy.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:18 pm 
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Top job, please add some more description along with the photos so that I can link it to the restoration tips thread.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:04 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Great job. Made it look easy.


It was a bit of faff......I've recovered a few Flites using leather - this was a first time using suede.....there are a few issues I'm not happy with but it's a million times better than it was and now usable so all good.

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Top job, please add some more description along with the photos so that I can link it to the restoration tips thread.


Bit more detail added - should've taken some more pics!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:52 am 
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