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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:57 pm 
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Thin paint is part of the SBDU philosophy :). They did a special gold paint which was so light and thin you could see the metal underneath. The TT silver was a bit thicker lol.

In a holiday cottage near Northallerton at the moment, back later :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:50 am 
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SH377T cleaned up nicely...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:45 pm 
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Looking good :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:17 am 
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very nice indeed


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:59 pm 
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What do you use to clean up the frames, they always look good


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:19 am 
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fignonFlyer wrote:
What do you use to clean up the frames, they always look good


I use this stuff...

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I've used it on a few frames now and always had good results. Here's a link to that blog post

https://raleigh-sb4059.com/2017/10/28/s ... ocumented/

Rub off any thick dirt first, then use a clean polishing cloth to add the renovator, remove with another clean cloth, then do the same with the polish.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:50 am 
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Great thanks, off to get some renovator and see if I can get any results as bright as your frames.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:51 pm 
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Most of what the renovator does is remove dirt, it is a very mild cutting compound and if the frame doesn't have clear coat then it will take off a little paint together with the dirt. If the frame has a clear coat then it is going to scrape off dirt. I find it is the dirt that dulls the appearance of the paint more than anything. Just be careful with the renovator on loose, flaky transfers, I normally wipe up to and around them if they aren't stable enough. All I avoided on this frame was the Reynolds 753 frame transfer, everything else was ok to wipe over.

This was SB5084 before cleaning...

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and after some rust treatment and cleaning...

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and this is before and after on SB1861...

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This is the polishing cloth I use...

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I would recommend cleaning a less obvious place such as under the chainstays and BB first as a test to see how you go before attacking something more prominent.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:27 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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That's one special and really nice looking frame. Really liking the colours on this one. A bit different .
Thanks for sharing your polishing details :)

Jamie


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