Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:19 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ

Forum rules


**Classified Rules & Guidance - Feedback - Dispute Procedure - Gold Trader Status - All Adverts Need A Price - 5 Adverts Maximum - Leave Prices In Sold Adverts - No cross posting adverts**



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Orange quill stem decals
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:27 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 11:03 am
Posts: 18212
Location: Sunny Glasgow
Can someone point me to the cheapest available :D Size takes up 78mmx5mm.
Im polishing up this quill stem for someone and to do the job proper means removing the old ones and replacing them when im finished. The consist at present as individual letters but all in one on clear backing would do just as good..


The other thing im wondering about it is it is steel?, (small neat weld and rust spots). But when i use fine steel wool and autosol it reacts like alloy in the surface blackens totally till it comes off and its left mirror like.
It is magnetic. :? Odd, ive never has steel react like that. normally its only alloy and Ti you get the black gunk with :?


Last edited by dyna-ti on Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:30 pm, edited 3 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:08 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:00 pm
Posts: 959
Location: Hunting down the "foxes" of lincolnshire
^ is it nickle coated or just the lacquer causing it ?

and I may have one side decal left in the collection!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:25 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 11:03 am
Posts: 18212
Location: Sunny Glasgow
Archemist wrote:
^ is it nickle coated or just the lacquer causing it ?

and I may have one side decal left in the collection!

Might be nickle coated indeed, i didnt think of that :? i always associate nickle plating with chrome plating which flakes when it gets very rusty. In case it is indeed nickle ill go easy on it

I used the polish with toilet tissue (clean :wink:) as the softest less abrasive option, using no pressure on a section that was quite clean to begin with and it mirror'd up very quickly. Does that sound to you like nickle ?, kind of does to me though im unfamiliar with the coating


After a pair of decals, so best you hang on to it and ill search eb's :) im sure something will suffice and the recipient will be chuffed to see it mirror'd no mater what decals if any are on it.
Save it for someone or yourself that needs one only, it's only correct :?

Thanks for the offer though 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:19 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:52 pm
Posts: 881
Location: Cheshire
Did you manage to find any decals for your quill stem?
If so do you have any pics of them.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:38 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 11:03 am
Posts: 18212
Location: Sunny Glasgow
No. The stem was polished around them and quite successfuly. Since been returned to the owner.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BarberP7, hunspecialized, Steve Kish and 20 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group