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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:30 pm 
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Looks nice! I got as far as pricing the laser cutting of the fork ends and did actually buy some 5083 5mm plate, but My Cadex project is otherwise on the back burner at the moment (other more pressing bikey issues). This comes close to making me want to get back onto it!

Was it just sandpaper and elbow grease? Were strippers involved? (steady on... ;)) How did you get it to this stage?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:52 pm 
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Bendo wrote:
Looks nice! I got as far as pricing the laser cutting of the fork ends and did actually buy some 5083 5mm plate, but My Cadex project is otherwise on the back burner at the moment (other more pressing bikey issues). This comes close to making me want to get back onto it!

Was it just sandpaper and elbow grease? Were strippers involved? (steady on... ;)) How did you get it to this stage?

b


I sanded the frame by hand back using 180 and then finished it off with a 240 and then 320 grade paper. The luggs where masked off and then I used paint stripper and wire wool, followed by 320 grit sandpaper.

I have got a feeling that the guy who is painting it is going to tell me to go and do some more sanding though :(


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 Post subject: Ready for painting
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:29 pm 
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So the photo isn't the best.... But the aluminum bits are now black and the 1st coats of clear coats are going on as we speak.... gonna be lovelly!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:33 pm 
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Great job,will look good when built up, you gotto love the cleanness of single speeders :D


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 Post subject: Oh what!!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:14 pm 
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1st layer of clear coat is on - I had a minor romance explosion when I saw it!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:52 pm 
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they look brilliant with gears....


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:19 pm 
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That finish makes me want to strip & respray my Mongoose IBOC Team SX.

Still don't think i've got the guts to take sandpaper to it tho :?


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 Post subject: Build Update
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:23 pm 
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Coming along!


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 Post subject: cadex
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:29 pm 
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bugger that looks good naked :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:11 pm 
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mmm....yes! i like that a lot. good job so far.


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