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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:42 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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very tidy! I'm impressed 8)

I'm umming and aahhing about servicing my bombers..jsut how hard is it, bearing in mind i've never done it before, and am usually a bit useless at these things?


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Thank you :)

I've got some service guides for older bombers. Let me know what model you have and I'll send you a copy of the guide. Really easy to do, though. Just need some 7.5wt oil and a couple of normal tools.


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cool. I've got the manual i think, but i won't say no to more info (the more the merrier!) I'll drop you a PM with an email addy on it.

That was one of the things making me worried, whether i'd have the right tools or not (the other thing being my ineptitude!)


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Service guide sent :)

Forks serviced and ready to fit:

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Looks like a good project, i'm pressed with the paint job you've done. Whats your trick with the paint?


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Think a lot of its in the prep. Get things smith to start and then take your time layering the paint and things seems to come out well. £18 of materials (and a lot of hours) took it from it's original form to being painted.

Colour popping in the sun:

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Great paint job - what did you use? Looking forward to further progress :D


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Plasticote primer, metallic paint and laquer. All around £6 a tin and I used one of each. Think it looks pretty good for the money :)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:39 am 
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That's looking great, nice work!


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