Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:08 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:46 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:22 pm
Posts: 7306
Location: Hove
I can’t remember now where I found these words of wisdom, maybe on here, but anyway I copied them as I had the same thoughts as you – but haven’t got round to doing anything about it yet though!

T-Cut is a No No
Try either Glass polish or Safe Cut first, T Cut can be a bit harsh!
Autosol works very well as a gentle cutting agent on paintwork.
T Cut works (although read 'worked'!) well on my RTS, but I find Brasso is the best on it.
G3 is far better on the sort of jobs you could use T-cut for.

According to the 1992 catalogue, there were three levels of P2 fork that year – P2 Sport on the Hahanna and Fire Mountain, P2 on the Lava Dome and P2 triple-butted on the Cinder Cone and above. The decals look original to me - although they’re not shown in the catalogue, they’re quite similar in style to this 92 Cinder Cone that sold for a mere £131 earlier on today. I guess it’s possible the original owner might have upgraded the forks when he bought the bike.


Attachments:
1992 Cinder Cone size 16 right side.jpg
1992 Cinder Cone size 16 right side.jpg [ 116.58 KiB | Viewed 1374 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:37 am 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:37 am
Posts: 4916
Shouldn't be an issue using T-Cut, after all its actually the lacquer you are working on, the paint underneath is fine. T-Cut Mettalic is less abrasive, but either will be fine if you don't go nuts. I wouldn't T-Cut my car, but i wouldn't hesitate using it on 15yo bike.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 12:56 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:22 pm
Posts: 7306
Location: Hove
Tallpaul wrote:
Shouldn't be an issue using T-Cut, after all its actually the lacquer you are working on, the paint underneath is fine. T-Cut Mettalic is less abrasive, but either will be fine if you don't go nuts. I wouldn't T-Cut my car, but i wouldn't hesitate using it on 15yo bike.

But how can you tell whether there is lacquer Paul? I thought it was only metallic and enamel paints that were lacquered over, and that T-Cut Metallic was designed for dealing with dull lacquer.

I think the people who said T-Cut was a no no were alarmed at the amount of paint on their cloth using T-Cut. Maybe they were just not being careful enough as you say, but they were certainly going deeper than any clear coat that was there.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 1:23 pm 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:37 am
Posts: 4916
If they were getting paint on the cloth, then there was no lacquer in the first place... I guess the way to tell if the paint lacquered is see if your nail catches a decal?

If you're worried, test a hidden area first.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 12:03 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:23 am
Posts: 15608
The forks are indeed triple butted (marked in the steerer cm/tb ) so I guess they were an upgrade, will let you know how I get on with the buffing.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: mark-bcn, Minifreak, sztopi17 and 28 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