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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:24 pm 
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lewis1641 wrote:
one quick question - on an average of one cup per 2.5 hours, how many cups should i budget for to get similar results?


Oh I'd reckon at least 4 or 5.... :shock:

I did one arm each night and TBH you can get a perfectly reasonable finish in probably half the time I took, but it depends how picky you are....I'm pretty picky :oops:


guybe wrote:
excellent job, noticed the chainrings is Cannondale, didnt know they make them, it's a first I have seen though


Yeah was news to me too, but I liked the colour :lol:
It actually says on it that it's made by FSA, whether it is sold on C'Dale bikes as a standard item, I really don't know


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:53 am 
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Those came out really good. Excellent work. Good work out too, me thinks. I am really liking all these polished out cranks lately. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:48 am 
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wow ,you've excelled your self there


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:55 am 
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Cheers all :D

Will get some better pics up soon in readers wives...er bikes, as I've made a few other changes.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:45 pm 
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That's an amazing finish, great work.

I've been toying with the idea of a similar project, without wanting to seem too stupid - what materials did you use to prepare and polish?

Also, how has the finish lasted over the last 8 months?

LC


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:47 am 
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liamconnolly wrote:
I've been toying with the idea of a similar project, without wanting to seem too stupid - what materials did you use to prepare and polish?


Here's what taught me to polish in a bicycle context.

http://www.vintagebmx.com/community/ind ... ic=4005471

Good luck.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:18 am 
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bennyboy wrote:
sinnett177 wrote:
Very nice, polished by hand or using a bench polisher?


By hand :oops:

240, 400, 600, 800, 1200, Autosol, Safe-cut and lots of Tea :lol:


:D That's what I used, differing grades of wet + dry, then the Autosol. HOWEVER - I have since switched to Meguiars Metal Polysh (sic), as it is finer and leaves a protective layer of sorts. After 8 months it still looks the same 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:54 pm 
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Thanks for the tips guys, i committed myself to starting the project as the rain fell today.

Using the same technique - 240, 400, 600, 800 and a final rub over with a 1200 and extreme buffing with Autosol. I didnt stop for a cup of tea, which may have been beginners error, however this is the fruit of my labour thus far.

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Okay, so nowhere near as shiny as bennyboys Suntour, there remain some powder coat in the creases (maybe need to get a dremel on this) and i didnt fix the battle scars (thought it was a nice contrast), but i'm pleased with my efforts and the 'make do and mend' proverb has prevented me chucking these and spending a load on a new chainset.

Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:27 pm 
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ooh shiney 8)


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