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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:06 pm 
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Tear down started in the sunshine. So nice after a winter in a moldy shed...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:21 pm 
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Glad to see that you're not wasting time on that fence post. :lol: Looking forward to more build pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:26 pm 
Old School Hero

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shedobits wrote:
Glad to see that you're not wasting time on that fence post. :lol: Looking forward to more build pics.


Heck no, it makes the garden bigger like that :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:38 pm 
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looks like a good project ill be watching


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:40 am 
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2manyoranges wrote:
Spontex stainless swarf balls


Did you mean these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223867726496

I was in Asda and saw some so grabbed them


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:21 pm 
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Tonight’s job was trying to save the Ti Flight saddle. Didn’t have any great “before” shots but it’s pretty good now. It wasn’t boot polish but a leather shoe dye and the colour seems to have been locked in with some leather cream and scotchgaurd. Still, probably best to wear black shorts the first time...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:59 pm 
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Result!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:21 am 
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Tonight’s job was to derust the stem. All the rust is gone and it looks pretty good (foil and coke) but there are admittedly a few pitting imperfections. It’ll do fine though, it looks better than it does in the picture

Sadly the Orange logo was never going to survive the abrasion...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:40 am 
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They're available from Gil at Retrodecals


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:08 pm 
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This might just be working, the spontex is working better than wire wool or aluminium foil and none of them seem to be damaging the nickel plate. Like the stem there’s a little bit of pitting that’ll never be 100%, but not far off

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