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 Post subject: Re: Anodisers
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:23 pm 
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Wonder if the other side matches?

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Did you prep the frame for anodizing yourself or was that included?

The old anodising had to be stripped off before welding so I prepped it myself.
It was a right bugger to get off. Painted on an increasingly strong caustic solution very carefully. Far tougher anodising than some of the basic black stuff that I tested with.

They carried out a bit of de-smut and brighten to clean up.
The anodising strip would normally be included in the service as I don't think you can just refresh anodising, but have to start again.
I don't know if I got a discount for having done it myself.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:39 pm 
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RickTheUncivil wrote:
Wonder if the other side matches?


I would have been disappointed if it didn't ... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Anodisers
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:07 am 
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GTFOH! Dan that’s mega awesome work, just as I’ve come to expect from the Dan Chambers Bicycle Co! And I don’t mean just your frame repair expertise but the whole show - that anodising is stunning! And very reasonably priced.

As for the horizontal screw slots, that’s just OTT :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Anodisers
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:28 am 
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Now that Rampage has emptied his tanks and unplugged his transformers I need an alternate!


Caspar, please keep the thread updated particularly if you procure some 3DV work. I’ve nagged Chris a few times the past couple of months, even to the point of begging for his process info and dye source/recipe (which he did, bless him - but that proved he really isn’t getting started up again any time soon), with a thought of doing a mini-tank setup at home. Despite Chris’s warnings that it couldn’t be done I still researched the whole setup and sucked/stuck a finger in the air with regard to costs and also priced up a constant voltage power transformer thingy, but decided not to pursue it - due to never finishing a project I get started on.

John Grafton said I can send stuff to him and he’ll pass it onto “his guy”, which is one option, or asking Jason to help coordinate something (being the most helpful and kindest of gents that he is) is another, and I have a shipment of stuff waiting to go to him in a couple of weeks’ time anyway, so there’s scope there to mitigate cost going over. I’d rather avoid that, not just because of the costs of carriage, but the potential for getting stuff lost or damaged in the process.

If a reliable and consistent UK anodiser can be sought with the ability to successfully recreate Rampage-standard 3DV, I think several RBers here will more than keep them ticking over with biz for a while. I have an entire build on hold awaiting a frame re-coating/painting, the colour of which is still not decided upon because the ability to get some parts 3DV anodised will affect the colour choice.

Here’s hoping you manage to nail something down. **fingers crossed** :D


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Took my Paul QR's to Reality Motorworks plus the trailing arm from my AMP B5 and picked them up yesterday.

The trailing arm needed polishing as there was quite a bit of chain slap which I'd sanded off and has come out great :D .

The QR's on the other hand are not right and it's bothering my OCD! They were dipped in Nitric acid to remove the old green anodising so the surface was etched in the process, so it's now very flat. Paul stuff is a bit flat/matt but not this much and the shade is very grubby. I think I'm going to have to get them redone but the guys at Reality don't think they could get any closer.


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Nitric acid alone won’t remove anodising afaik.
They need either chemical brightening or polishing to get the right finish.


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 Post subject: Re: Anodisers
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:19 am 
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Agree. When I’ve had parts anodized I either polish them with my wheel or have the shop do it. You can achieve a very high luster with a quality compound and a polishing wheel on a drill or dremel if you don’t have a stand-alone unit.


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 Post subject: Re: Anodisers
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:52 am 
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What a disappointment.... The last stuff that Rampage did for me came back looking like piano black or very wet gloss

Those skewers look more like a base coat prior to having the clear coat applied..

I bought some faux (modern repro) Ringle skewers from a member on here a good while ago that were only slightly brighter than those red one, just couldn’t live with them - in the end they too were shipped to Chris and came back like NOS




Feel dead guilty now as I posted Griffs details on page one - I’m so sorry !


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 Post subject: Re: Anodisers
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:49 pm 
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Smithjss70 wrote:
Agree. When I’ve had parts anodized I either polish them with my wheel or have the shop do it. You can achieve a very high luster with a quality compound and a polishing wheel on a drill or dremel if you don’t have a stand-alone unit.


This.
It needs to be an even polish though, it’s easy to overheat on aluminium and make it cloudy.


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 Post subject: Re: Anodisers
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:48 pm 
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The place is to be visited if possible..... it’s like nothing else- one of those places you could spent an hour just looking at what they've got in


Proper old school and parts everywhere, Shit tip/ mad professors work shop - they do a lot of custom work for bikers of the hairy kind who would probably have their clan kick the shit out of them if the screwed up

Last time I went in to collect my Rock Lobster they had an absolute mint Yoshimura works replica Suzuki GSX-R from around 1989/90 that was to die for, the choppers and trikes mostly frames leave me cold but the GSX-R was something else and obviously someones big buck project bike

As for pricing give them a call as it’s proper hands on rather than poncy office staff and the work is all one off's so would be difficult to price up on a website

First time I went I only took an old fork and a tiny noodle from a Girvin Flexstem and they were very reasonable on price and also interested in what I wanted doing.



bike porn - akin to this and equally as clean




Ahh - that ^ brings back some memories, as I owned an '86 GSXR 1100 for about five years (bought it from new), and after putting over 50k kms on it I traded it up to a '91Bimota Dieci


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