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JoKer

Wheel DIY 'restoration' Tridens

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Ok I'm sure its been covered at least once on here (did a quick search for a few terms)

and thought I'd write this down so I don't forget

 

not much access to a Lathe round here so a visit to my wheel guy (try & find a set of 4x caps) says start with Scotch brite

get them clean 1st, weights off etc

then 600 wet & dry then polish with autosol

thats it

not a lick of paint on these & they are all pretty dull but in great nick (being shed stored since '98)

any thoughts / feedback or 'better' ideas?

this would be the ideal result /process :

 

On 04/10/2019 at 15:32, a.craw4d said:

CNC wheel machine, has a stylus that reads the surface contours then takes a cut to clean it up.

With a splash of paint first, old tridens, hotwires etc come up like new.

 

Waiting on these to be done next.

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On 23/10/2019 at 12:59, a.craw4d said:

Before and after.

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and yep I have heard of and used Rimrite in Palmy before

tryna save buck here :P

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Probably worth trying that first, otherwise you may just end up with a bunch of scratches to try and polish out  

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Run over them with some 800 w&d with soapy water, then a cloth buff on a drill with autosol. My wards were scruffy as fuck, so roloced them to get rid of the stains then wet & dryed them before a good rogering with autosol, came out really shiny and after a year or so have only just started to dull off. You should have arksed me when you were in this arvo.

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I made this doofer to clean up the frame of my CBR.

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You could make the same with a bolt or large screw, piece of wood and a cheap pack of scotchbrite. I used autosol on the scotchbrite and chucked it in the electric drill for max rpm's.  Came up really well, not super polished but a real clean brushed look.  Will see if I've got a finished pic.

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Terrible picture but I cleaned up the frame that runs along under the fuel tank and down to the foot peg.

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It was covered in white dust and matte black over spray. Didn't take much time or effort either.

PS. You have a hillman lathe. Jack up one side (unless welded diff), put it in gear and go for gold.

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Why not get them vapour blasted to clean them up and then polish with autosol.. Vapour blasting will close the surface up so they're less prone to corrosion. 

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14 hours ago, bathcollector said:

arksed

hah you've done your bit wit the new center caps catalog!

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On 26/10/2019 at 09:12, JoKer said:

hah you've done your bit wit the new center caps catalog!

Oh stink, got our Griffiths order today and they don’t do the caps anymore. Back to the Swapmeets.

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