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Ratty looking dynamo housing
« on: 07.07. 2014 20:28 »
Hi all
It looks like the original finish on the dynamo body was Nickel - mine is looking a bit dodgy now (although it works fine) and I wonder what a good refinish would be - I could, I suppose, strip it and have it redone, but frankly big Bill is hard at work on the engine.
Or am I just being cheap?
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Re: Ratty looking dynamo housing
« Reply #1 on: 07.07. 2014 20:44 »
Your just being like most of us here  *grins*. Short arms and deep pockets.
The problem is the case needs a good earth to the motor/frame so any coating that isn't conductive will upset the apple cart. Just give it a buff, put it back on and give it a light spray of silicon and respray after washing.
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Re: Ratty looking dynamo housing
« Reply #2 on: 07.07. 2014 20:56 »
Went straight out and got the Autosol on it - Belter!! looks great
And thanks for keeping me out of another irritating problem of my own making
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Re: Ratty looking dynamo housing
« Reply #3 on: 07.07. 2014 22:23 »
They were nickel plated up about 1951 and afterwards it was probably cadmium.
I get them zinc plated, not very expensive.
It's a bit difficult to remove the nickel, it is usually lifting in patches. A lot of wire wheel work and emery polishing, sometimes abrasive blasting, gets the bodies to a reasonable state for plating.

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Re: Ratty looking dynamo housing
« Reply #4 on: 08.07. 2014 10:04 »
& they come up great thanx Trev..   *wink2*
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Re: Ratty looking dynamo housing
« Reply #5 on: 08.07. 2014 22:32 »
Geez, Wozza, now everyone will want a good job done on their genys.

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Re: Ratty looking dynamo housing
« Reply #6 on: 08.07. 2014 23:21 »
You can Charge em double...   & send me 1/2....    *whistle*
They'd still be getting a bargain..
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