Author Topic: Cleaning and protecting cast alloy.  (Read 885 times)

Online trevinoz

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Re: Cleaning and protecting cast alloy.
« Reply #15 on: 30.09. 2015 22:27 »
I meant to say that the whole of the hub was painted, hubs and brake plate etc.

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Re: Cleaning and protecting cast alloy.
« Reply #16 on: 30.09. 2015 22:39 »
Yep, I got that. It starts to get into the question of trying to make a perfect replica (where I probably won't get to in any case), or getting a really stunning look, like Wozza's.

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Re: Cleaning and protecting cast alloy.
« Reply #17 on: 30.09. 2015 23:55 »
Awwwwwww... shucks...   *red*
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Re: Cleaning and protecting cast alloy.
« Reply #18 on: 01.10. 2015 21:17 »
Thanks chaps,
I've mirror finished both sides and the centre ribs are real shiny and it seems a shame to paint it. I'm thinking about using Poorboys. I'm not restoring it to stock, and it will only be a sunny Sunday ride.

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Re: Cleaning and protecting cast alloy.
« Reply #19 on: 02.10. 2015 07:05 »
By the way I used the information that you guys posted to sand from 60 grit up to 1000 before using white soap on a stitched mop for a mirror finish.
Thanks guys !