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Offline doggone1

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2019, 08:15:25 PM »
Frame and swingarm finished

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #46 on: August 27, 2019, 08:18:08 PM »
Mission Control wanted a couple of chairs blasting so it would be rude not to put in a few extras
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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2019, 08:25:45 PM »
Few more bits plated tried making up some nickel plate solution slightly different method to zinc and seemed to need more current but it came out quite nice i didnt prepare before plating only glass bead blasted then in acid pickle and into  nickel tank much harder than zinc

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2019, 12:46:46 PM »
One quick quest:
Did or do you intend to clear coat the frame ?
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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2019, 08:09:04 PM »
No im just going to leave it as is

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2019, 08:27:52 PM »
Managed to prime and spray a few more bits over the bank holiday any ideas on the colour for the rear number plate and light bracket I seem to recall Ford Moondust Silver would this be a close enough match

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2019, 08:20:56 AM »
Nice work.

Nickel tank are one of my favourite bands.


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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2019, 09:24:59 PM »
managed to get my brake rod plated had to adapt a bit of old guttering to fit it in but my zinc anodes got a bit thin and snapped in half
so i decided to make a mold and re smelt them first attempt was aluminium but this started to melt next attempt was a bit of steel but this was another failure the molten zinc just stuck to it and wouldn't release the anode final attempt was a stainless mold which worked very well a released quite easily so good to go with anodes again next time im in cowes ill pop in and pick up some knackered boat anodes and use these to make my anodes in future.
I found that I was plating with three anode around the bucket but was not as shiny as I would like even after carding so i tried with two and the results were better and with one anode better still I also turned turned the current up a bit on the brake rod after the first carding but this had the effect of giving it an rough orange peel effect so I had to replate it at a lower current and it came out quite well .

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #53 on: September 04, 2019, 08:12:24 PM »
Got a bit sidetracked  a welder and plasma cutter came up for sale locally Ive always wanted to have a go at tig welding so thought id give them a go at £70 for the pair the tig fan wasnt working but this was a fairly easy fix and it arcs fine now just need to get some pure argon to test it properly as for the plasma this had a faulty capacitor but works fine now they are old but good quality machines so should see me out the plasma will cut 30mm steel but says it uses 22kw at max bit scary on the next leccy bill

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #54 on: September 04, 2019, 09:33:02 PM »
If its at your house be more worried about burning out your wiring.

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #55 on: September 04, 2019, 09:38:52 PM »
Luckily Ive got three phase here there both three phase machines

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #56 on: September 04, 2019, 10:05:42 PM »
You have certainly got some decent kit there

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #57 on: September 04, 2019, 10:58:43 PM »
Well pleased with them plasma seems easy to use just need a template or straight edge as guide not so sure about the tig think its going to be a learning curve

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #58 on: September 06, 2019, 07:21:44 PM »
Little bit of progress this evening managed to fit the center stand and polish the bearing race for the forks before I upend it.
Reamed the paint out of the frame ready for swing arm that epoxy primer takes some shifting then fitted the swing arm temporarily and finished spraying the footrest brackets so I can fit the swing arm permanently when there dry.

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Re: Another Silver Dust
« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2019, 06:21:05 PM »
Managed to get my engine mounting bolts plated over the weekend so now I need to strip the engine and rebuild the crank and see if it needs boring or just new rings suspect it will need boring as compression is low unless the rings are just glued to the pistons.