I've used this kit for a while. Does a very good job but you need to keep on top of the chemicals and add brightener now and again. I have access to a sand blaster so that helps with the preparation for some things.
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- Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:54 am
- Forum: Electrical
- Topic: Getting the horn (or not!!)
- Replies: 4
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Sounds like there's resistance in the fuse (or its contacts) that drives the horn. It should be the one with purple wire one side and brown the other. I'd give its contacts a good clean and if that doesn't help then replace the fuse - the fuse wire in glass fuses can fatigue over time. The horn take...
When you get it out I went to the effort (possibly excessive!) of making a new shaft which is centre bored then cross drilled so I can grease everything in one go. Just to go completely over the top I fitted and reamed new bushes in the chassis leg and made a brass spacer to replace the original. Sh...
- Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:31 am
- Forum: Other
- Topic: Toughest paint for suspension parts?
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If you can afford it, sandblasting and then powder coating does a great job. Bits I had done 20 years ago still look great. Hammerite / smoothrite needs at least 2 coats and good preparation, ideally sandblasting which gives a good surface to key too. One other trick I've learnt is to bake the paint...
- Tue May 31, 2016 9:47 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: grit bead blaster - any good ?????
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If you do make your own cabinet good light is very important and also a good replaceable viewing screen. I find low light outside the cabinet and 2 light sources either side inside the cabinet work well. Also earth any metal parts of the cabinet including the blasting gun. I know somebody quite shor...
- Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:53 am
- Forum: Mechanical
- Topic: Clutch Pedal Shaft stiff when re-fitted
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Hi DM, Last year I knocked up a fully geaseable pedal shaft and also fitted new bushes in the chassis leg. The bushes do tighten slightly when they are fitted and should ideally be reamed with a reamer rather than a file. I forget the size now but to buy a reamer would have been quite expensive. Luc...
Hellerman Oil can be used for assembly of rubber/poly/silicone components. It acts as a lubricant but then dries to a powder over time so doesn't attract dirt and dust as grease etc would. Washing up liquid is the other option which also dries but contains salt. Depends how much of a perfectionist y...