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Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

Thanks Ian, I always like looking at bikes that you and Ron post on here, it gives me something to aim for! Do you do anything the stop the alloy components oxidising after you've cleaned them? The alloy still looks nice and bright on your carb and cases.

Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

Tom what year/contract is your G3? my 1940 panel tank had all painted cases. Fortunately I have the parts list for my contract, which lists all the finishes. Ron

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Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

After blasting and washing/cleaning the parts thoroughly to remove any blasting media I just apply some WD40 and wipe off with a clean rag/paper towel....Ian

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Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

Easy way to "dull" stainless is to use a domestic chemical stainless steel saucepan cleaner .
The trick is to do one and time it so that you get the finish you find appealing
The longer the solutions are on the duller and darker the parts get

Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

I haven't had a chance to compare with vapour blasting, but have used brick cleaner (hydrochloric acid) with good results. As WM20 says, parts get darker with longer exposure.

Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

Hi Ron, my G3WO is frame number is 13596, which I think is 1940. I don't have the Orchard/Madden book to hand to check what contract it is. I've seen an ex-works photo of a non-panel tank and all the alloy is bare unpainted.

Sorry, don't mean to hijack the thread.

Regards,

Tom

Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

Hi Tom 13596 is the 597th bike from 3000 under contract C8078 supplied in 1941. 256 of them had panel in tank (I guess the first 256?)

Apart from the parts list for my earlier contract, I have these factory pictures of a later non panel bike, which shows the gearbox is painted but not the engine. It also shows a different silencer. But I've no idea of the contract that this bike comes from. Ron

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Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

An add on to a wavering thread...
Does anyone know the original finish of early front brake rods? Were all parts plated or some painted? I'm sorting out a list for plating, while the UK still has an economy.🙄

Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

most of the pictures I've looked at, they look painted, which is how I've done mine. Ron

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Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

Hi Craig
I have the colours & finish for the rods & by part
It was a mix of plate & paint
I can check tomorrow- the book is not here with me in the house
Br
John

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Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

Here's another picture (I'm sure there are clearer ones) The only plated parts look like the sliding part at the top. Divert your eyes to the right of the bare metal speedo drive in the brake plate. Ron

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Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

Another good picture from John O'Brien, Ron

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Re: Dull chrome (revisited)

Even better! Cheers John!

Ron
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