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Author Topic: well I really wanted a Monster... I almost got one!  (Read 7033 times)
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« Reply #60 on: December 23, 2018, 10:54:39 PM »

Nice work. Interested to hear how the tps tuning goes.
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« Reply #61 on: January 01, 2019, 12:47:32 PM »

A little bit more progress...  the original mudguard protected the chrome stanchion from stone chips...  hence the new alloy protectors.  I have also made up some alloy frame plugs in place of the black rubber ones.



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« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2019, 03:35:46 PM »

Did you fabricate that mudguard, as well?
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« Reply #63 on: January 04, 2019, 10:19:39 AM »

Did you fabricate that mudguard, as well?

No, I bought it off a guy on Ebay.  I dont have an English wheel at the moment (watch this space!) and thats the only way to do a compound curve.

Now the bit I am not too keen on…  painting the tanks and seat.  not because I don’t like that actual work, its the mess it makes in the garage.  There are two tanks as I initially bought a Carbed Monster tank, but it simply didn’t fit, which is a pity as I prefer the shape.  Thought I would paint it at the same time and sell it on.  Its almost new, the guy I bought it off said when his monster was new it fell over and dented the tank, so he bough a new one. this has been in his loft  for almost 20 years!  The monster tank will be red…  I already have some paint…  As for the tank and seat…  we will see!

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« Reply #64 on: January 04, 2019, 10:48:58 AM »

Yeah, I realize you'd need a wheel.

I don't much like painting, anymore, either.
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« Reply #65 on: January 07, 2019, 05:01:46 AM »

Thanks!

I decided that as I had not used this particular paint system before I would do the Monster tank first as I wont be using that...  Have to say the paint is really good and goes on really nice!  anyone want a Monster tank, its up for sale soon!

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« Reply #66 on: January 11, 2019, 07:06:03 AM »

finally decided on the colour after much deliberation....  Orange.  The tank and seat divide opinion, some like it, some hate it...  may as well do the same with the colour!  have to say this paint is really good... but so is my new spray gun...

When I was 20 my dad bought me a second hand Binks Bullows 230, which I have used for over 40 years.  I must have bought 5 different guns over the years to replace it, but always came back to it.  then last year my mate loaned me a gun to try.  Fantastic!  I was shocked to learn he paid £18 for it new, complete with three different nozzles!! So I bought one, its brilliant!





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« Reply #67 on: January 11, 2019, 10:32:40 AM »

"Made, not bought" ?
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« Reply #68 on: January 11, 2019, 10:49:37 AM »

"Made, not bought" ?
Google says...Built not Purchased.

Same thing. Wink
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« Reply #69 on: January 12, 2019, 03:44:27 AM »

here are a few pictures now its back together...  some finishing off to do but getting there







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« Reply #70 on: January 12, 2019, 04:35:15 AM »

Gorgeous  waytogo
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« Reply #71 on: January 12, 2019, 08:32:05 AM »

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It's a wicked looking thing. Cheesy
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« Reply #72 on: January 14, 2019, 06:20:11 AM »

Awesome!
Tell us about the paint and new gun.
Great post.
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« Reply #73 on: January 15, 2019, 03:40:20 AM »

Awesome!
Tell us about the paint and new gun.
Great post.

the paint is 2K clear over base.  the process is:-

etch prime any bare metal (rattle can from Upol)

single coat of 2k primer with just a splash of thinners  -  this stuff is fantastic

flat it off with 1000 wet and dry, used wet.  if you break through spot prime and flat again

light coat, then full coat of base coat.  when its tacky ( the shine will have gone) a dust coat of 2k lacquer, followed by a full coat.  allow to fully dry over night

flat this off fuly with 1000 wet and dry, used wet.  dry it off and check for shiny bits you have missed.

Dry it off and use panel wipe (cheap and its good, many uses around the workshop)  apply any decals and give those a wipe with panel wipe as well once they are on. (quite important to do.... they seem to have some sort of tack on them)

then a dust coat all over, DON'T aim for a shine... particularly around the decals...  this is an important step because if you are going to get runs it will be off the edge of the decals, and here its difficult to flat any runs off them.  let it tack off... (test on a masked off area)

then a full coat...  tack off and another full coat.  A tip I picked up years ago is to use the gun in one hand and a torch (i used to use a lead light!) in the other.  by angling the beam you can see where you dont have full coverage.

of course with 2K you need an air fed mask...  but my mate paints his tanks outside in the summer and just uses a quality mask, tight on his face.  he gets brilliant results, and if he gets some dust, he flats it out with 2000 W/D and polishes it!  the results he gets are amazing!

the gun is brilliant...  for tanks I use the 1.4 nozzel...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HVLP-Spray-Gun-Kit-Gravity-Feed-Vehicle-Car-Paint-600CC-1-4MM-1-7MM-2-0MM-Nozzle/223141889712?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Da67345ee3f654426a2bf27d8efcb26fa%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D12%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D251250817712%26itm%3D223141889712&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A8410ca8f-18b9-11e9-84da-74dbd18017e0%7Cparentrq%3A514a8f861680a9c560e27cfafff035db%7Ciid%3A1



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« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2019, 08:53:47 AM »

I have been unhappy with the silencer...  and decided to make one in Stainless Steel, out of one I bought off Ebay, this time re-packable, and also with a removable baffle for MOT time.  Even without the baffle, its acceptable (with my ears!!) with just the resonator now its packed properly.



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