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#51 Ando

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:35 PM

It’s more so the vinyl shrinks. Say leave a piece of pvc tape out in the sun and watch it shrivel up.



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I'm not concerned..my painter has been doing this process for some years now without any comebacks. Cheers



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:43 PM

I can't say I've ever taken much notice but I assume the factory decals were simply applied OVER the finished paint?



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:52 PM

I can't say I've ever taken much notice but I assume the factory decals were simply applied OVER the finished paint?

 

Yes your correct Andrew.  



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 07:01 PM

I have 3 original sports steering wheels & they're either bent or broken so I decided to have a crack at repairing the inherent problem..

 

Removing the grip reveals a typical break at 9 & 3 o'clock spoke ring. Attached File  IMG_3073.jpg   65.47K   8 downloads  Attached File  IMG_3082.jpg   63.2K   5 downloads

 

Welded the 3 spokes, sandblasted & bend the ring back to flat & round. Attached File  IMG_3769.jpg   46.96K   4 downloads 

 

I made sure there's plenty of weld this time. Attached File  IMG_3774.jpg   43.53K   5 downloads

 

Painted & ready to glue the grip back on. Attached File  IMG_3772.jpg   52.37K   6 downloads

 

In the clamp jig & allow the adhesive to set. Attached File  IMG_3779.jpg   52.17K   5 downloads

 

Cleaned up & reassembled. I'm happy it worked out & how good does it looks now! Attached File  IMG_3781.jpg   67.97K   6 downloads Attached File  IMG_3783.jpg   63.9K   5 downloads

 

 

Onto the steering column next.. 


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 07:14 PM

You should be buying old SLR wheels and recoing them to sell.  You would clean up...Well done. 



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 07:26 PM

how did you seperate the grip to get it off?



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:11 PM

Good thinking. Came up a treat


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:21 PM

Great Job!

Curious to know what adhesive did you used?



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:31 AM

Looks terrific

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:50 PM

how did you seperate the grip to get it off?

 

 

Just used a retractable box cutter knife.



Great Job!

Curious to know what adhesive did you used?

 

 

Black Sikaflex adhiesive. 






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