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privatepatterson

Member since Nov 2012 • Last active Feb 2017

Ian here.
Cole Coatings Workshop and Cycle PS Battersea.
Fixie hipster in training.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thank you very much.

    This is super helpful.

    Is this a field of expertise of yours?

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    Thanks.

    I expected as much.
    Any idea what that might look like?

    The tank holds 500litres.

    I want it to come on when it's got 50 litres left rather than simply coming on all the time.

    I'm probably gonna have to pay someone aren't I?

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    Engineers / electricians / technical savants.

    This is beyond my knowledge or skill level and I'm struggling to find any definitive information on it inside the Google.

    I assume this question is potentially irrelevant because the answer is dependant on how it's wired up but I'll ask anyway...

    This timer relay system is fitted to the compressor at work.
    I need to know where to set the dials in order that it comes on as infrequently as possible for as short a time as possible.

    Any steer in the direction towards an answer would be rad.

    I know it's not strictly bikes but it's the compressor linked to our air inlet for spraying stuff... so it's kinda bikes.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Armourtex were very good at media blasting once they got the hang of it. They also gathered a lot of bike specific knowledge (through trial and error) which meant you could trust that they wouldn't strip any threads or ruin any finishes. That used to run at £40 or thereabouts depending on how nicely you asked and who you were.

    Industrial places that do powder coating on tractors and fridges are good bet for a cheap blast. In the region of £15 just off the OKR but no bike specific knowledge so you have to bung all your threads yourself to avoid them being rekt.

    At Cole Coatings Workshop, all carbon is backed off by hand using abrasives at various grades. All stainless and similar is done by hand using an industry standard stripper called "starchem". If this is the route you want to take and your time is valuable, use starchem, some wellies and a jet washer.

    Our media blasting is done in West London by a private firm in batches. If you wanted to get your frame to us, we could pool it in with ours. Can take a week to ten days for return.

    If you're after super crisp stuff rather than simple paint removal, the guys at Enigma are the best. You can choose the blast medium and grain size and stuff.

    Cheapest way is to strip it by hand though. Then obviously if it's steel, it will need to be keyed and primed quickly.

    Feel free to DM me if you have any questions.

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    What's the name of the forum member who works with the Met's specialist bike theft squad?

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    Trevor at Autumn Frameworks does a lot of those @Crop

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    The flake is mixed into a clear base and then applied with an HVLP gun with a large nozzle kit. 1.2 - 1.4.

    Afterwards it does need at least one really good clearcoat. Two would be better to hide the the texture of the glitter from the touch.

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    @Skülly, we got you.

  • in General
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    Yer... 'twas I... this is the second such spot of me in a pair of dungarees... I assure you I have other items of clothing but dungarees have been very practical with the goings on at the new Cole Coatings Workshop! And yeah... Mrs Patterson and I had a very 'rewarding' anniversary!

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    That was me... you were on the Surly?

    Do you live in Ends?
    I was kinda on my commute home... and for the record, those are practical dungarees, not hipster dungarees!

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