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Online Zevk

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Rim decals
on: 27 July, 2021, 07:56:42 AM
This is what lockdown does…..

I decided to remove all the duplicolor “plasti dip” graphite paint I sprayed on the rims 2 years ago. (Turps or kerosene works best)

This did not harm the original paint at all.

The “plasti dip” has held up quite well, but was getting a bit dirty and stone chipped…

Back to oem factory black gloss, with the addition, of very subtle aftermarket, quality tiger logo stickers from the UK ($10 for 12 vinyl stickers) www.neo-graphix.co.Uk

They are very small and not cheap looking and have the benefit of identifying what I’m riding, if (when) I develop… short term memory loss…

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Re: Rim decals
Reply #1 on: 27 July, 2021, 06:54:25 PM
Those look sweet!
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Re: Rim decals
Reply #2 on: 27 July, 2021, 06:57:35 PM
Really nice Zevk  :152:
How do you keep your chain so clean though  :020:
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Re: Rim decals
Reply #3 on: 27 July, 2021, 08:13:16 PM
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
Really nice Zevk  :152:
How do you keep your chain so clean though  :020:
Not only the chain  :005:
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Re: Rim decals
Reply #4 on: 28 July, 2021, 01:27:58 AM
Haha thanks!

Off topic re chain cleaning but if u want to know…

Chain brush dipped in kerosene, scrubbed all sides of chain and sprockets while rotating the rear wheel

Dry with clean rag

Repeat

Then use air compressor to dry
And spray light coating of chain wax

Every 500 km
Takes 5 min to do

For the rest of the bike

I use diluted spray bottle of “simple green” on everything else

and then…

“mother’s spray wax”

and

“Yuck off”spray for plastics
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Re: Rim decals
Reply #5 on: 28 July, 2021, 10:45:40 AM
Smart!  :028:  The graphics co even got the union jack the right way round (when so many get it wrong).

 



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