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Offline Scootern29

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Re: 1973 hubs - material and gold finish ?????
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2017, 10:10:39 AM »
Happy to help you out Zane. I hadn't heard from you and didn't know if you received the package yet. Keep us updated on how it works for you. I was kinda thinking on the color of one shade lighter would be even closer.

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Re: 1973 hubs - material and gold finish ?????
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2017, 09:03:30 PM »
  Scott I tried to email you but it keeps bouncing back, maybe a problem with my server.  I will try again now and if it rebounds again I will contact you on here  via your personal messages.
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Re: 1973 hubs - material and gold finish ?????
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2017, 11:17:07 AM »
I just sent an email back to you mate.

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Re: 1973 hubs - material and gold finish ?????
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2017, 12:07:23 PM »
If you want to have a look at the colour I'm using for my new wheels Zane, head to your local supercheap & grab a aerosol can of the Dulpicolor Imperial Gold. It only comes in small cans & I used just over a can to do both hubs both inside & out, 2 cans would be enough for quite a few coats including the front brake plate
I really like the lighter colour compared to my other wheels & being a proper auto paint unlike the other wheels it shouldn't flake off like the brighter stuff has on my rear wheel
I think including the silver I did the steel part of the rear it cost me about $50NZ & a sunny afternoon. Wheels are being built up at the moment so I can't show you a better comparison than this

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Re: 1973 hubs - material and gold finish ?????
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2017, 07:48:47 PM »
Finished wheels, waiting for new excel stickers to arrive so I can finish the new wheels off

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Re: 1973 hubs - material and gold finish ?????
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2017, 02:06:36 PM »
I like that color Tony compared to the hideous bright gold that most people paint them.

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Re: 1973 hubs - material and gold finish ?????
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2017, 02:42:39 PM »
Yeap, I agree too.
Although I think your out come is impressive too
I did my wheels with an ACE Hardware (US store) metallic brass that I think looks closer to the original finish which I don't think can be duplicated. I don't care for the really bright gold hubs.



My 73 hubs are actually a dark grey from the factory?
So I am going to go gloss powder coat in dark grey.
Gloss powder coat is durable whilst being very easy to clean.
And mine is on course to look similar to this one of Tony's
"light weight, and it works great"  :)

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Re: 1973 hubs - material and gold finish ?????
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2017, 08:52:05 PM »
Dark grey is what they go after the original treatment disappears, if you look somewhere that doesn't see the sun like between the bearings or sometimes inside the brake housing you may find traces of the original colour
The 76 Falta isn't mine, just a image from vintageworksbikes.com
The colour isn't quite right Scott but much better than the bright gold that my other wheels are that has lifted away from the etch primer in places. Should be a lot harder being a touch up paint for cars
Discovered no rim lock hole in the front rim which I'll have to drill when I get back from the states then I have a complete bike to reassemble before round 6 of the series