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iansoady

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Various people who've helped my XBR build
« on: February 01, 2023, 02:46:26 PM »
I thought I'd just list them in one place although have mentioned some in passing.

Paint: Colour matched (to my existing side panels) aerosols: Spraywell paints Bromsgrove https://www.spraywellpaintsbromsgrove.co.uk/paints-lacquers/ - also gave me helpful advice.

Upholstery: MB Trim in Redditch https://www.mbtrim.com/about Very good, old school trimmer.

Metals: Rapid Metals Redditch & Coventry https://www.rapidmetals.co.uk/ All sorts, and what is great they cut to length and have no minimum order. Don't know what their postage rates are but they're just round the corner from me.

Grit / bead blasting: Redditch shot blasting https://www.redditchshotblasting.co.uk/ They are well known and do an excellent job of blasting and powder coating.

Welding: RMG Fabrications & Engineering  http://www.rmgfabrications.com/contact-us.html Helpful and well equipped workshop and again just round the corner

Wiring etc: ALM Solutions https://www.almsolutions.co.uk/index.php A similar range to the well know Vehicle Wiring Products but again local to me.

Control cable materials: Venhill https://www.venhill.co.uk/ An excellent range of control cable materials, cables made to pattern / spec, hydraulic lines etc.

General parts: The Classic Bike Shop https://www.classicbikeshop.co.uk/ Again local to me, a bit like an old-style bike spares counter. I got things like Goldie silencer and petrol tank cap here.

Decals: The Honda wings were from ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144619676803 - cheaper than others but seem excellent quality. The side panel decals from an etsy seller Sarah (ThePhoenixEmporiumGB) using a graphics file I created using MS Powerpoint.

Epoxy resin: Alchemie https://www.alchemie.com/ They do an incredible range of petrol-proof and other resins. They do however have a minimum quantity - 500 grams - which will do me for several lifetimes - and carriage costs are quite high. They're near Warwick which is a nice run out.

Lowered footrests and flyscreen: Aliexpress https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001769995799.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.10.21ef1802Xdsfy0 Probably the same stuff you'd get from your local bike shop but much cheaper. Stuff does take a while to arrive however and you have to pay VAT on top of advertised prices.
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Re: Various people who've helped my XBR build
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2023, 07:33:28 PM »
Very useful, thanks Ian!
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Re: Various people who've helped my XBR build
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2023, 10:26:14 AM »
Useful cheers

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Re: Various people who've helped my XBR build
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2023, 04:11:29 PM »
Hi Ian,

I have a new project and am looking at powder coating. I've previously used Bournes in Birmingham and a local one to me in the Black Country.

As this is only a budget restoration I fear Redditch Shotblasting may be too high end but have you any idea how much they charge for a frame in black please? I will have other ancilliaries to be done as well. I can't see any prices on the website. Back in the day Bournes used to do a frame and swing arm for £35 IIRC! I fear prices may have gone up a bit now.

As an experiment I've hammerited the swing arm this afternoon but don't hold out much hope it will be good enough!
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Re: Various people who've helped my XBR build
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2023, 05:58:24 PM »
I've used both Bourne and Redditch over the years. Not much to choose between them in price or quality.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2023, 06:13:20 PM »
Oh right thanks-that's good to know.
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Re: Various people who've helped my XBR build
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2023, 08:59:34 AM »
There's another blasting / powder coating company right next door to Redditch shot blasting who may be a bit cheaper. They blasted & coated a garden table for around £50 IIRC.

Just found them: https://www.washfordfinishings.co.uk/
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Re: Various people who've helped my XBR build
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2023, 09:09:33 AM »
Many thanks Ian
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