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#51 2010-05-14 6:25pm

donvader88
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Awesome work! These all look great. I had a question about these pink ones I have. I'm getting some stencils to re-do the ACS and the Z, but I'm wondering about the etched-in Woody Itson part. Would the blasting totally take that away, or just clean it up some. I'd like to send these to you, just wanted to ask about that. If anything maybe tape over his name and I'll clean that part by hand? Let me know what you think, here or in a PM, whichever. I got these off of my friends old bike and they're the very last part of the restore.

Don

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4413408342_f60c672968_o.jpg


I really like bikes!!!
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#52 2010-05-14 7:09pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

^^^^ Those NOS tires are sweet.   lol lol


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#53 2010-05-14 7:25pm

donvader88
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Lol! lol

New in 85, not anymore. lol

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2797/4088104727_631d928ce5_o.jpg

Got a pink 85 GT seat on the way to me, and some pretty nice skinwall GT tires that I need to brighten up a bit. The last part is to get these rims fixed up and get them back on the bike.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4519898470_f2e91dc58c_o.jpg


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#54 2010-05-14 7:37pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

spacemn2 wrote:

Dropped by a friends house who has a blast cabinet and spent 10 mins on a yellow Tuff.  Not sure what media size he has, its glass not sand.  What pressure are you running by chance?  Came out pretty good for a test, need to get more parts together and go back for a few hours.

Thanks

Bought some blue Z's 2 weeks ago, they just showed up.  Any hints on the the air pressure setting etc.?

Thanks


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I check the WTB section almost everyday, please try and do the same.
You may hook someone up and make some money to buy more parts.
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#55 2010-05-14 10:03pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

donvader88 wrote:

Awesome work! These all look great. I had a question about these pink ones I have. I'm getting some stencils to re-do the ACS and the Z, but I'm wondering about the etched-in Woody Itson part. Would the blasting totally take that away, or just clean it up some. I'd like to send these to you, just wanted to ask about that. If anything maybe tape over his name and I'll clean that part by hand? Let me know what you think, here or in a PM, whichever. I got these off of my friends old bike and they're the very last part of the restore.

Don

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/441 … 2968_o.jpg

Hi Don! I can hand sand that area carefully with 400 grit. Then I'll tape it off and blast the rest.  Cost is $30 for the set plus return shipping. Those rims are cool and I look forward to restoring them, Gary

Last edited by butlerglc (2015-01-22 9:52pm)


No more media blasting at this time.
I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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#56 2010-05-14 10:41pm

donvader88
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Cool! Thanks man! They're still laced up but I'll tear them down over the weekend and get your address from you through a pm or something. I can ship them out sometime this week.

Awesome!!!! big_smile


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#57 2010-05-15 7:11am

nealsky
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

butlerglc wrote:

donvader88 wrote:

Awesome work! These all look great. I had a question about these pink ones I have. I'm getting some stencils to re-do the ACS and the Z, but I'm wondering about the etched-in Woody Itson part. Would the blasting totally take that away, or just clean it up some. I'd like to send these to you, just wanted to ask about that. If anything maybe tape over his name and I'll clean that part by hand? Let me know what you think, here or in a PM, whichever. I got these off of my friends old bike and they're the very last part of the restore.

Don

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/441 … 2968_o.jpg

Hi Don! I can hand sand that area carefully with 400 grit. Then I'll tape it off and blast the rest.  Cost is $20 for the set plus return shipping. Those rims are cool and I look forward to restoring them, Gary

I can't believe you can do all this for that price!! This is really cheap guys. Awesome deal!


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#58 2010-05-15 7:13am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Post some pics of the pink Z's if you do them. i have a similar set and I'd like to see how these logos turn out.


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#59 2010-05-15 9:25pm

butlerglc
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Thanks Don let me know if you are sending them up. And i will post pictures of the before and after, ( thats the fun part!)


No more media blasting at this time.
I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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#60 2010-06-11 10:02pm

butlerglc
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Ok Tomorrow I'm blasting some red z rims and some red tuffs. stay tuned!!!!!


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I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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#61 2010-06-12 8:32pm

butlerglc
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

OK I did these today. One set of z rims for member Jettin25

Before
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0108.jpg
After
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0119-1.jpg

then a set of red tuff wheel I's for member stereo
before
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0107.jpg
after
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0117-1.jpg
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0115.jpg
then this showed up when I was finishing up so I will work on it tomorrow. its dated 1979
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0110.jpg


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I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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#62 2010-06-13 1:04pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

marking

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#63 2010-06-13 1:51pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

your the man gary. Garys prices and his work are reasons why I make sure to ask gary what he needs for builds and send him as much extra gear to help him out. Those Zs look as good as new. I cant wait to get them back. the 2 sets of tuffs will be there this week. they said wednesday most likely. yeah I like garys work so much that by the time he gets one set done for me he has another set waiting big_smile

2 more sets of tuffs shipped to gary for his excellent work. A red set and a black set. guys if you have any Zs ,tuffs or mags that need done please get ahold of Gary . take him your business he is a stand up guy and keeps in touch thru the whole process. I know who gets all my media blasting work. obviously by all the pictures before and afters and by the posts you should to. its your own fault if you dont contact BUTLERGLC to get this done for you.


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#64 2010-06-13 7:57pm

butlerglc
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

I'M STOKED!!
I finally have a set of asc stoker z mags . Got the rear one yesterday in the mail ( off ebay). Blasted it today and all i have to do is repack the bearing for the hub. those parts are soaking in solvent right now.

http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0134.jpg

Last edited by butlerglc (2010-06-13 7:57pm)


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#65 2010-06-13 8:23pm

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

I realize these are plastic(fiberglass?) rims but would motomags clean up good as well ???


It don't mean a thing if you aint got no Sting !!

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#66 2010-06-13 9:01pm

butlerglc
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

I have seen motomags that were media blasted. they are bright shiny but with a rough texture. I media blasted some 20 years ago . they were beat up black anodized.so I had to blast them and paint them. . they came out sweet.


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#67 2010-06-14 8:17am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Have you ever done OGK star mags? I have a set that looked to be radberry at some point then faded to a lavender. I noticed the finish is smooth and somewhat shiny. Does the media blasting do away with that finish completely?

So I'm thinking of having them blasted and see what gives.

I need to lightly sand the brake area and see if any color pops back up first before deciding on refinishing them.


I get this question often so here it is to save everyone time. I do not have any Mongoose DMC decals left. I was lucky enough to find a small bunch of NOS decal sets in an old bike shop that no longer exists and I have since sold them all. Sorry. I wish you all the best of luck with your DMC builds.

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#68 2010-06-14 5:58pm

butlerglc
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

They will not be smooth anymore. I wouldn't recommend it. tuff wheels are already slighty textured so media blasting doesn't affect those or z rims. You might look into dyeing them. there is a thread on here about dyeing seats and mags.


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I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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#69 2010-06-15 11:03am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

nice work...marking for later...have a set of yellow mags i need done


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#70 2010-06-26 8:33pm

butlerglc
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

Hello again!! Heres some more tuff wheel blasting i did today.
1 set of black 1977 tuff wheel I's from member Jettin25,
Before
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0145.jpg
After
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0150.jpg
Then a set of tuff wheel II's also from Jettin25
Before with some brake rub
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0147-1.jpg
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0148.jpg
after
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0152.jpg

then another set of 1977 black tuffs that belong to me.
Before
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0146-1.jpg
After
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/butlerglc/104_0151.jpg

Last edited by butlerglc (2010-06-26 8:35pm)


No more media blasting at this time.
I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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#71 2010-06-27 9:28am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

how fine of media???

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#72 2010-06-27 10:56am

butlerglc
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

I use #70 white silica sand


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I am always glad to give advice any time!!!

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#73 2010-06-28 1:42am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

cool

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#74 2010-07-01 7:42am

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Re: z rims restored!!!!

very nice! what tools do you need for Media blasting?

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#75 2010-07-01 8:02am

butlerglc
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Re: z rims restored!!!!

I use a small portable sand blaster , 50 gallon compressor, a wheel barrel , and a full face respirator.And # 70 silica  sand. I use the wheel barrel to catch the sand so it can be reused.

UPDATE!!! I now use a bead blast box with the same compressor. Much neater with great results!!

Last edited by butlerglc (2011-02-22 9:00pm)


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