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refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

#1 2011-09-16 8:35pm

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refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

Before:

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http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w182/EWG35/before2.jpg

During:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w182/EWG35/during1.jpg

After:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w182/EWG35/P1110252.jpg

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#2 2011-09-16 8:36pm

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

Please explain your technique smile

What grit sandpaper was used?  Start out with something coarse and go finer?  Is it polished or clear coated?  Just curious.  It looks great!

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#3 2011-09-16 8:38pm

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w182/EWG35/P1110256.jpg

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#4 2011-09-16 8:47pm

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

erichevy wrote:

Please explain your technique please smile

I'm curious if others would be interested in this as a service. I'm not sure I want to take on a bunch of resto's but was curious of everyone's thoughts.

Basically a lot of hand work, cleaning, sanding, reshaping, plastic polishing, glass beading and a final dye. I gave it a quick shot of plastic polish and in my hands it "almost" looks NOS. Obviously I need to put a set of decals on it. I think painting on the logo would be better, masked off with a decal then painted.

I have a red NOS knockoff "KMX" seat that looks almost identical once refinished.

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#5 2011-09-16 9:43pm

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

that's awesome.


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#6 2011-09-17 8:45am

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

thanks man!

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#7 2011-09-29 3:52am

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

I have an old Elina seat. In the area where your scratches are it is (was) glossy whereas the Kashi has got graining/texture.

Is there any way to sand out the scratches and then polish the plastic so it is glossy again?


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#8 2011-09-29 8:15am

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

Nice work there matey;)

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#9 2011-09-29 10:06am

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

abozny wrote:

I have an old Elina seat. In the area where your scratches are it is (was) glossy whereas the Kashi has got graining/texture.

Is there any way to sand out the scratches and then polish the plastic so it is glossy again?

Probably so, I'd need to sand the scratch out completely, then polish. The material you are removing will slightly change the shape so it needs to be blended.

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#10 2011-09-29 10:09am

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jamyc wrote:

Nice work there matey;)

Thanks man! I had fun doign it. I enjoy refurbishing these old part and making them look new again. I've done frames, hubs, rims, brakes/levels, seats, sprockets, spiders, stems, seatpost clamps and seat posts - that's a lot of S parts.

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#11 2011-09-29 10:10am

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Wow. Nice job!
The bead blast seems essential to get that texture back. Very cool.


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#12 2011-09-29 10:26am

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

that's awesome! I wonder if there's a way to remove scuffs out of a seat with a leather-like texture.


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#13 2011-09-29 4:32pm

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79mongoose wrote:

that's awesome! I wonder if there's a way to remove scuffs out of a seat with a leather-like texture.

post a pic.

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#14 2011-10-30 5:06am

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

abozny wrote:

I have an old Elina seat. In the area where your scratches are it is (was) glossy whereas the Kashi has got graining/texture.

Is there any way to sand out the scratches and then polish the plastic so it is glossy again?

I did my Elina sometime ago

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z30/knobcheese1/DSC00013-2.jpg

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z30/knobcheese1/SEAT.jpg


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#15 2011-10-30 5:15am

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

cool


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#16 2011-10-30 9:34am

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Nice!!!smile

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#17 2011-10-30 10:27am

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Nice seat resto matey;)

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#18 2011-11-24 5:23pm

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

How you sand it out and then get it glossy?

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#19 2011-12-01 7:26pm

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

Racer wrote:

How you sand it out and then get it glossy?

Yes... How do you polish the plastic after sanding?


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#20 2011-12-03 3:35pm

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

Plastic polish, hand rubbing and buffer wheels. I had a business years ago where I worked with plastics and have a lot of materials from that time period.

I have a bead blast cabinet and a vibrator tumbler coming in the mail. I have a lot of ideas to start on in the next few weeks. Would anyone be interested in having me do resto on your beat up seat? If so PM me and I can post a for sale listing.

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#21 2011-12-03 3:51pm

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#22 2011-12-03 6:52pm

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VERY nice restoration!


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#23 2011-12-11 3:03pm

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

Here is the latest attempt. I plan to blast after it warms up a bit. I have a new technique for this one and may not need to dye it at all. This seat was scratch from one end to the other. No cracks, but really thrashed.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w182/EWG35/BlueKashimaxTop5of6.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w182/EWG35/BlueKashimaxrightside5of6.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w182/EWG35/BlueKashimaxleftside4of6.jpg

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#24 2011-12-11 3:38pm

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

nice. cool

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#25 2011-12-31 12:10am

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Re: refurbished 80 Kashimax MX 36h

The latest:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w182/EWG35/TopofBlueKashimax6of6.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w182/EWG35/BlueKashimaxrightside6of6.jpg

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