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#1 2012-03-26 12:42am

astroidbeltwalker
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gt chain restore question

hello thanks. i have purchased a gt stamped chain from this site in great condidtion,
just needs a soild cleaning. this is my first attempt at a chain restoration. do not
yet have a chain break, as each individual link will need to be broken, to restore.

anyway i have noticed that the chain is stamped gt inside an out, iam hand sanding the outside
to raw, 150 grit works fine leaving some of the (original) paint in the stamped gt area.

i would like to have a mirrior shine on the inside of the chain, again the links will be
individualy seperated, any methods for this.

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#2 2012-03-26 12:55am

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Re: gt chain restore question

I typically just ride and polish.
I duct tape an old seat post sack to the back of the seat tube and hot glue gun some sos pads to the inside (chain side) of the bag.
If it's a hot day you may want a water bottle handy to spritz the sos pads.


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#3 2012-03-26 12:58am

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Re: gt chain restore question

I split my links with a chain saw and polish the insides with the tears of small children. Works a treat

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#4 2012-03-26 12:59am

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lol


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#5 2012-03-26 1:09am

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have fun with that when your done that chain will be as useless as a pegs on a race bike lol









seriously it will be ruined if you take it all apart.

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#6 2012-03-26 8:09am

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Re: gt chain restore question

Let me get this correct - you're going to split every link of a chain, sand it and then re-build it? 

Why don't you just 1) drop it in gas, brush it about with an old paintbrush and leave it to soak overnite. Remove it in the morning and hang up to dry for an hour and then soak the following nite in oil? Good to go... and a lot quicker and easier. smile


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#7 2012-03-26 8:37am

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Here we go again. lol


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#8 2012-03-26 8:52am

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Subscribed smile this should get good lol

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#9 2012-03-26 9:53am

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Re: gt chain restore question
I split my links with a chain saw and polish the insides with the tears of small children. Works a treat

Now that's funny!

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#10 2012-03-26 10:30am

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Re: gt chain restore question

anyone have a gt chain? i dont want to ruin the chain by breaking link i would ruin it? what about removing
the paint,


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#11 2012-03-26 10:36am

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Just do what BritUS said and see how that works before u go on to anything else plz smile

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#12 2012-03-26 10:40am

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i'll post again when ite done. what about the mirror shine can that be done by hand.


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#13 2012-03-26 10:42am

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Re: gt chain restore question

astroidbeltwalker wrote:

i'll post again when ite done. what about the mirror shine can that be done by hand.

No. You will have to use a buffing wheel.


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#14 2012-03-26 10:49am

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ok thanks, i need to make a decision then i want to do this by hand. i will try it this way
an post when i finished, if needed i will invest in a machine part. i doubt it though


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#15 2012-03-26 10:51am

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#16 2012-03-26 10:53am

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Re: gt chain restore question

doing the pedals two i though i might need some torque the look good, as is but i want to go a
step further. need a machine for that nothing serious


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#17 2012-03-26 10:55am

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Re: gt chain restore question

jkraig wrote:

This might be easier:        http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-SCHOOL-BMX- … 4ab5ba478d

its nice an shinny if it this one give me trouble i know where to go for another
thanks! will keep you posted.


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#18 2012-03-26 1:59pm

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Re: gt chain restore question

astroidbeltwalker wrote:

jkraig wrote:

This might be easier:        http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-SCHOOL-BMX- … 4ab5ba478d

its nice an shinny if it this one give me trouble i know where to go for another
thanks! will keep you posted.

It sounds like it's already gave you all kinds of trouble.


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#19 2012-03-26 3:03pm

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hahaha not quite the end results are well worth the added questions, had a vision wanted to know if it was
shared so far NO. i will just have to provide one


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#20 2012-03-26 6:58pm

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#21 2012-04-05 12:13pm

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Re: gt chain restore question

update got a ct-3 today progress:

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l619/bldozier1/IMG0001-1.jpg


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#22 2012-04-05 12:17pm

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Wow. Just wow. yikes


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#23 2012-04-05 12:29pm

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This is going to be the coolest chain ever. Please keep us updated.

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#24 2012-04-05 2:19pm

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Re: gt chain restore question

Does the chain cutter on the chair in your post also 'flatten' over the ends of the new pins when you rebuild the chain? I need one to do the cam chain on my KTM... where did you get it?big_smilebig_smile


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#25 2012-04-05 2:54pm

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Re: gt chain restore question

that bran is amzons park tool ct-3 it works im a novice complete frist chain iv ever decided to break
works like a charm i baught an extra pin pack too,


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