In Progress ToM Full Resto

Eddie Twadds

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Take one ToM , add a dose of apathy, work and other stuff that generally gets in the way and suddenly it's been sat in your garage for more than a year (or 5) :tut:

So, after stockpiling bits and bobs, decided to get really into it (after a failed start last year). Amazing what you can do in a weekend...

Tune in about once every six weeks to see more glacial progress.
 

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Eddie Twadds

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More snail's pace progress. Cab ready for decals, rebraiding and warning sign screening. Lots of other stuff cleaned and bagged up ready to go. Important lesson, don't do this in an unheated garage in December.
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Eddie Twadds

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Shiny shiny. External metal parts gold powder coated. Base coat, gold powder and a lacquer coat. Finish is exceptional although my duff pictures don't really show off the flake and the colour. Work done by LSN Coatings in Castleford (also known as Cas Vegas if you're from these parts, which is next to Ponte Carlo...:D)

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Nice - that looks like a real quality job.

Would be interested to know if you can find out (and can be bothered - I won't be offended if you don't) how they powder coated those bits, as in what process they used... e.g. did they blast the parts to key them or chemically treat them? I had the same bits done for my TAF and the place that did it pretty much trashed all of them except the legs and hinges. :(
 
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Eddie Twadds

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I actually mentioned your warped metal bits and the guy advised that neither the coating process nor the heat should cause the warping. The process used for the mild steel was shot blast, Base coat, top coat and lacquer with oven to cure. For the side rails he said these were stainless so he used a cold cure process with similar layers as above. HTH
 
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bethamari

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Shiny shiny. External metal parts gold powder coated. Base coat, gold powder and a lacquer coat. Finish is exceptional although my duff pictures don't really show off the flake and the colour. Work done by LSN Coatings in Castleford (also known as Cas Vegas if you're from these parts, which is next to Ponte Carlo...:D)
And Feverly Hills! That powder coating job looks great, how much is it normally/does it take them long to do?
 
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Don't forget Doncatraz o_O. Took them a couple of days to turn around. Bit more expensive than my usual place at £150 but they were helpful, patient, had the colour I wanted and also open Saturdays which is dead handy. I reckon with shopping around you could get closer to £120.
 
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