Paul's polishin' blog

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:27 am

I have the 5th one waiting for you....
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Post by Paul296 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:22 pm

I wouldn't mind having a proper look at it Tim so that I can get the refurb ones right. Is it for sale? (Although were I'd find three more is as new condition is anybodies guess!)

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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:03 pm

Paul296 wrote:I wouldn't mind having a proper look at it Tim so that I can get the refurb ones right. Is it for sale? (Although were I'd find three more is as new condition is anybodies guess!)
Erm, yes paul we had already agreed a price..... :lol:

Its new with a brand new budget tyre.
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Post by Paul296 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:24 am

Made a start on painting the wheels this evening. It looks a bit naked without the lacquer but tidy enough. It'll be along time before I refurbish another set of alloys - at least ones that were that bolloxed in the first place! :shock:

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I received a bunch of brochures today that I picked up off German ebay for a couple of quid. The one with ^ those wheels I (erroneously) thought was the 'BX Prospekt' - turns out 'prospekt is the German word for 'brochure' :oops: The other is the BX 'Top' - which I assume is the German word for. . . er. . . 'top'?

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I might compile a list of every BX 'limited edition' that there ever was in the world ever. Alternatively, I might just get a life. :D


In other news (as Mat F would say), I came up with some T-shirt designs recently (I think someone mentioned it on another thread somewhere and I thought it was a jolly good idea). Anyway, I've posted them up to see if any one would be interested in buying one before I start the ball rolling getting some priced/printed up;

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I assume the French is right - not being much of a polyglot n' all? Tim said he'd be interested - so that's two! :D

(Oh and I nicked Phil's BXC banner - hope you don't mind Phil?)

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by saintjamesy89 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:30 am

Paul296 wrote:I might compile a list of every BX 'limited edition' that there ever was in the world ever. Alternatively, I might just get a life. :D
Seen this Paul? Scroll down for BX specials heaven! I really like some of the german 14 specials...

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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:58 am

Paul they look amazing, well done.
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:16 am

Paul296 wrote:In other news (as Mat F would say)
I didn't realise I'd said it that often! :oops:
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Post by Defender110 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:26 am

They look great Paul well done, let me know when I can send my grafhite speedlines over? =P~
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:16 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:
Paul296 wrote:In other news (as Mat F would say)
I didn't realise I'd said it that often! :oops:
Last month alone you used it 714 times. In other news, I might have just made that up. :D

@ Kevan, Apart from my Hurricane speedlines - which 'I've started so I'll finish', my enthusiasm for refurbishing alloy wheels has diminished a bit of late (can't think why!). I'll let you know when it returns. Oh and I also discovered the etch primer I use (U-Pol #8 Etch) is chromate free, I would guess most modern etch primers are.

@Tom, That link said the site couldn't be found (?)

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Post by Caffiend » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:02 pm

You can join the queue on the wheels Kevan, I'm the founder member of the Paul's wheels fan club :D

T-shirts: I like the design, but not sure about all that white - wondering how would it look with that big square white block as a transparent background and the 30ème anniversaire (pretty sure that there is a grave accent on the first e) and the BX graphic in black?
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by MULLEY » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:06 pm

Luvin the alloy wheel, it looks superb. Also like the T-shirt, i'd have one, so would deffo be interested if you can get a price that's not daft :)
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Post by Matt H » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:14 pm

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mat_fenwick wrote: @ Kevan, Apart from my Hurricane speedlines - which 'I've started so I'll finish', my enthusiasm for refurbishing alloy wheels has diminished a bit of late (can't think why!). I'll let you know when it returns. Oh and I also discovered the etch primer I use (U-Pol #8 Etch) is chromate free, I would guess most modern etch primers are.
I know the feeling. I've done a couple of sets of Speedlines, and it just takes so long! I think I'm going to get a set of Speedlines professionally powder coated with a diamond cut rim.

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:56 am

That sounds like a very good idea! What is powder coating exactly?

@Tom, I found that site; I liked it! 8)

I'll have a play around with the t-shirt design and come up with some alternatives. If anyone's got any good ideas let me know.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:18 am

Loving the T-Shirts. Can we have a vee-neck option? lol

(Of course I don't mind the graphics being used. In fact if you send me your files I can create hi resolution versions for a t-shirt printer to use?)
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Post by Paul296 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:38 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:Loving the T-Shirts. Can we have a vee-neck option? lol

(Of course I don't mind the graphics being used. In fact if you send me your files I can create hi resolution versions for a t-shirt printer to use?)
Thanks Phil - that would be great. I'm hoping to get over to the printers sometime next week. If it all looks do-able I'll get on and make a high-res piece of art work that I can send over to you. Thanks again.