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John Watson
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to try and clean up the speedo face, so I tried something I had a little success with some time ago, and wiped it with a clean rag dipped in car wax polish, repeated a couple of times and was well pleased with the result. The mucky stuff was removed without taking any of the once white and black paint with it:

PB306346 by Happy Grandad2010, on Flickr

Having got that out of the way, I proceeded to put the speedo back together again, with the glass cleaned, it looks a lot more workmanlike:

PC036348 by Happy Grandad2010, on Flickr
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Geoff Hastings
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job John, I had similar success with my grotty speedo, surprising how well such an old unit cleans up.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job, John.

I have had good results with hand soap (in the pump dispenser) warm water and a sponge.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received these yesterday, stainless steel rims and spokes from Central Wheel Supplies in Birmingham, I feel a little wheel building coming on:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheelbuilding is such good therapy.

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John Watson wrote:
Received these yesterday, stainless steel rims and spokes from Central Wheel Supplies in Birmingham, I feel a little wheel building coming on:

P1106350 by Happy Grandad2010, on Flickr

P1106352 by Happy Grandad2010, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You probably know but, with stainless, don't forget to use a bit of grease on the threads, it stops them gauling.
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