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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: Ken Oaff on 13 July, 2017, 07:18:10

Title: stripping backing plate on conical rear hub
Post by: Ken Oaff on 13 July, 2017, 07:18:10
Rebuilding by back wheel, stainless rim and spokes

Want to do away with the standard grey / silver paint on the hubs and have polished alloy

What is the best way to strip the original finish off

Running a triumph T140 disc brake front end with polished hub stainless spokes and stainless rim so it be nice to have a matching set of wheels
Title: Re: stripping backing plate on conical rear hub
Post by: Editor on 13 July, 2017, 16:04:06
Ive just done it on a spare one I have. Luckily, most of the anodising had disappeared into the saltmists of time but I found a rotary abrasive wheel did the trick. It is one of those brown in colour, about 1.1/2" dia by 1" long with a combination of scotchbrite and emery type cloth bonded on to the arbor. You see them on lots of tool stores at Autojumbles. Then, Scotchbrite, various grades of fine wet and dry and finally polishing mops should do the trick. Of course, when done and back in the bike, you will need to keep the polishing up regularly so kiss goodbye to your knuckles now while you still have them.
Hope this helps
Chris
Title: Re: stripping backing plate on conical rear hub
Post by: Ken Oaff on 17 July, 2017, 19:50:57
thanks f0r the quick response  looks like a nice job ahead of me then