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Author Topic: Help restoring Henry Abe wheels  (Read 6751 times)

Offline AlphaDogCustoms

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Re: Help restoring Henry Abe wheels
« Reply #30 on: Jan 24, 2013, 16:10:49 »
Go ahead. Put PC7 in your brakes. What could possibly go wrong?  :-\
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Re: Help restoring Henry Abe wheels
« Reply #31 on: Jan 24, 2013, 16:11:55 »
 I don't even know what that is. I'm asking why/when/what/how. Care to elaborate?

 Like I said: I thought JB Weld made a HARD surface.

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Re: Help restoring Henry Abe wheels
« Reply #32 on: Jan 24, 2013, 16:20:17 »
You're going to end up with JB Weld smeared all over your brake lining and shoes.  It's not going to abrade away and turn into dust, it's more likely to just smear all over the place, heat up, melt etc.
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Re: Help restoring Henry Abe wheels
« Reply #33 on: Jan 24, 2013, 16:26:43 »
 Duly noted. The pock marks aren't that bad. I've run worse before with no issues.

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Re: Help restoring Henry Abe wheels
« Reply #34 on: Jan 24, 2013, 17:12:10 »
Any thoughts about G Bond for such an application?  That's some pretty crazy stuff...
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Re: Help restoring Henry Abe wheels
« Reply #35 on: Jan 24, 2013, 17:21:20 »
Honestly don't know what benefit would be gained from filling in pock marks in brake lining with foreign materials.  If they're bad enough, they need to be relined.  Nothing else is going to improve braking or prevent uneven / odd wear on your brake shoes.
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Re: Help restoring Henry Abe wheels
« Reply #36 on: Feb 15, 2013, 21:38:47 »
 Picked up the wheels from the powder coater today. They did a great job of blasting them. I'm not sure what media they used, but they're very clean and not too rough.




 The guy that did the blasting said that when they finish the raw surface with clear, it looks amazing. He said a lot of hot-rodders have manifolds, etc., done that way and it looks really cool. I took his word for it and decided to let him blast the whole wheel, tape up the rims and edges of the spokes, powder coat the wheel black and then have the whole thing cleared.

 They gave me this weird heat tape to work with:


 At first, I tried doing it in small pieces, but the tape isn't very flexible when making a curve.


 So I taped up large areas and used a razor blade to trim it. Aah...much better!

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Re: Help restoring Henry Abe wheels
« Reply #37 on: Feb 15, 2013, 21:41:13 »
 It took about half an hour to do one side of the front wheel.


 I took a few breaks, but this is what about two hours of taping and trimming gets you.


 I'll get them back to the powder coater next week and, hopefully, he can work them in soon.

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Re: Help restoring Henry Abe wheels
« Reply #38 on: Feb 15, 2013, 22:24:57 »
Very nice! My HA's are going full gloss black for my 550. Always stoked when I see another set!
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Re: Help restoring Henry Abe wheels
« Reply #39 on: Mar 05, 2013, 10:10:37 »
 And...back from the powder coater!