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Reply #15 - 10/22/18 at 12:22:12
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Tony Smith wrote on 10/03/18 at 15:53:50:
Unbder what brand name can you still buy Waxoyl? It is a very useful preservative to spray on vehicles/equipment that is stored outside, but my supplier told me recently that it is NLA and wants to sell me another product that costs a lot more. There are some steam engines and a couple of old diesels that I had a hand in a museum acquiring (I also had a major hand in returning a number of them to working condition) and it has been my habit to give them an external coat of waxoyl every year or so. I imagine it is a fairly low volume item for my local paint supplier (I am probably his only customer for it) so any details you can give would be appreciated.


The original Waxoyl is still available here at £30 for a 5L tin. Since my last gallon can ran out I've been making my own from a mixture of white spirit, candle wax and any clean oil I happen to have on the shelf. For coating the bike I tend to go heavy on the candle wax to make it stiffer than the original stuff. It sets solid like lard and I have to warm it up to apply.  I find it stays on all winter that way and I need to use white spirit to clean it off in the spring.  For more general rustproofing I'd make it thinner.
  

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Reply #16 - 10/22/18 at 17:12:34
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Thanks Barry.

I eventually went with the modern "replacement' and was pleasantly surprised to discover that the coverage was a lot better than Waxoyl and over all the job cost less than it has in the past.
  

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Untill i saw "Hustler" and "Barry " replies i was begining to think i was a lonely uk r65.. happily not .
  
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Reply #18 - 10/23/18 at 03:23:07
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Thjackwalls wrote on 10/22/18 at 19:52:50:
Untill i saw "Hustler" and "Barry " replies i was begining to think i was a lonely uk r65.. happily not .


There's also Lucky lou in Yorkshire and a few others that perhaps don't post regularly.
  

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Yes i saw lucky lou but it was after i had posted great though the more the merrier.
  
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Reply #20 - 10/23/18 at 03:50:07
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Bit of advice needed, i am in the process of giving said beastie a good clean but the wheels are pitted and cleaning using all the normal stuffs cannot clear it or hide it so i am toying with spraying the rims etching primer ally looking silver and lacquer finish, not done this to wheels before so if there is a better way of sorting it the advice would be welcome before i start as its likely to be a one way job.
  
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Reply #21 - 10/23/18 at 04:58:02
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The wheels are usually painted from new rather than bare alloy so your painting proposal is fine.  I think most people would refinish them the same way they would paint alloys on a car.  Mine are still on the original paint and in reasonable condition but if and when I repaint them I was thinking of using a 2 pack aerosol lacquer for a more durable finish.
  

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Reply #22 - 10/24/18 at 05:23:13
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I have bought what i thought i needed as advised by the paint store  and it includes lacquer but 2 pack lacquer sounds interesting, is it something can be bought overvthe counter in spray tin ?
  
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I have to go back to tyre store today and hopefully collect the wheel all done so long as that happens i will try to put some pictures up showing state of rim and see what comments are made.
  
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Reply #24 - 10/24/18 at 06:20:20
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There are 2 or 3 brands of 2k clear coat in an aerosol.

Here's one:    https://classiccarpaintsdirect.com/shop/lacquers-hardeners/hb-body-auto-clear-co...
  

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Reply #25 - 10/24/18 at 12:46:14
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Collected wheel today took some pictures now see if i can get them on here,
If they do attach view of bike minus front wheel, view of wheel showing pitting, view of wheel in etching primer.

Well that ain't working each time i try to post with a picture it kerps saying file to big....... any suggestions !
  
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Reply #26 - 10/24/18 at 13:13:04
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Might have to resize. I thought the Forum was taking care of that issue and cutting it down to the right size, but we have had a few changes over the last year or so. How big a file are you trying to load? I just attached a 700kb file at the bottom of this...……….
  

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Reply #27 - 10/24/18 at 15:41:10
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.........a picture with the coolest R65LS outfit in captivity!
  
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Reply #28 - 10/24/18 at 15:52:55
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jackwalls wrote on 10/24/18 at 12:46:14:
Well that ain't working each time i try to post with a picture it kerps saying file to big....... any suggestions !



Re-size the file with a free app like paint.net
  

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Reply #29 - 10/24/18 at 16:20:14
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tiggum wrote on 10/24/18 at 15:41:10:
.........a picture with the coolest R65LS outfit in captivity!


Thanks Tiggum Smiley
  

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