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Macx2



Joined: 03 Dec 2011
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Location: Wide Bay Queensland Australia

PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank,
I recall that soap can be used as an indicator on aluminium when heat needs to be applied. From what I remember, when the soap discolours that's about enough heat. I will look further into it.
Ian
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Mike Jennings



Joined: 22 Mar 2008
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Location: England

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Ian,

I've heard of soap being used as an indicator for heating to stress-relieve an alloy panel when it's being panel beaten, to reduce the risk of cracking. It might be a bit iffy for aircraft spec. alloys, which may be heat-treated for strength, though,

Cheers, MikeJ
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welshlamb



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:08 pm    Post subject: Progress report Reply with quote

So Frank what has happened over the last 2 years?
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Frank.61



Joined: 28 Nov 2013
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Location: Maasmechelen, Belgium

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, well not much has happened since ..... my main issue remains the anodised parts.
I want to re-anodise all parts but can't find someone who wants to do it and at the same time believes he can do it.
Meaning: they say that they can't guarantee it will get a clear transparent new layer.

Apparently Avional14 has been used (what I know) and they say it is very difficult to get a nice result due to the high copper content (4-5%).

Have asked Classic Parts for some additional info but sofar nothing.
And I do not have the equipment to identify the aluminium alloy used for the parts.

In the mean time I' restoring another Tamburini piece: Ducati Paso 750.


Frank
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