Erik look at the bright side. Now you can go over everything and see if there are any other spots that can be improved on before committing to the powder coater. I found a couple just before painting that I had my friend weld them up for me before bringing it in to be painted. Maybe somebody up there is looking out for you;)
It has been a few weeks since your last post. Is everything okay? Are you perhaps, taking some time off and enjoying the summer weather or riding your other hot rod? Either way, how is your build progressing? We all look forward to pictures.
Hi Roger, I was waiting quite some time for the Exomotive scoop to be available and found it's very similar to what I have made which puts me off the project for 5-6 weeks because the chasis is ready for coating exept welding the scoop brackets... I started to build a new rc plane which is nearly done but no space to weld the Exo chasis so I'll be back later to show a coated chasis to you later. I have holiday now and spend time with my famely without having time to build :S now everything is on hold even motorbike riding and enjoying trips with my girlfriend and 5yrs daughter which are prio #1 So no progress to show for the time being. thx for charing interest!
Just welded the scoop brackets and she is ready to visit the coater. Euhm, almost... the coater who did the A-arms for me struggled to cope with the scooped surface under the coating. Tiny pinholes caused by gassing of the zink layer makes me hesitant to visit him again. I'll need to make a visit to a few coaters+painters for inquiry which way to go.
I really want this scooped surface. The coating is very hard and may crack off the surface when bolting or debris hitting the coating while driving and rust may appear eventually.
How about a few more pictures of your progress. It has been a long time since anyone has posted anything new. I know Scott and his crew have been busy building kits and shipping get them..but no one is posting anything much really.
I am interested in seeing your color scheme and how the coating process turned out.
There isn't anything to show really. It's in the same state as in the last pics exept the scoop brackets are welded now.
This saturday the chasis will be send to the coater and pure orange will be added
The colorsheme is displayed on a sketch at the start of this thread. I did reconsider a red chasis but I'd figure I'd stay with the original sheme I have in mind for so long. Not sure if it is a hit or miss but it will match the young design of the kit anyway. Because it's low visibility is nice.
The original muffer shows signs of rust. Can this be solved in good order? Not sure if a new/2nd hand aftermarket muffler will be worth the money performance wise?
Back home again! The orange looks mich brighter on the pic as in real,but weather was pretty cloudy so it might be very cool in good daylight . Unfortunately, some small pinholes are on the surface which spoiled my day but with the covers on it's less noticeable.
An other accident occured yesterday when I took my tR1ke for a ride and at 15mph she went sideways on a roundabout. It didn't occur to me roundabouts have very worn tarmac which makes it very slippery. The rear wheel has a ditch and the front wheel isn't straight anymore. I think both could get reworked but I hope I might be able to order a new front wheel which might be a cheaper option (and better).
Now It seems I have a repair job to do first... br, Erik
Thanks. I remember it being red but you never know;)
Are there a lot of pinholes where it is noticeable and are they on all the frame tubes? That would bother me if I had mine done that way!
Well you should be set to start assembly. I hope everything goes well for you.
I have been working on my carbon seat and making progress but it sure takes a lot of time to make. I have to mold the harness slots in the seat to fit the harness slot covers properly. Hopefully the final shaping will be done today and I will put the final layers of carbon on this week.
The amount of visible pinholes should be "acceptable"but I'd rather have none. The only option now is to have the chasis to a paint booth and add a clear layer of paint, but this would add extra costs which isn't in line with the amount of pinholes visible. Fortunately, the chasis has been schooped and well protected from rust which is good for a life long happyness.
Hehe, toying around with resins takes a lot of time. I bet it'll worth the efford!
Do you have any further updates on your project? You haven't been all that active lately. Let's have a look at your progress so far. I know you must be spread a bit thin these days, but maybe you can make a little time available to give us all an update.