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Bob Purton

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Re: steering wheel refurb
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2014, 11:02:44 am »
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Re: steering wheel refurb
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2014, 11:16:14 am »
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Re: steering wheel refurb
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2014, 12:57:01 pm »
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Re: steering wheel refurb
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2014, 11:25:45 am »
Looks even better on the car!

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Re: steering wheel refurb
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2014, 03:18:09 pm »
looking good , its almost like one from Two Gate's (  :-X  ) ...

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Re: steering wheel refurb
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2014, 05:40:03 pm »
Regarding 2k paint flexibility, you can get a plasticizer additive which adds flexibility to the paint. It's used for spraying items like bumpers with will move/flex in use.

Mind you I always have concerns about spraying that stuff about, got lots of nasties in it.
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Re: steering wheel refurb
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2014, 10:51:58 pm »
Yep used it on my first Inter spray job. Lead to all kinds of problems, mainly to do with rubber components reacting and melting the paint.

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Re: steering wheel refurb
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2014, 09:59:24 am »
The rubber on the wheel reacted with the paint?
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Re: steering wheel refurb
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2014, 12:13:46 pm »
No. Inters dont have a wheel, they have a solid alloy steering bar, great design but a hand freezer! Have you not seen my little blog?     http://intermicrocar.blogspot.co.uk/    My paint sprayer recommended we use it in an attempt to reduce the risk of cracking on the body work as Inters are monocoque and the sides do drum a bit. I found that when ever rubber components were in contact with the paint i.e. window rubbers, grommets etc the paint behind them would just turn to goo.  It may not have been the plasticizer that caused it but this was the theory at the time. My second and current Inter is also painted with 2k with no plasticizer and there has been no reaction with rubber at all.  see bar pic.
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Re: steering wheel refurb
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2014, 01:04:45 pm »
Interesting.

I'm not a chemist, but plastics can have some peculiar reactions at times. In my line of work, I've observed cable degradation, chiefly the elastomer's used to insulate them breaking down as their installation time was extended way beyond their original specification. Some cables were liquefying, others were developing funny spots, like they had caught the pox or something. Very odd things.
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