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Offline joe1821232

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tyre armour
« on: October 04, 2010, 09:26:39 AM »
hey guys thinking about making some tyre armour and im wondering where can i buy a red tyre, id prefer one with a thick or rough tread but any is good,
also thinking about getting all metal parts polished to give it a chromed finish, tell me what you think of the idea.

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Re: tyre armour
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 06:02:37 PM »
i would love to see pics of your stilts polished up and chromed out

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Re: tyre armour
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 12:05:10 AM »
only problem with the polishing so far is cost, i would have them done professionally so it would cost a pretty penny, then there is putting them back together, that i dont like teh idea of

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Re: tyre armour
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 11:08:53 AM »
if you order some new bushes first, and just replace the lot when you rebuild they will be fine, and feel like brand new stilts again, im looking at the spare frames ive got now thinking.........hmmmm

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Re: tyre armour
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 06:14:41 PM »
ive got to say there is plenty of sprayed stilts but no polished ones, i like that plan now

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Re: tyre armour
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010, 07:35:44 PM »
Crome finish  :Claugh:

You have picked yourself a fight there mate  :Cbiggrin:

I used to have wolfrace wheels on an old beach buggy and they were a pig to keep shiny and they started out that way

I look forward to using the end result as a mirror at the next meet  :Claugh:

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Re: tyre armour
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 09:49:56 PM »
i know, justto check jason, the main metal parts are aluminium yes?

my dad has couple of bkes with polished aluminium and think its a great idea
and mirrors they shall be XD
yeah soon as i get them done there will be pictures galore


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Re: tyre armour
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2010, 09:01:47 PM »
Yep they are ally mate

Two things put me off polishing them

The work and time was not the problem (I'm making a 6mm ring chain mail suit  :Claugh: )

The projumps have a cast finish so you will have to flat them down to start with now depending on how rough the cast is you may have to take quite a lot of material off
This could seriously weaken the structure of the parts and cause early failure
The second reason is that in normal use stilts get fairly scuffed up and to finish all the polishing and scratch them the first time out would be gutting

So for me polishing was a no go unless I was going to use Powerskips (they have a flat finish to start with so would be easy to shine) but I'm to mean to pay that much for stilts  :Claugh:

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Re: tyre armour
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 09:29:53 PM »
uuummmm

i may have to place to make this :)
will defo look into it. but all out of stainless :) be abit heaver

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Re: tyre armour
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2010, 02:40:21 PM »
in that case i may wait, then replace the parts but before replacing get them polished, that way if the structure is weakened and they do break then i can replace it with an older part