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Bruce Petterson

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After a brief phone call from Martin we decided to get our 30 year old rims powder coated as there were showing their age and a bit weathered so to speak.

Martin located a powder coated just north of North Lakes that would strip the paint off them, sand blast, powder coat, and clear coat all for $110.00 per rim.

We decided to go ahead with this - a week later . . . WOW what appeared to be brand new rims.  They did and awesome job.  Still in the silver that was very close to the original colour.

We replace the front wheel bearings, $48.00 for the pair.

Tyres were removed and Dave Oliver from Dave Oliver Motorcycle Tyres at Clontarf said to fix him up when we return to get them refitted.  Dropped the newly painted rims into Dave, left them will him for 4 hours and returned to pick up all 4, tyres fitted, balanced for $25.00 for each rim.

Martin and I then proceeded to refit to the bikes.  Mine went together reasonably quickly ... by late afternoon we were both a bit tired.   We had an issue with the front on Martins bike which through 45 minutes of trial and error found out the the collar or spacer on the front only goes on one way.   Large collar/spacer on the left, smaller or thinner one to the right.  As martin said a " Rookie Mistake "

Total exercise $320 for each bike. Both bikes back together and looking fabulous with the new rims.   

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Big thanks to Martin for his guidance and assistance.  

regards Bruce

    

MartinW

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After talking to Bruce I decided to do a bit of research on local powder coaters. So I started with the closest one intending to work my way outwards. I only got as far as True Powder Coating Old Gympie Rd Narangba. The guys answered all my questions thoroughly and professionally as to what was involved and what to expect. The process involved blasting the old paint off before powder coating and depending on whether they had been previously powder coated or painted effected the price. The price difference was due to the time variance getting the old coating off. I was told between $80.00 & $105.00 per wheel and that if I wanted I could have an anti-Graffiti clear top coat for and extra $15.00 per wheel. 

I was shown samples of the colours with and without clear coat which were huge samples 25 cm x 25cm ( 10" x10"). This gave me a lot better perspective on what to expect. The colour chosen was precious silver with the clear coat. Job time was drop them in on Monday should be back by Friday. I rang Bruce and he decided to have his done as well. So Thursday I pulled my wheels off and removed the bearings with my nifty homemade bearing  remover/installer. Bruce arrived Friday morning and we stripped his wheels off and removed the bearings. Went up to CBC bearings and ordered the bearings which they said they would have by the afternoon. They gave me a funny look when they took my name. I queried their funny look and it turned out their first names were the same as my first and last names. I asked for a job but they declined as it would be too confusing. 

Dave Oliver did a good job he removed our tyres as soon as we arrived and told us to fix him up on completion of the job. I picked up the powder coated wheels on Friday at around 1000 and was impressed by the level of finish. He said he knows how fussy bike and car owners and they aim for a high standard which they definitely achieved. I went home and was half way through fitting the valves and bearings when Bruce arrived. Finished fitting the bearings and Bruce rang Dave and he said he was flat out but if we brought over the tyres and left them he would endeavor to fit them in. We picked up the wheels at 1600 and Dave had done a brilliant job not a mark on them. He put new nylon guards on the levers and the tyre machine. Got home and fitted the discs and wheels. Besides a rookie mistake on my part the whole process went smoothly. I'm really impressed with True Powder Coating, Dave Olivers Tyres and CBC Bearings and Bruce who is definitely getting more skilled.
Regards Martin. 
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Bruce Petterson

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Flash man…. Laughing

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Dai

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I'd chew your arm off to get a pair of wheels done for that price. Tyres alone are now up to the £140 each point i.e. I'd be looking at  approx AU$600 for one bike.


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