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Re: Winterfield's first project (400/4)
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2020, 11:01:07 PM »
I got so close to having a complete looking bike, I couldn't resist putting the tank, sides, and seat on to see how it looks (before and after):






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Re: Winterfield's first project (400/4)
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2020, 11:03:48 PM »
Thanks again Julie, for your support!

Despite my work situation, I have been attempting to keep the economy alive by spending a small fortune at Silvers. Hopefully by the end of next week I'll having a running, riding bike.

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Re: Winterfield's first project (400/4)
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2020, 12:18:43 AM »
I rewraped most of the loom in self amalgamating tape. It's not stock, but it felt more robust and generally tougher than a thin tape layer.

IF that's the stuff I think it might be, be careful with any kind of solvent or gasoline.  I used something like that on some wiring and got some fuel on it, which dissolved it into a black sticky mush...

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Re: Winterfield's first project (400/4)
« Reply #48 on: May 23, 2020, 12:16:17 PM »
Thanks for the heads up mattsz, I'll go and do some experiments with the tape I have to see if it's affected.

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Re: Winterfield's first project (400/4)
« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2020, 01:19:52 PM »
Thanks for the heads up mattsz, I'll go and do some experiments with the tape I have to see if it's affected.

Fingers crossed it isn't, and you'll be fine! 

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Re: Winterfield's first project (400/4)
« Reply #50 on: May 25, 2020, 06:32:54 PM »
My experiments on some of the tape did show damage from petrol, and slight damage from thinners.

It didn't turn into goop, but I suspect with enough petrol it would have.

Unfortunately, the loom is on the bike now, and I'm pretty reluctant to take it off and redo it at this stage. But it's good to know:

Avoid this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003A5MRF8 (Self Amalgamating Tape 10m Roll by electrosmart®)

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Re: Winterfield's first project (400/4)
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2020, 03:33:34 AM »
Well, at least you know you need to be careful around your solvents...

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Re: Winterfield's first project (400/4)
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2020, 12:29:52 PM »
This happened to me as well with the self-adhesive tape. Scary part is I don’t know how.


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