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Post  MrStationHouse on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 11:48 am

Hi All,

following behind most of you - what have people done with the gap at the back of the bunker between the beading and plates at the corner?

I was thinking of filling with car body filler?

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Post  lynnr on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 12:01 pm

I filled mine with Ronsell wood filler. Basically any catty filler will work.

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Post  IanL on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 12:15 pm

Have been building my tender this weekend and was wondering myself this afternoon as I was putting the beading around the rear corners. I was thinking about using the same stuff as I used to produce the bead on the wheel rims.

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Post  MrStationHouse on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 12:32 pm

Thanks both, Ian, do you think you will need to put any filler on the curves at the rear of the sides to get a good finish?

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Post  lynnr on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 12:36 pm

MrStationHouse wrote:Thanks both, Ian, do you think you will need to put any filler on the curves at the rear of the sides to get a good finish?

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I filled the gap between the back plate and the side but kept the filler square and inside. Produces a slight "thickening" of the joint but does not round it.

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Post  IanL on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 12:54 pm

I have got quite a good joint between the back and sides although there is a small step in the back where the plates are welded together. Interestingly the left side is fine. I wish I had spotted it before putting all those bolts in as it would have been easy to run the flap wheel up the edge to smooth it out, so may use a bit of plastic padding chemical metal to fill this blip, but the actual curve is pretty good and will probably smooth out with high build primer only with no need to use the filler. Although there is a small hole in one of the welds so I will push some filer into that.

Have you attempted to shape the U shaped beading yet? I have and am pleased with the result using flap wheel in the angle grinder my favourite toy.

I really struggled to get the tank front plate in but eventually having shaped the bottom corners a bit more it finally gave in, was tempted to use a bigger persuader.

I have left the tank top off until I get the sealer from Frost my thinking is that I may put the sealer on first to ensure I can see it gets everywhere before putting the top on.

Will post some pictures when I dust off the camera.

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Post  Kevster on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 1:01 pm

You wil have no trouble getting the frost sealer everywhere, just block off all the holes and turn it every which way you can for a while, its great exercise!
its quite runny at first and finds all the gaps with ease and soon blocks them all up.

dont do it in the front room on your best carpet!

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Post  lynnr on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 1:02 pm

Hi

I left the front plate off as my think was you can get to every where including around the brake shaft. Then when the front panel is in place you can have it on end and paint downwards onto a flat surface without interferance.

I then used sash clamps to ease the panel in to place for bolting up. then painted it.

BTW I Isoflexed mine


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Post  IanL on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 1:52 pm

Lynn,

I was thinking about getting enough of the sealer on to the brake tube as well hence why I was leaving the top plate off. I also tried Kevs idea of picking it up and twisting it, but it is really heavy and not sure if my back would be up to the job.

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Post  Kevster on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 2:37 pm

I was turning it for about fifteen mins ,i was glad to put it down !

maybe get a helper ,with two of you might not be to bad

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Post  Dan on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 5:03 am

IanL wrote:
Have you attempted to shape the U shaped beading yet? I have and am pleased with the result using flap wheel in the angle grinder my favourite toy.

Hi Ian et al,

Am I getting flap wheel and flap disk confused here? How do you fit a flap wheel in an angle grinder?

This stems from the instructions in my first kit saying 'flap wheel', so I went out and bought one that fits in a pistol drill. However for chamfering things like spokes I thought a 'flap disk' in an angle grinder would be more appropriate - can anyone advise?

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Post  lynnr on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 5:18 am

Like these

http://www.rightlines.ltd.uk/flap-wheels-for-angle-grinders.aspx here

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Post  Dan on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 5:24 am

well well, I've never used one of those before! I bet it doesn't fit in my angle grinder either Laughing

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Post  MrStationHouse on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 5:29 am

You beat me to a reply Lynn!

I have also just bought a Black and Decker power file which is brilliant for taking the sharp edges off, it doesn't knacker the drill flap wheel, is quicker than the flap wheel. It is much more controllable than the angle grinder flap disc. I have been using it to shape the beading at the front of the bunker and it is a delight to use.

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Post  Dan on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 5:35 am

And now with a 1/3 off:


http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7113691.htm


Hmmm... tempting....!!!!!

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Post  MrStationHouse on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 5:42 am

Go for it - there is a lot of sanding to be done - really useful addition to the toy (tool) box

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Post  Dan on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 5:44 am

MrStationHouse wrote:Go for it - there is a lot of sanding to be done - really useful addition to the toy (tool) box
Simin

Already reserved to collect this evening Twisted Evil

Now what am I going to do with my brand new angle grinder ?!?!?!

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Post  lynnr on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 5:49 am

Dan wrote:
MrStationHouse wrote:Go for it - there is a lot of sanding to be done - really useful addition to the toy (tool) box
Simin

Already reserved to collect this evening Twisted Evil

Now what am I going to do with my brand new angle grinder ?!?!?!

Flat panel sanding to clean and key up for painting. Works very well with a grinder and AL2O3 pads

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Post  Dan on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 7:26 am

Just checked and one of those flap wheels comes to 27 including delivery! A quick search finds nowhere else in the UK selling them. I'll have to pour over my catalogues when I get home. Apologies for hi-jacking this thread MrStationHouse!

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Post  MrStationHouse on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:17 am

No worries at all, becoming a bit of an "abrasive" thread!

However, you don't need to pay 27 for an angle grinder flap wheel. Screwfix have one for under 5

Zirconium Grinding Disc 80 Grit 115 x 22mm

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Post  MrStationHouse on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:17 am

Dan,

let me know how you get on with the powerfile!

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When is a wheel not a disc?

Post  Dan on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:24 am

MrStationHouse wrote:No worries at all, becoming a bit of an "abrasive" thread!

However, you don't need to pay 27 for an angle grinder flap wheel. Screwfix have one for under 5

Zirconium Grinding Disc 80 Grit 115 x 22mm

Hi Simon - screwfix only do the discs though - that's not a 'flap wheel' per se. I presume you mean this:

This is a disc not a wheel

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Post  MrStationHouse on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:29 am

Sorry getting my abrasives wrong, if you do a search on amazon for flap wheels, both types come up for reasonable money.

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Close but not quite!

Post  Dan on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:34 am

MrStationHouse wrote:Sorry getting my abrasives wrong, if you do a search on amazon for flap wheels, both types come up for reasonable money.


Ahhhhh - but how many of those will fit an angle grinder? All the ones I see on amazon are suitable for a pistol drill, not a grinder Crying or Very sad I've got plenty of those already! Lynn put up a link to exactly want I want and they _are_ expensive!

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Post  lynnr on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 12:36 pm

Try your local industrial supplier. We have HIS (Highland Industrial Suppliers) and the prices there are a fraction of consumer shops. Also when you want 1 off bolt x by y. you can buy one bolt!

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