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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:26 pm 
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A battered GT750 gauge case, once the body filler and paint was removed these dents were visible.

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More dents seen on the other case once its in plain steel

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After repair the interiors are primed as seen here. The exteriors are still in plain steel so you can see no body filler is used to hide bad metal repair work.

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Now fully restored.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:24 pm 
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This is impressive, do you mind sharing a little information about how you go about removing the dents in pieces line the onest pictured above?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:39 pm 
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dgoodsy wrote:
This is impressive, do you mind sharing a little information about how you go about removing the dents in pieces line the onest pictured above?


You must be a relatively new fish in this pond- attracted by Allan's bait. You'll need to spit out the hook- he DOES mind sharing information, and many have asked. It's proprietary, secret stuff, and don't bother guessing- you can't play 20 questions here. :lol:

The work is top notch though- just send him your gauges! :!:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:42 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:06 pm 
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Well I can't deny the new fish in the pond label but yes, I am aware, after all he makes money doing it as far as I can tell. Anyways I wasn't banking on him telling me his processes or tools but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:31 pm 
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Well I can't deny the new fish in the pond label but yes, I am aware, after all he makes money doing it as far as I can tell..

He does do excellent work - no question. :up:

If you have a '72 with the plastic shells and they are just cracked with no other issues (which is unlikely by the way) you can just replace the shells. Check this link - and yes it is a shameless plug ! :D The key issues Alan deals with are the needle damper pots and the calibration, plus of course the final look/finish. If they have been cracked for a while, water will probably have done damage which can be hard to repair. He is doing two sets for me now, using my shells. 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:16 pm 
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Watch some painless dent removal training videos on YouTube see how they work the dents back to shape without stretching the metal. Hard won skills though to do be able to do it well.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:28 am 
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Yes I was curious about the method of doing that kinds of repairs, I honestly hadn't even given mine a close look them. I did take a quick glance on my way by the bike in the garage the other day and I thought the looked pretty decent, and like Ian says they are plastic anyway. Will take a closers look soon.

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