500 Camel mk1 - short story of a recovery

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Re: 500 Camel mk1 - short story of a recovery

Postby rossguzzi » 13 Mar 2019 05:00

Also, what did you do with the rack you took off ? Selling ?
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Re: 500 Camel mk1 - short story of a recovery

Postby Angelo63 » 13 Mar 2019 14:48

Hi Ross. What do you mean with "rack"?
The rear and front sprocket are the existing ones; I've just replaced the chain. Let me inform where to find these spares.

I found the cushion from Ariete to this guy: http://www.gommadepoca.it
If you want it, I can call him and ask for the availability and price.
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Re: 500 Camel mk1 - short story of a recovery

Postby rossguzzi » 17 Mar 2019 00:43

Hi Angelo,
Sorry I did not explain my question well. Are you going to sell your rack ? The frame that was behind the seat.
I am very interested in finding out availability and price for the bar cushion. It looks fantastic.
I am still looking to find sprockets for mine for the future.
Many thanks.
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Re: 500 Camel mk1 - short story of a recovery

Postby Angelo63 » 21 Mar 2019 07:35

Hi Ross. I still have the rack and I do not use it. If you want it, I can give it to you. Only the cost of shipping.
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Re: 500 Camel mk1 - short story of a recovery

Postby rossguzzi » 21 Mar 2019 08:10

Hi Angelo,
I would love the rack. I will send you a PM.
Many Thanks,
Ross.
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Re: 500 Camel mk1 - short story of a recovery

Postby Angelo63 » 27 May 2020 07:58

Hi all. Update of Camel story. The bike now runs well, but still miss the graph on the tank.
This my the procedure I used:
1) To draw the shape of the white zone, using a light paper and mark on the tank through small holes. I used a black marker.

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2) Following the marks I glued the white adhesive tape. It's a special tape that can be bended and curved; the same used by coach builders to paint the car body.

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3) Then I scratched the surface to be painted using an abrasive 360 grade. This is necessary for the paint to cling.

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4) The rest of the tank must be covered. Important process because the paint goes everywhere.

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5) Paint sprayed. At least 3 layers.

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6) Protections and tape removed after paint got dry.

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... follows ...
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Re: 500 Camel mk1 - short story of a recovery

Postby Angelo63 » 29 May 2020 07:51

7) To do the black border, I had masked the white contour with tape and painted with a brush.

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8 ) After drying, remove the tape with care and this is the final result

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9) Last, logo application.

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There are still defect of the original red paint, but I wanted to leave it as was, with its original paint.
Now I am thinking to apply a transparent glossy paint, to protect the tank.
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Re: 500 Camel mk1 - short story of a recovery

Postby Ming » 30 May 2020 06:14

Looks fine to me. It's an old bike with an old tank, why shouldn't the old paint look a little weary?
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Re: 500 Camel mk1 - short story of a recovery

Postby rossguzzi » 30 May 2020 11:59

Good job there !

And a big thank you for the rack. I use it often.
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Re: 500 Camel mk1 - short story of a recovery

Postby Angelo63 » 03 Jun 2020 10:37

Yes, I deliberately left the old original paint.
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Re: 500 Camel mk1 - short story of a recovery

Postby huub » 03 Jun 2020 19:29

nice job on the tank! the tank on mine dissolved halfway the nineties, apparently the GRP was not petrol proof even then.
make sure you give it a good coating on the inside....
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