grinding technuques

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by bigd, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. bigd

    bigd Guest

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    i'm going to try grinding my shizzle before this weekend, and we have an angle grinder here at the shop. its a milwaukee 4 1/2". we only have smooth grinding wheels here, which i'm assuming won't work well. what kind of wheel should i be looking for, and what techniques work best? thanks playas
     
  2. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    wheel= metal cutting disc

    technique= push hard, make lines parallel to the spokes all over.
     

  3. afrobot

    afrobot Aluminum is for recycling

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    new technique: Get the dremel soft metal bit that looks like a1/4 inch saw
    blade.It knurls the rim almost as much as it takes metal off.
    The angle grinder really takes a toll on you rims .This seems a lttle nicer and makes your rim feel like 20 grit sandpaper.
    For those that have witnessed my crappy brakes in the past ,this process is NEW AND IMPROVED. :wuteva:
     
  4. AndyT

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    Does the dremmel take about 20 seconds per side?


    I'll stick with normal, standard, grinding that gives me hearing loss.
     
  5. afrobot

    afrobot Aluminum is for recycling

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    about 45 sec. and hearing loss is still inevitable .If you've got a dremel the bit is $30 less than the cheapest grinder.
     
  6. hydroboy

    hydroboy "Jak se mas"

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    cheapest grinder is less then $30
     
  7. bigd

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    so all you do is hold the wheel in place and make nice big (even) vertical gouges along the sidewall?
     
  8. Elan

    Elan steve french

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  9. afrobot

    afrobot Aluminum is for recycling

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    spin the wheel, angle the bit just enough to keep the whel spinning.Then slowly move the bit from the start to the other side of the rim......blugh...
    ...blugh...
    Be sure to test the sharpness of the blade on your hand before starting! :nono:
     
  10. AndyT

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    Never use the spinning wheel and holding grinder to it, its pointless and you might as well slobber your pussy juice on it.


    I put the wheel on the floor

    put my foot on top of the rim so it won't move. Take both hands to hold the 10 pound grinder and push into it HARD, keep moving.
     
  11. bigd

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    haha twat lube

    ok i'm gonna tackle this biotch tomorrow. whats the best disc size, incase i like it and end up buying my own grinder?
     
  12. AndyT

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    dunt matter, 4 inch is fine. 6 or 8 or whatever is prob over kill, but anything will do.
     
  13. afrobot

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    yup ,and keep grindin till you can see light through the braking surface!
     
  14. AndyT

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    Perhaps if you are a FUCKING IDIOT.
     
  15. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    ahahaha..bigd, once you put the disc on the rim, youll figure it out, its way easy.
     
  16. bigd

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    lol yeah i'm not a moron I just wanted to know what to expect
     
  17. ascentrek

    ascentrek Original power yuppie

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    LEt me know how it goes. I'll be doing an Alex Rim soon... right Elan?... unless you want to do it for me :bigthumb:
     
  18. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    haha, no, you need teh practice,