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Nasty Crease on Stainless Mudgard

Graham Smith

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I have a nasty crease on the front mudguard of my Comet.

I was pretty much resigned to the fact that at sometime I'd have to buy a new one, but Sidecar Grandpa recently said that someone might be able to roll most of the damage out.

Anyone know of someone who might be able to help?
 

ET43

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Mudguard crease

Try looking for a firm called Metal Magic, somewhere in Hampshire. I think that the proprietor is called Terry Roberts. He rolled some mudguards for me yonks ago, albeit in alloy, but you don't know if you don't ask.
Cheers, ET43
 

deejay499

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Graham. I think I have a crease in the Prince big end.:mad: I wonder if he can that out?
Next time I am down there I will ask about your mudguard.
Cheers, DJ
 

timetraveller

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If it is ally then you can do it by hand with a bag of sand and a hammer with the correct radius on it. A set of panel beating hammers can be bought cheaply if one does not want the best quality. I had to do this years ago when the mudguards which were being supplied were incorrect in all dimensions and I had to resort to rescuing an old one. It might work with stainless as well. Remember, if I can do it then anyone can do it!!
 

indianken

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Graham,

Any competent tin knocker, aged 50+, should be able to straighten and polish it out for a few pints. I say 50+, as he will be from the time when you straightened out panel dents not just filling them in with bondo .

I'd offer to do it myself but shipping both ways would be a killer.

Cheers,
Ken Smith (USA)
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I have a nasty crease on the front mudguard of my Comet.

I was pretty much resigned to the fact that at sometime I'd have to buy a new one, but Sidecar Grandpa recently said that someone might be able to roll most of the damage out.

Anyone know of someone who might be able to help?
 

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Hugo Myatt

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My builder dropped a plank on the stainless front guard of my Comet. I knocked out the crease with a polythene bag of sand and a very light round head hammer. I used very light blows working from the outside edge and checking every few strokes.It is essential to clean any dirt or grit from the inside of the guard first. The result is not perfect but is only noticeable on very close inspection.
 

Hugo Myatt

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I used a light ball peen hammer but with an unscarred ball. It still had its original factory polished ball. Many, many light blows and constant checking seemed to do it.
 

roy the mechanic

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Creases

The science goes like this-it's likeley cheaper to buy a new one than pay a specialist repairer £60 per hour to mend the tarnished peice of "history" (read poop) that you are trying to preserve. Go spend some money sensibly for once!
 

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