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So... for those of you with "older" OTTs and want to know to what level your gelcoat has oxidized, try this:

Take off the Oliver Logo and find out!  Which is exactly what we did this afternoon - a couple plastic razor blades, a heat-gun, some "Goof-Off", and a little elbow grease and about 45 minutes later:

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The new graphic is from the movie credits - we've been to many of the places on the map and thought it fit our lifestyle...

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The graphic is held in place temporarily with painters tape and will be fixed permanently after we have CGI do their magic in Fredericksburg during the eclipse rally.

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Yellowing was apparent but not as bad as expected.  Until the rally in April, we'll be using the same 3M anti-oxidizer that CGI uses to blend in the gelcoat with the Cyclo and bring it back to life.

Piece of cake...

Cheers, all!

 

 

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Casablanca really looks great, nice work Max!
Consider adding this cable sleeve to your Andersen chains for a super sano look, you will thank me later. 😊
 

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Now that looks great. 

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8 hours ago, MAX Burner said:

So... for those of you with "older" OTTs and want to know to what level your gelcoat has oxidized, try this:

Take off the Oliver Logo and find out!  Which is exactly what we did this afternoon - a couple plastic razor blades, a heat-gun, some "Goof-Off", and a little elbow grease and about 45 minutes later:

Screenshot2024-02-12at6_01_21PM.thumb.png.76084d8da19e71dea3bab85c274cf987.png

Screenshot2024-02-12at6_01_34PM.thumb.png.11fb6263a3cbf3b2e81f0d95faea95ea.png

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The new graphic is from the movie credits - we've been to many of the places on the map and thought it fit our lifestyle...

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The graphic is held in place temporarily with painters tape and will be fixed permanently after we have CGI do their magic in Fredericksburg during the eclipse rally.

Screenshot2024-02-12at6_02_39PM.thumb.png.51d3066fe758f72c22e2cd5417460cd6.png

Yellowing was apparent but not as bad as expected.  Until the rally in April, we'll be using the same 3M anti-oxidizer that CGI uses to blend in the gelcoat with the Cyclo and bring it back to life.

Piece of cake...

Cheers, all!

 

 

CGI does a great job.  Hard working guys.

John

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11 hours ago, Patriot said:

Consider adding this cable sleeve to your Andersen chains for a super sano look, you will thank me later. 😊

Look again a bit closer, they're already on the chains... HA!  Thanks, anyway, @Patriot!

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Chain sleeves:

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46 minutes ago, topgun2 said:

As far as I know -

The original "chain sleeve" idea came from none other than -

Foy!

Exactly what I recall, @topgun2 - although I got it from you!  HA!

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Those chain sleeves really clean up the appearance of the Andersen chains as well. I had the Ollie Andersen WDH on my when towing with my former Tundra and like the sleeves well they looked sano!👍🏻😊

Just a thought Max! 

 

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58 minutes ago, Patriot said:

Those chain sleeves really clean up the appearance of the Andersen chains as well. I had the Ollie Andersen WDH on my when towing with my former Tundra and like the sleeves well they looked sano!👍🏻😊

I'll second that -

Makes keeping those chains cleaner looking without actually having to clean them.  Additionally, after awhile the chains will start to rust in spots.  With the sleeves you'll never even see the rust.  Therefore out of sight, out of mind.

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1 hour ago, Patriot said:

I had the Ollie Andersen WDH on my when towing with my former Tundra and like the sleeves well they looked sano!👍🏻😊

Concur, 100%, @Patriot - Very sano mod, indeed.  Practically, however - they keep from chipping the black paint/powdercoating off the bulldog if they're wrapped over the top...   Good thought, David!

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15 hours ago, MAX Burner said:

The graphic is held in place temporarily with painters tape and will be fixed permanently after we have CGI do their magic in Fredericksburg during the eclipse rally.

You'll want the graphics on before they do the ceramic coating, else it won't stick. Plus, the ceramic coating over the graphics helps protect them. If you let them know ahead of time what you're doing, I'd imagine they would polish the top front first to give you time to apply the graphics before coating.

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3 minutes ago, Steve Morris said:

If you let them know ahead of time what you're doing, I'd imagine they would polish the top front first to give you time to apply the graphics before coating.

Exactly right on, Steve.  I spoke with Colin yesterday afternoon and he's saying the same thing.  We're getting his recommended 3M gelcoat polishing compound today to cleanup some of the oxidation where the graphic will be placed before we get to TX.

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20 hours ago, MAX Burner said:

Concur, 100%, @Patriot - Very sano mod, indeed.  Practically, however - they keep from chipping the black paint/powdercoating off the bulldog if they're wrapped over the top...   Good thought, David!

I had just enough leftover web sleeving after covering my bike security chains to treat the Oliver tow chains. Marring the bulldog is one thing, but very expensive ebikes is another!

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On 2/13/2024 at 6:44 AM, topgun2 said:

With the sleeves you'll never even see the rust.  Therefore out of sight, out of mind.

I'm not really sure that is a good thing.

GJ

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33 minutes ago, Geronimo John said:

With the sleeves you'll never even see the rust.  Therefore out of sight, out of mind.

 

33 minutes ago, Geronimo John said:

I'm not really sure that is a good thing.

Well, "never" is a really long time!

And ""out of sight, out of mind" should not be taken literally.

As with virtually all things these Andersen Chains should be inspected at least annually.  With the woven sleeves mentioned, this is a fairly easy thing to do since they are normally held in place with one or two "zip ties".  Each Spring I simply clip the zip ties on each end and push the sleeve back as far as possible looking for damaged places in the chain and hit it with a power washer.  After it dries, the sleeves are rolled/pushed back into place and secured once again with a new zip tie.

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LOL, I was thinking of someone covering their safety chains.  Since we see too often see other trailers with their chains sparking on the pavement.  But then we can't fix stupid.

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On 2/12/2024 at 8:16 PM, MAX Burner said:

So... for those of you with "older" OTTs and want to know to what level your gelcoat has oxidized, try this:

Take off the Oliver Logo and find out!  Which is exactly what we did this afternoon - a couple plastic razor blades, a heat-gun, some "Goof-Off", and a little elbow grease and about 45 minutes later:

Screenshot2024-02-12at6_01_21PM.thumb.png.76084d8da19e71dea3bab85c274cf987.png

Screenshot2024-02-12at6_01_34PM.thumb.png.11fb6263a3cbf3b2e81f0d95faea95ea.png

Screenshot2024-02-12at6_01_50PM.thumb.png.7afe8196f3093e6e5962fbbada85d672.png

The new graphic is from the movie credits - we've been to many of the places on the map and thought it fit our lifestyle...

Screenshot2024-02-12at6_02_06PM.thumb.png.c8f5c9f88f68c63f9e1410f143bbb33b.png

The graphic is held in place temporarily with painters tape and will be fixed permanently after we have CGI do their magic in Fredericksburg during the eclipse rally.

Screenshot2024-02-12at6_02_39PM.thumb.png.51d3066fe758f72c22e2cd5417460cd6.png

Yellowing was apparent but not as bad as expected.  Until the rally in April, we'll be using the same 3M anti-oxidizer that CGI uses to blend in the gelcoat with the Cyclo and bring it back to life.

Piece of cake...

Cheers, all!

 

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