Thread: Bike Bobber
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:35 PM
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Default Re: Bike Bobber

After roughing in the pit repairs with a dremel tool I finished blending them in by hand with a crescent moon shaped bastard file. A die grinder with a sanding disc or barrel will do the job too, but in this case a file can work just as good or better, and cheaper too. A good quality file properly used can last for decade's or more. To blend in the pit repairs I used long rolling twisting strokes of the curved side of the file. I worked both sides of the entire arc at once not in sections. Always use a bastard file with forward stokes only. Dragging the file backwards against the work surface only serves to dull the file prematurely. Also use a file card to keep your files clean and you will produce better results and your files will last longer, oh and your tool box drawer will stay cleaner too.
If you have to force it there must be a better way
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