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Author Topic: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration! She Is Still Winning Awards!  (Read 52574 times)

Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #30 on: Apr 03, 2012, 17:04:45 »
out of curiosity what has been your results with sharkhide?  Bad memory but assume this is the same stuff that was mentioned after bead blasting alum?  No yellowing or issues on a hot motor/cylinder jugs?
 
Mike

Brother you are correct, sharkhide is what we used on the blasted covers for the La Pastinaca engine build. Brother Habanero52 is still building his chassis so it has not been tested on that engine yet however we did test it on some polished engine covers for a team members bandit 600 and it is doing well so far. The shark hide leaves a nice semi gloss looking finish on blasted aluminum however when it is applied to a polished aluminum surface it leaves a light rainbow finish. I applied it to the footpeg mounts for the Bridgestone which are clean steel and it left a nice satin clear coat looking finish.
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Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #31 on: Apr 03, 2012, 18:19:38 »
I clear coated some more parts today and they are curing now, I have not taken photos of all the parts I clear coated yesterday however I thought I would share photos of a few of them so you can see how they look now!





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Offline miken5678

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #32 on: Apr 04, 2012, 14:28:39 »
thanks for the heads up.  I cant remember if I got this below link off here or just general searching but after media blasting my indian cases just the oil on my hands presented a problem.  Glad I found sharkhide through your post but also wondered, and posed the question to the guy on the website, if the vapor blasting would even help or get rid of the bead blasting porous issue.  Wasnt sure if you might have had any experience with the vapor blasting.

http://www.vaporblasting.biz/index.html


Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #33 on: Apr 20, 2012, 00:57:54 »
I have been working on restoring the last few small pieces that we will be painting black or silver and only have a couple pieces left to spray with primer and I will be ready to paint them all, I will add photos of them after I am finished painting. One of the pieces is the speedometer which had red paint overspray on the lens and trim ring which I was able to remove by polishing, the outer case also had a lot of small pitting which I repaired. Here is a photo of the speedometer in primer.



Brother Casi85 shipped all of the pieces he had rechromed back to me today, I looked like a child on Christmas morning unwrapping all of these pretty parts! Hahahaha!



I also started sanding the aluminum pieces for polishing including the top triple tree and the brake hubs for the rims, I will add before and after photos of the aluminum pieces as I complete them as well. There were also a lot of nice new parts in the packages I received today including new rims and spokes so as soon as I finish sanding and polishing the hubs I will assemble and true the rims.




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Offline andycafe

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #34 on: Apr 20, 2012, 08:51:59 »
Man I love shiny bits! good job

Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #35 on: Apr 20, 2012, 23:55:45 »
Man I love shiny bits! good job


Brother I can not wait to start bolting all of the chrome to the frame!
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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #36 on: Apr 20, 2012, 23:57:32 »
Today I worked some more on restoring the last few small pieces that we are painting either silver or black for the Bridgestone. The chain guard that was on the motorcycle had heavy rust damage so Brother casi85 included a replacement chain guard in the parts that I received from him yesterday, today I started restoring it with the other parts as it will be silver and I was able to get it sprayed with primer.



This photo shows the tail light and tag bracket that I also worked on restoring today and was able to spray with primer.

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Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #37 on: Apr 22, 2012, 01:50:41 »
I had originally planned on trying to finish some of the paint work on the small parts today and I was able to spray the silver basecoat on the chain guard and the back side of the tail light bracket however it rained this afternoon and there was a lot of moisture in the air so I sanded some of the aluminum parts instead.

I am working on a lot of different parts however I would like to complete the front end components first, this photo shows the restored speedometer bracket with the silver base coat and clear coat.



Brother casi85 would like all of the aluminum pieces to be as close to factory as possible so he has asked me not to remove the casting marks, etc. and give the parts a light polish. I worked on the front brake plate this afternoon as well as a few other pieces for the front end. These photos show the handle bar clamps and the top triple tree, I still have more work to do before they are complete however this is how they look this evening.







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Offline joeyputt

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #38 on: Apr 23, 2012, 15:33:27 »
Brother casi85 has purchased a lot of beautiful new parts for this build including all new rubber, this photo shows the new rubber for the fual tank mounts that I installed on the frame today.



He also sent new old stock reflectors for the front and rear of the motorcycle, I installed the rear ones on the frame today.



I normally like to build a motorcycle starting at the front and working my way back however when I started work this morning I could not resist bolting some of this new chrome to the frame so I installed the rear fender and grab bar with their brackets and mounts which were also just replated with new chrome. I carried the frame outside to take a few good photos, you can also see the rear reflectors mounted to the frame in these photos.









I also mounted the ignition switch just because I wanted to have this cool keychain on the frame!



I am going to get back to work on the front end and will try to post more photos this evening!
« Last Edit: Apr 23, 2012, 15:41:08 by joeyputt »
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Offline Habanero52

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Re: Bridgestone M2/SS 200cc Motorcycle Restoration
« Reply #39 on: Apr 23, 2012, 20:14:01 »
WOW!!!!!!!
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