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Author Topic: Restoration project - CB400F 1975.  (Read 2620 times)

Offline kiki.o

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Re: Restoration project - CB400F 1975.
« Reply #20 on: Aug 23, 2017, 16:41:47 »
Hi all,

As I can see, photobucket images are not visible any more... Hope I'll be able to recreate them in the future. In the meanwhile, I'll host pictures from Google Photos, so please let me know if there will be any problems with the display of the photos. TIA.

I have been working on my bike lately... Mostly, I've prepared and painted the tank and side covers. Marks were painted instead of the decals...

Here are few pictures of the process.

Preparation : putty and filler after several layers with sanding in between.



Painted red.



Added masks and painted the side marks on the covers.








This is what it looks now vs how it looked like before....  :)



Added gold for Honda outline.





Masked and painted inner section with blue.



Result:



I have masked inner section now and sand it gently with 4000.





Masks off...







Final result:



That's about it, now onto final gloss coat, with sanding and polishing over the painted marks to even the finish.

Stay tuned,

Kristijan


« Last Edit: Aug 24, 2017, 03:05:15 by kiki.o »

Offline AimlessMoto

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Re: Restoration project - CB400F 1975.
« Reply #21 on: Aug 24, 2017, 10:14:37 »
I can't wait to see it under some clear-coat! That looks phenomenal!

Offline Maritime

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Re: Restoration project - CB400F 1975.
« Reply #22 on: Aug 24, 2017, 10:18:49 »
Awesome job on the paint! When you bury that in Clear it will be amazing.
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Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: Restoration project - CB400F 1975.
« Reply #23 on: Aug 24, 2017, 10:24:33 »
Outstanding job !

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Re: Restoration project - CB400F 1975.
« Reply #24 on: Aug 24, 2017, 10:32:11 »
Awesome!
Nice to see someone go to the full effort instead of throwing on some vinyl and calling it a day

Offline kiki.o

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Re: Restoration project - CB400F 1975.
« Reply #25 on: Aug 29, 2017, 06:34:13 »
Thank you all on kind words.  8)

Next onto clear cote and polishing, so I can call it a day and proceed to front forks and instruments rebuild.

Regards,

Kristijan

Offline tattoo

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Re: Restoration project - CB400F 1975.
« Reply #26 on: Nov 22, 2017, 22:21:45 »
Haven't read this one for a while....but also notice that it's gone quiet a little.   PLEASE----keep us posted on this one!!!   I'm blown away by the amount of effort put into the tank and covers' painting!!!   Humbled.

Looks AMAZING!

Offline 3DogNate

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Re: Restoration project - CB400F 1975.
« Reply #27 on: Nov 23, 2017, 12:00:17 »
Awesome!
Nice to see someone go to the full effort instead of throwing on some vinyl and calling it a day

Agreed... well done.. but don't forget full effort would have just been a sticker on top of everything.. Honda wasn't doing anything under clear coat back then. This would be above and beyond that.

And that's some tedious masking.... I hate doing shit like that.

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Restoration project - CB400F 1975.
« Reply #28 on: Nov 23, 2017, 19:31:47 »
I agree with the others, great work, waiting for the clear coat!
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