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Author Topic: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing  (Read 54400 times)

Offline goldy

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #280 on: Mar 31, 2019, 11:32:15 »
Love it, especially the brass and woodwork together!
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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #281 on: Mar 31, 2019, 16:44:58 »
Friggin exceptional!
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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #282 on: Apr 01, 2019, 01:42:15 »
Noddy, will you share your bluing, browning, and painting process?

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #283 on: Apr 01, 2019, 19:48:26 »
Noddy, will you share your bluing, browning, and painting process?

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I have no idea how these process are employed either. I’d be very interested to learn about it - it certainly looks terrific.


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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #284 on: Apr 01, 2019, 20:12:17 »
Noddy, will you share your bluing, browning, and painting process?

Fer sure... It's actually pretty simple, just a bit time-consuming (on the frame especially because you've got to do it a section at a time):

1. Wire wheel all the steel to get a bit of a textured finish.
2. Acetone clean up.
3. Heat the steel with a MAPP torch, apply Mark Lees Express Brown #2 (https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/metal-prep-coloring/blackening-browning/express-brown-2-prod41671.aspx) - it'll be a bit patchy but that's cool because it'll give the blue somewhere to go.
4. Wipe off with hot water after about 30 seconds.
5. Clean excess with steel wool.
6. Acetone clean up.
7. Apply Perma Blue (https://birchwoodcasey.com/content/perma-blue®-liquid-gun-blueing-3-oz-32-oz) - no heat needed.
8. Wipe off with hot water after about 30 seconds, steel wool, acetone and repeat steps 7 and 8 again if needed.
9. Several coats of Penetrol (http://www.floodaustralia.net/products/paint_additives/penetrol.php) for sealing and rust protection.
10. Several coats of marine grade oil-based satin polyurethane top coat.
11. Cross your fingers and hope it all turns out well.
12. If you're like me, hate the final colour mix, strip it all off and do it all again... ;)

No guarantees about the longevity of the finish, it's a bit trial and error, but we'll see how it holds up!
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #285 on: Apr 02, 2019, 08:43:33 »
Noddy, after all the work it might have been prudent to do a 2K satin over the top to make it really durable etc. But no matter what it looks great!
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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #286 on: Apr 02, 2019, 20:07:55 »
Yeah, unfortunately you can't 2K over Penetrol, so it's all a bit of a compromise. From what I've read Penetrol is about as good on bare metal as anything, so I'm hoping that'll do the heavy lifting, and the satin is for the finished effect and some protection. Given the timber and everything else on the bike, I think it's really only a fair-weather rider anyway, and it'll mostly be stored under cover. So the theory is marine varnish should hold up pretty well under those circumstances. Theory is all well and good though... we'll just have to see how it performs. If it's no good, I guess I'm pulling the bike apart again...
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #287 on: Apr 02, 2019, 21:58:58 »
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If you're like me, hate the final colour mix, strip it all off and do it all again...
Ha ha... so I am not the only one  :-\

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #288 on: Apr 20, 2019, 22:30:17 »
This is really incredible work man.

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #289 on: May 12, 2019, 07:19:36 »
I know I've been saying this for a while, but "nearly there"...

CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0