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Author Topic: BMW R90/6 Cafe  (Read 9953 times)

Offline ncologerojr

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Re: BMW R90/6 Cafe
« Reply #170 on: Jan 11, 2019, 11:47:32 »
I just read through your whole thread.  Very nice shaping work! 

Can you confirm the alloy, you mention 5054 but I only know 5052?  What filler rod?  On the upper half of the tank did you grind off the welds before planishing?  Did you weld inside and out?

I struggle to get panels smooth enough to polish, I'd like to talk to you some time about how to read the panels well enough to to that.

Thanks!

I use 3003 aluminum, with 1100 filler rod. The 5054 comment was not from me.

I donít usually grind my welds before planishing, unless I have a high-weld spot where I may have dipped too much filler. When tig welding, I run a fusion weld on the backside wherever I can. Gas welding is a better process for shaping, Iím just not as good as Iíd like to be yet.

As far as finishing panels for polishing, itís pretty simple, just takes practice. Iíd be happy to help you out if I can. Do you use Instagram? If so, look me up Catskill_Mtn_Customs, and send me a message.

Offline ncologerojr

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Re: BMW R90/6 Cafe
« Reply #171 on: Jan 11, 2019, 15:17:54 »
A few more shots.



Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: BMW R90/6 Cafe
« Reply #172 on: Jan 11, 2019, 16:30:22 »
Damn I wish this was staying brushed!  But I totally understand now why you're painting it and no doubt that'll look killer too.  Avante!
"I'm telling you Donnie, nuthin' but nuthin' but right"

Offline ncologerojr

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Re: BMW R90/6 Cafe
« Reply #173 on: Jan 12, 2019, 18:02:30 »
Damn I wish this was staying brushed!  But I totally understand now why you're painting it and no doubt that'll look killer too.  Avante!

Thanks man. Now the owner is asking about leaving it brushed or polished...