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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

... I noticed mine are getting a few spots of moisture under-mining the clear coat. I was going to just strip it and then sand/ re-buff, but I think I would almost rather re-clear coat them.

Anyone here done this before? Do you glass bead them before repainting the clear?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Good timing 9, I was just about to ask a similar question.
What does everyone use for a clearcoat after a clean and polish.

I have used glass bead to clean this one, the one next to it what the clean one looked like before.

Then its polish time, but just to a stock luster.


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digitalpizza - Pete Rose
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hey Guys,
I have a detailed description on my site on how to restore the finish on polished parts. go to www.digitalpizza.com
Just go to the 1100F restoration page and check it out.
Lot of work, but worth it in the end.
Good Luck
Pete
 
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digitalpizza - Pete Rose
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Opps, sorry, click on the Swing Arm & Brackets section and scroll down to the foot peg brackets restoration part.
Pete
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

So what does everyone use for a clearcoat?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I remove it and leave it off... Couple reasons

Clear/Paint/Powdercoating are all coating which hold heat..

It's much easier to clean and polish parts that do not have that clear coat on it...

If you want to reclear it though... EEastwood makes a "diamond clear" for clear bare metals.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Actualy the coating isnt what holds the heat.
In fact if you were to paint it black (flat black is best) it would disipate more heat that just the plain aluminum.

If you clean and polish your parts and don't clear them you'll be cleaning and polishing again in no time.

I assume (ya I know) that if the parts were clearcoated in the first place, and it lasted 23 years, doing it again shouldnt be a bad idea.
Of course I could be totaly off base here....
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Sorry about not liking the coating... You can't convince me that the clear on the case covers doesn't hold heat... it is a coating... I know you can buy heat dispersing paint for iron jugs that is flat black... I really don't want to do that either... The heat difference is probably minimal but it makes me feel better.

I removed the coating from my brightwork 2 yeas ago and it is actually holding up just fine with minimum cleaning. You can check it out un "Blue CB1100F" in the for sale section... (sorry don't know how to do a link).....

That picture is about 3 weeks since I cleaned the bike... And yes, I ride this bike almost everyday... As a matter of fact... I took this pic after returning from a 1200 mile 3 day trip up to and around the Jackson Hole area....

Just my $.02 but I've restored about 30 vintage Japanese and European bikes for myself and others and remove the clear an almost any of the polished aluminum... Clear yellows over time... not to mention chipping, and spotting.... I usually give the bare aluminum a quick once over with the polish when I service the bike (big service not just oil). Gives me a chance to catch other problems too.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

No need to appoligize, I'm here to learn not berate.

You are correct the heat disapation differance is minimal (execpt the flat black option (any flat black will do))
Its really amaizing actualy.

I have two bikes now (4 sets of brightwork) so I'll give it a try and see.
On with the clean ones and off with the dirty.

Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Bush's polish for aluminum wheels works the best of any I've tried... if you can find it...
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Anybodt try FLITZ?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Use clear powder coating.
I have it over my sun gold powder coated rotors and an ignition cover and it really brings out the color of what ever it is on.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

Is this clear powder coat somthing you have to have a pro do or is it a do it your selfer
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

Fster wrote:
Is this clear powder coat somthing you have to have a pro do or is it a do it your selfer

It is done by a pro, the only way to go.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:16 am Reply with quote Back to top

fasterspider wrote:
Fster wrote:
Is this clear powder coat somthing you have to have a pro do or is it a do it your selfer

It is done by a pro, the only way to go.

I like everything else you can do it youself if you have the tools the time and the space.
An old oven (outside), a powder aplication device (E-bay) and some powder (e-bay too)

If your just doing small parts a toaster oven will do.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Another option is clear anodize. I don't know how well it would work on a polished valve cover but we have some machined aluminum covers where I work that are clear anodized and they look beautiful and take some punnishment. I don't think it's very expensive either.
 
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