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Old 01-18-2014, 09:58 AM
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Some of you (me) old-timers will use the "good old ball peen hammer method" to make the gaskets.
If you have a problem with dogs chasing you- eventually they get old and bored and leave you alone...if they are smart.
Every thing one needs to make a quality gasket
it's a hame the upload made me cut out the CASE XX 2 Finn
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:11 PM
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I don't recall seeing this in the thread, but I use the foam BMX handgrips to cut down on the dreaded hand buzz.
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:00 PM
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I don't recall seeing this in the thread, but I use the foam BMX handgrips to cut down on the dreaded hand buzz.
Me, too. Then I cover them in elk hide and stitch them up. Nice for arthritic old hands.even if you don't have engine vibrations.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:53 AM
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I am hoping that I'm in the right place to get a tip?
I have a 1947 JC Higgins had it Bead Blasted and bought Rustolium Primer, Paint and clear lacquer cleaned the metal with acetone, primed and started with cream color and Bam! Crinkle! ok color sand re-paint, everything cool then Lacquer Bam! Crinkle! ok everything stripped for 3rd time what is going on ????????????
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:41 AM
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I am hoping that I'm in the right place to get a tip?
I have a 1947 JC Higgins had it Bead Blasted and bought Rustolium Primer, Paint and clear lacquer cleaned the metal with acetone, primed and started with cream color and Bam! Crinkle! ok color sand re-paint, everything cool then Lacquer Bam! Crinkle! ok everything stripped for 3rd time what is going on ????????????
I had a similar experience with one build. I stripped the bike to bare metal, primed it, painted with the color coat and when spraying the final clear coat it immediately crinkled and looked like ****. It turns out that I had not waited long enough for the color coat to cure before giving it the clear coat. Don't remember how long I waited, but it wasn't enough. What might be a good idea is to test paint something that doesn't matter, an old fender or something and then test a small area with the clear coat to see if you've waited long enough for the curing of the color coat.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:56 AM
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1st time I waited a week because I was working a job that left me no time to mess with it , so after that week I color sanded it and clear coated it and immediately got Crinkle now today I just said #$% it primed, waited an hour for it to dry then then laid down the cream color waited about 10 min then cleared JEEZZZZZZZ!! it came out Beautiful!! now I'm going to wait for the cure then color sand , mask the spears out and lay down the black then clear again so far I've just been messing with the forks until I can get it down Pat I had to get the frame re- bead blasted and it is still bare metal.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:09 AM
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I ride year round rain, snow, sleet, or heat & being the "USE EVERYTHING & ANYTHING you have" for what you need type of person I am.

Your ride is too clean for a sane person's.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:44 AM
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:42 PM
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1st time I waited a week because I was working a job that left me no time to mess with it , so after that week I color sanded it and clear coated it and immediately got Crinkle now today I just said #$% it primed, waited an hour for it to dry then then laid down the cream color waited about 10 min then cleared JEEZZZZZZZ!! it came out Beautiful!! now I'm going to wait for the cure then color sand , mask the spears out and lay down the black then clear again so far I've just been messing with the forks until I can get it down Pat I had to get the frame re- bead blasted and it is still bare metal.
Your clearcoat is attacking your basecoat. Get the right paint and clear.
Using products made to work together from the same manufacturer will prevent this issue.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:52 PM
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Eveything is Rustolium Primer, Paint and Clear I found the key to this is not to fallow directions and Waite 1 hr. to 48 hr. but rather Waite about 10 mins. then clear coat that way everything blends and dry's together, waiting for the recommended time limits only causes the paint to re-activate then the clear will shrink with the reactivation of the paint underneath as it dry's.
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