Clear coating raw steel on the cheap?

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  1. maurtis

    maurtis New Member

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    I agree wholeheartedly! CCC's builds are rolling artwork.
     
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    Today over lunch, instead of eating I worked on the bike, naturally ;)

    I went with wet sanding using 2000 grit paper, which surprisingly provided just about the same level of polish that I had with the brass wire wheel, but much more consistent from spot to spot, using a shoeshine-like technique. Followed that with more polishing by hand with Mother's and it is coming along nicely. I was afraid that the 2000 grit would not be agressive enough to do anything useful, but it seems to be fine. I would rather go a little too gentle and spend more time at it, than too aggressive.

    The frame is almost where I want it to be, so another hour or two with the 2000 grit and polishing, and hopefully be ready to clear. Probably tomorrow morning if the weather holds out.

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    Gorgeous sunny (and very hot) morning, did a little more wet sanding and buffing, then sprayed 3 coats of Rustoleum Clear Engine Enamel. I got a little run on the top of the seatpost, but can wet sand that down after it cures.

    So in 7 days, I can assemble and hopefully ride, woohoo!

    I will update this post after some ride time to see how the clear holds up, especially to the gas spewed from the carb...

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    I like it. Looks good
     

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