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Old 01-13-2018, 07:12 PM   #16
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Nice write-up, Bill!

What's your process to spiff up fasteners?

I find a replacement Blackbird shock can you make me a Delrin bushing?
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:41 PM   #17
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Nice write-up, Bill!

What's your process to spiff up fasteners?

I find a replacement Blackbird shock can you make me a Delrin bushing?
Thanks Rick,

On some plain zinc plated nuts & bolts I just clean with an ultrasonic cleaner. If badly tarnished, I might chuck them up in the lathe (or a drill press works) and spin them against a Scotchbrite pad for a brushed finish, then clear coat. But on better plated bits I buff with a cotton wheel and a stick of Dico Tripoli compound. After buffing and cleaning with solvent, I may or may not clear coat.

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Hear this kit works good for replating fasteners, havent tried it myself. Cool bike and good luck with it.

https://www.eastwood.com/ew-electrop...-tin-zinc.html
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Have you considered the hot melt glue technique to remove/minimize the tank dent? I think Harbor Freight sells a kit and Jeff Bezos certainly does. Easy enough to make your own. I have never tried it but looks like fun.
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Hear this kit works good for replating fasteners, havent tried it myself. Cool bike and good luck with it.

https://www.eastwood.com/ew-electrop...-tin-zinc.html
Yeah I've heard the Eastwood plating kit does work kinda sorta. There are also youtube videos showing do it yourself versions. Just need to get around to doing it.

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Have you considered the hot melt glue technique to remove/minimize the tank dent? I think Harbor Freight sells a kit and Jeff Bezos certainly does. Easy enough to make your own. I have never tried it but looks like fun.
Yes I think something like that might work, maybe combined with some internal air pressure. I hate to try it myself though since the dent is right over a decal and I'm worried the heat might loosen it and lift it off. Need to consult an expert first.

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How about Paint-less Dent Removal that is done on cars
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I'm going to take it by one of those places to see what they say. One of their main methods is massaging out the dent from the back side, but due to the filler neck and shape of the bottom of the tank there is no access from inside. But maybe they have some methods that will work.

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