Saturday, May 22, 2010

Weekly Beauty

I'm finally working on cleaning the engine. I really wanted the engine to be clean and shinny, but decided that would be too much work. I used some engine degreaser, wire brushes and used the air gun to blow out all the dirt. I decided to paint it in high temp gloss black. I haven't decided if I want to polish the edges of the fins. Here is a picture of the engine before cleaning.

It cleaned up nicely.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Weekly Beauty

My husband Dave and our friend Mike decided to use paint remover on this tank, it was a little cold out and instead or removing the paint, it froze. What a nice mess it was. Dave did a lot of the dirty work getting this harden stuff off before I started to use the grinding wheel to get the paint off.

After a few weeks of bondo, sanding, bondo, sanding, sanding some more, I finally was able to put a coat of primer paint on. Then of course I had to do some more sanding, glazing, sanding, sanding, glazing, is this ever gonna end??. Finally after my husband said I was too picky, I stopped glazing and finally put black paint on the tank. Then I started wet sanding, painting, wet sanding, painting, is this ever gonna end, and now I'm down to the clear coat. It still needs a few more coats of clear then it will get a waxing, but this is where its at right now.

Well, I didn't work on my bike this week. My husband and I have been trying to fix our friend Mike's damn bike. He can't seem to get it going. He's so frustrated he took a few nights off, so my husband and I cleaned the carburetors, adjusted the timing on the electronic ignition & adjusted the clutch. After a woman's touch, it started up and sounded awesome. Now the generator is not recharging the battery. The rest is up to him, I'm going back to my bike.