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Old 05-02-2017, 05:34 PM   #261
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...after long stressful hours letting the clear cure I am sanding all the paint work and start all over again.
Initially sanding with a soft pad light touch and 180 grit...imagine that but the micro bubbles stay there then I tested a 100 grit, slow rpms always, but not good enough so I went the hard way and taking all out.



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Old 05-03-2017, 06:16 AM   #262
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Too bad you had to go to all that extra work. Oh well, shit happens...I'm sure it will be worth all the effort when it's done.
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:25 PM   #263
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...hi Goldy; in this build seems all moving 1 step forward 2 backwards. The other day I was trying with the throttle cables but was not possible! Bad after markets crap; so I cut the lining etc to try to fit them right and after all the hassle (for a bit that they sell as the right part...) the larger cable loosen from the junction box leaving the tip/head there...those heads are hollow and I did not saw any soldering. Now I need to fabricate a home made cable but I do not have these top hat ferrules and the other small ferrules. In the lathe I can do thicker ferrules like the top hat but not the others.

Anyway, the other day I repainted the tank again; the scallops are a bit thinner. The white part is not hot like the previous time so may be I try to retouch it again...
I need to sand it to apply that infamous last clear coat.
In the meantime I am preparing the oil tank and applying the primer.

Still I do not know if I would go with the same scheme for this other tank and the rear fender or let all other black or only the oil tank blank or may be only the fender black and the tank with the scheme?

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Old 05-13-2017, 08:26 PM   #264
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Hey, Reverb,
I don't think I've ever posted in this thread, but I look forward to seeing any updates you post. I'm really liking what you're doing.
Sorry for the setbacks you've had, but I'm glad you're sticking with it.
I really liked the tanks the first time (before the setback), but I really like them the second time too!
I'd love for you to paint the tanks for my bike!
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:28 PM   #265
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I like the tank! Scallop proportions look better than the first time around.
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:19 AM   #266
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...thanks for your kind words, Phlogisticated. Regarding updates; sometimes I do not upload anything because I am re making stuff or doing things that do not deserves photos etc like the tale with those throttle cables.

Hi Ratso, may be they are more streamlined. Thanks
I just finished with the primer coat and sanding of the oil tank and fender but STILL unsure about what way to take.

Some points could be:

1-If I paint all with the same scheme the bike will look "skinnier" and lighter + kind of "too much" may be...

2-If I paint the rest with black (this black have pearls etc that are showed under the Sun) the bike would look "fuller"; but may be too dark.

3-If I paint the fender Black and the tank with the scheme I let only that fullness on the very rear; but if you look from behind the bike can lose that "racey" look.

4-If I let the oil tank black and paint the fender with the scheme I maintain some tracker/racer look, "hide" the tank; but I am not sure about the direct sunlight not letting the oil there un heat (this tin is too thin and the stock tanks have a cover)
Also I do not know if looks right all black.

I really need to decide it...when I do things for the clients I do not have any problems with the decisions.
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Old 05-14-2017, 12:22 PM   #267
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Speaking to your last point: ?? sixties Triumphs had black oil tanks and no cover. I can't imagine that black paint would contribute significantly to oil temp. Chrome would be worse, I would think.
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:19 PM   #268
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Black wont effect the oil temp at all,... and Black looks perfect on them.... see this link for how good they look.... http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...=189065&page=2


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Old 05-14-2017, 02:12 PM   #269
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...regarding the tank; most 60s Triumphs had the cover; like you see in that link that Magnum Pete posted.
Yes; looks pretty good, but this one is not stock (have the internal tubes etc stock) so not cover and is not so nice and thick like those ones; happened; like showed in previous posts that I modified the rear frame so the stock oil tank just does nit work anymore.

So Magnum, do you say to go with the scheme in the fender and black on the tank?
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:13 PM   #270
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Looking at the link I see one stock, coverless Triumph tank (mounts to right side) and one nicely chiral side cover (left side). No oil tank cover. Do we misunderstand one another?
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:09 PM   #271
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...sorry Ratso, my mistake; due to this tank is just positioned more to the middle (under the frame) so those covers (left) still could hidden it.
How ever, I will move the tank to the right to try to fit an small battery tray to the left (in first instance a battery was not a part of this build)
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:48 AM   #272
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...Thomassuman asked about the seat in previous comment and I said that the person that sewed and glued it made a bad job.
Yesterday I had enough nerve to unglue the lining and try to massage it here and there to make the most of a very bad stitching work that let the seat crooked to one side and the rear to the other plus an ant path with the sewing

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Old 05-19-2017, 11:22 AM   #273
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That's really a very fine-looking seat.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:28 PM   #274
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Seat looks perfect. Can't wait to see it with the tins mounted.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:45 PM   #275
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seat looks great - well done
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:28 AM   #276
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Hello Reverb,

I'm new here and discovered your build thread and went through all 14 pages.
Like that you keep plugging away at the bike and it is now taking shape and I can see that it is going to be a nice bike.

Really like what you did with the seat.

Not much more to go, I'll be watching!

Thanks
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:57 PM   #277
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...hello everyone and thanks; may be due to the photos but I think live you can see the imperfections.

So this thing continue to fights me this time I painted the rear mud guard then when I was pulling off one tape, an small part came out with the tape; very small may be 2 x 1 mm but I decided to spot paint that tiny place; also was in the tri coat White pearly part...
Coming good but in the last coat a black dot appeared..! may be was imperceptible to others but there under a bunch of fluorescent lights I saw it man. Many says is only a bike; is only a mud guard; is only paint; better to ride the fucker; well; they all are right but I do finish work so many things "blow ups" in front of my eyes; I always watching for imperfections etc
Ok, so for some reason I decided to use a needle to pull off the black dot; came out but leave there a tiny "hole"...to make it short, now I am with half of the paint off I redoing stuff.. Very stressing for me; this should be fun man.

--I used PU + anti scratch clear on the inside to have more thickness.

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Old 05-24-2017, 03:25 PM   #278
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Bummer, keep at it it will be worth the effort! Hopefully third time lucky.

Was the black dot contamination? Dust?
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:56 PM   #279
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...hi Monster, no; no dust; I think that was in the pearls or may be in the gun.
A bit of bad luck; you know, after put the paint in the gun I sprayed 3 times other area to prevent this possible contamination and in the fourth time; the one to the mudguard, happened..
Now, I am still trying with that white panel.
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