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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG WINTER 20

Post #46 by Easy rider » Tue May 07, 2013 10:07 am

Hello. What is the "life expectancy" of the powder coated exhaust headers? How long till the powder coat eventually begin to deteriorate? (Peel and flake off) Thanks Ed.

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Post #47 by sunnbobb » Tue May 07, 2013 11:22 am

Yes, you would need a way to hold the parts, perhaps leave them attached to the engine?
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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG WINTER 20

Post #48 by sunnbobb » Mon May 27, 2013 12:09 am

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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG WINTER 20

Post #49 by robin1731 » Mon May 27, 2013 8:44 am

Easy rider wrote:Hello. What is the "life expectancy" of the powder coated exhaust headers? How long till the powder coat eventually begin to deteriorate? (Peel and flake off) Thanks Ed.



I can only speak for my pipes. The ones on my race bike are coated inside and outside. They were done ~8 years ago. Still look new. They see a lot more heat than a street bike does. But of course they don't get quite the abuse from stones and stuff picked up on the road.
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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG WINTER 20

Post #50 by sunnbobb » Mon May 27, 2013 1:08 pm

Thanks Robin, missed this post. The powder is a 1200 degree rated silicon based powder. It should last a very long time as long as no rocks or whatever hit the coating and chip it off.
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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG WINTER 20

Post #51 by sunnbobb » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:10 am

Here is a set of 76 mufflers with high temp powder coating
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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG WINTER 20

Post #52 by sunnbobb » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:34 pm

Just finished another final. Our fourth this year. You guys are killin us.
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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG 2013

Post #53 by sunnbobb » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:15 am

Polishing is somewhat of a black art. Prying secrets out of journeymen can be an exercise in futility. We are not sworn to any secrecy, such as a magician, nonetheless, the best techniques for polishing are actually not readily available on the web. Oh yes, you can read or watch videos with guys using this polish and that wheel, and the results are always amazing. I have discovered something however. Not all aluminum is alike. The aluminum on a V8 valve cover is much softer and easier to polish than say, a GL1000 valve covers. And something from a 1970 Triumph is harder yet. So hard, it seems like you are simply buffing the tarnish rather than the aluminum.

Anyway, here is a secret I have not told you yet. I am frequently asked how to get the black polish residue off of the part easily. When I first started, I used mineral spirits or lighter fluid, followed by a hot water bath and mild dish soap. I still had to rub some of the polish off, and the mineral spirits would leave a rainbow if not completely removed. And acetone worked great, as long as you wore a gas mask and chemical gloves. Not long after I started I found the secret. And I am surprised none of my customers have "sniffed" it out.

So here it is. Peanut Butter. Not kidding. Yup, smear some creamy peanut butter on the black residue, wait a minute and then wipe it off with a clean towel. The towel quickly turns black. Wash the entire assembly with mild soapy hot water and rinse. Done.


And a warning for folks doing this at home: Do not attempt this if you are stoned and haven't eaten that day. A peanut butter timing belt cover ain't so good for your teeth. Just sayin'.
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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG 2013

Post #54 by mcgovern61 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:16 pm

sunnbobb wrote:And a warning for folks doing this at home: Do not attempt this if you are stoned and haven't eaten that day. A peanut butter timing belt cover ain't so good for your teeth. Just sayin'.


Now that is funny! lolol

Getting ready to send some GL1100 valve covers!
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1st ride: 81' Suzuki GN400

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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG 2013

Post #55 by sunnbobb » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:52 pm

A labor of love. GL1100 Polished Final finished today..
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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG 2013

Post #56 by trail_guy2001 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:43 am

Those polished finals are such a great statement! I know not everyone agrees, but I love the bling that the polished finals adds to the bike and 'Bradshaw Bikes' is the team to help us achieve that extra something to our NGW.
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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG 2013

Post #57 by sunnbobb » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:23 pm

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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG 2013

Post #58 by sunnbobb » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:56 pm

Fall winter discount. Place your order before November 30 and get 5% off! Be sure to mention this posting.
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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG 2013

Post #59 by bob » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:58 am

sunnbobb wrote:A labor of love. GL1100 Polished Final finished today..


Hi Rich. I believe this is my final drive. I apologize for my lack of manners. I never contacted you to let you know how thrilled I am with the quality of the polish ! I haven't installed it yet. I plan to do it this winter after I send the rest of the polishable bits to you, to get the full effect.

I'm also considering the hydraulic clutch conversion. Any problems for an 82?

I'd also like to thank Dave Morgan from PsychoCycles for the great experience, selling me a great quality drive and then sending it to you for polish.

Anyway, thanks again for the top notch job.....

Bob
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Re: BRADSHAW BIKES POLISHING & RESTORATION CATALOG 2013

Post #60 by sunnbobb » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:35 pm

Hi Bob, thanks. No prob on the conversion, let me know and i can get a jump on the rebuild parts, thanks
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