my 1100 rebuild/resto

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Re: my 1100 rebuild/resto

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Very nice!
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Gc33 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Rednaxs60 wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:35 am Nice job on the heads. Mine were done as well, checked with a straight edge and all is well. Think I'll do the same to the intake/exhaust ports and clean them up a bit. I went and protected the exterior finish using a CERAKOTE product MC-5100 specifically for aluminum. The prep for the application is to clean and degrease then wash with DAWN dish soap then apply. Puts a good protective coating on the part/piece. Did my engine cases, parts and pieces. Leaves a good finish. Highly recommended especially after you having the vapour blasting done.
#Rednaxs60 how did you go with your heads? Get them cleaned up?
Just got around to cleaning the intake/exhaust ports. Before:
Head ports 2.jpg
After:
Head ports 3.jpg
Used dremel then followed up with red and grey scrubbies to smooth out the dremel marks. Both heads done. been working mostly on the paint side of the project, get the painting done before the weather turns. Finished up the front wheel, looks good. Before:
Tire Rim Before.jpg
Finished:
Front Wheel Finished.jpg
Have more ideas on what I am going to use the CERAKOTE on. Supposed to be used within a year. Taking the rear wheel off to tackle it. Will be cleaning up and painting the calipers and other brake parts. Snowball effect. Cheers
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1985 GL1200 Limited Edition
1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
2012 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom
Ontario 1985 GL1200 Limited Edition (sold)
2008 GL1800 (sold)
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Re: my 1100 rebuild/resto

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Looking good. For the heads I also used a fine wet and dry sand paper with some wd40 or crc on it and then I used some polishing barrels on my dremel with autosol...
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Thanks, may do a bit more on the ports. Right now I'm agonizing over the pinstripe that I need to put back on the body panels. It's a 1/8" wide stripe, then a 1/8" gap, then a final 1/16" stripe - both gloss black. This pic shows what I want:
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The panel on the left is original, the panel on the right has had the pinstripe removed for painting. Need to put the pinstripe back on. Have seen videos where the pinstripe is painted on, very steady hands, and one where the pinstripe was put on in paint layers, taped for the desired result, painting finished then tape removed exposing the pinstripe. I have an airbrush that might be good for the pinstripe. Going to put the gold and brown metallic colours on first then decide on the way ahead. Will do the pinstripe before I clear coat.
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2012 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom
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Re: my 1100 rebuild/resto

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Awesome job rednaxs60!
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