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    Regarding the VHT chassis paint.. forgive my lack of proper painting terms, but how well does it cover, build or whatever the term may be? I may have a frame lined up, and it will be painted black before the swap -1150s are silver as you know. I used the VHT epoxy on my wheels and it took a lot of coats to cover the bare aluminum parts. I'm thinking its either peculiar to the epoxy or to do with painting the bare aluminum.

    When consulting the magic 8 ball for advice, one must first ask it "will your answers be accurate?"

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    Glen, VHT is excellent in my opinion, each paint type is different, some require undercoat and others can be applied to bare metal.

    I always read the instructions on each can to verify which method is recommended.

    None of their paints will cover imperfections without telegraphing, so prep and using an undercoat and sanding it to smooth out any imperfections before final coats will provide a much nicer looking finish.

    What I find works well is 2 light coats, (very light) to lay down a base, about 5-10 mins apart, (more time if it's cool out) then the final coat as the wet coat to make it shine and give it some depth.

    About the only place I use gloss is on the frame, satin finish everywhere else as the amount of work between a good finish for gloss versus satin is quite a lot, and I love the satin finish from VHT.

    BTW I have had issues with paint coverage when the surface is not clean, or there is something impregnated into the metal that makes the paint not want to stick, happened on a brake caliper on one bike, I cleaned that part 3-4 times before I got it to cover fully, I wonder if that was the issue with your rims. (I've heard that some paint strippers leave a residue that must be removed fully before painting and are really tough to eliminate 100%)

    Nice to hear that you may have a new frame lined up.

    What are your plans regarding the VIN number/sticker, getting a new one or re-registering the bike?

    Regards,

    David.
    Last edited by Kiwi Canuck; 05-12-2017 at 11:16 AM.
    2013 DR 650 Grey, 1981 GS 650E Silver,
    1980 GS1000ST Blue & White, X2

    2012 DL650 Vstrom Foxy Orange, Daily Ride
    1981 CT110 "Postie Bike" Gone to a New Home.
    2002 BMW 1150 GS Blue & White - Sold
    1975 BMW R90/6 Black - Sold 1984 GS1150EF Sold
    1982 BMW R100 Africa trip, Stolen - Recovered- Sold
    1977-1980 Suzuki GS550, GS750's GS1000, GS1000E, GS 1000S GSX750, GSX1100, etc, Racing Years
    Hondas ST90, CR125 CB175 , CB350 CB750, NSU Quickly, Yamaha RD's 350/400,

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    Thanks for the info David.
    On my rims, I scrubbed them with green Scotchbrite pads, and hit the bare aluminum with 360 grit (I think) sandpaper and soap, and then rinsed, brushed, rinsed some more. The can stated that no primer is needed. Hindsight tells me that perhaps it was intended for pervoisly painted surfaces, as the can shows a car strut on it....
    The only spots that I had problems with, and they were very small, were the sharp edges on the spokes. Certainly not enough in my opinion to warrant a do over.

    The frame in question has a title, so I'll transfer the title to my name asap, then transfer registration when the time comes. Im curious to find out which year my 85 1150 will end up.... im hoping for an 85-86 so at least I'll get a spare 3.5" rear wheel. Its a weathered roller thats fairly complete, so im hoping to get good fairing brackets as a bonus.
    Last edited by dorkburger; 05-12-2017 at 12:12 PM.

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    -85 1150 es - Plus size supermodel.
    -Rusty old scooter.

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    Got a little painting started today, these things are hardly worth cleaning and painting but forgot to order them (twice) so I cleaned them up and gave them a shot of paint, (Bumper Chrome)



    Also started on the brake calipers,




    Used VHT Caliper paint in Satin finish.

    2013 DR 650 Grey, 1981 GS 650E Silver,
    1980 GS1000ST Blue & White, X2

    2012 DL650 Vstrom Foxy Orange, Daily Ride
    1981 CT110 "Postie Bike" Gone to a New Home.
    2002 BMW 1150 GS Blue & White - Sold
    1975 BMW R90/6 Black - Sold 1984 GS1150EF Sold
    1982 BMW R100 Africa trip, Stolen - Recovered- Sold
    1977-1980 Suzuki GS550, GS750's GS1000, GS1000E, GS 1000S GSX750, GSX1100, etc, Racing Years
    Hondas ST90, CR125 CB175 , CB350 CB750, NSU Quickly, Yamaha RD's 350/400,

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    I need to get some of this! Look'n nice.
    1982 GS650g ,1983 GS750ed "RayGun"
    82 & 83 GS1100g Ohhhh!........Torque sweet Temptress.........always whispering.... a murmuring Siren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie G View Post

    I need to get some of this! Look'n nice.
    That is nice paint for sure, here they are with the final coat.

    Last edited by Kiwi Canuck; 05-19-2017 at 11:27 PM.
    2013 DR 650 Grey, 1981 GS 650E Silver,
    1980 GS1000ST Blue & White, X2

    2012 DL650 Vstrom Foxy Orange, Daily Ride
    1981 CT110 "Postie Bike" Gone to a New Home.
    2002 BMW 1150 GS Blue & White - Sold
    1975 BMW R90/6 Black - Sold 1984 GS1150EF Sold
    1982 BMW R100 Africa trip, Stolen - Recovered- Sold
    1977-1980 Suzuki GS550, GS750's GS1000, GS1000E, GS 1000S GSX750, GSX1100, etc, Racing Years
    Hondas ST90, CR125 CB175 , CB350 CB750, NSU Quickly, Yamaha RD's 350/400,

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    Got a few more pieces done.

    I've found a pretty neat way to mask calipers and any round hole, I use the packing material from a PC box, like this.




    I use a utility knife to cut pieces that are about 1/2" too big and stuff it in the holes, I use a screw driver to make it fit in there nicely.







    2013 DR 650 Grey, 1981 GS 650E Silver,
    1980 GS1000ST Blue & White, X2

    2012 DL650 Vstrom Foxy Orange, Daily Ride
    1981 CT110 "Postie Bike" Gone to a New Home.
    2002 BMW 1150 GS Blue & White - Sold
    1975 BMW R90/6 Black - Sold 1984 GS1150EF Sold
    1982 BMW R100 Africa trip, Stolen - Recovered- Sold
    1977-1980 Suzuki GS550, GS750's GS1000, GS1000E, GS 1000S GSX750, GSX1100, etc, Racing Years
    Hondas ST90, CR125 CB175 , CB350 CB750, NSU Quickly, Yamaha RD's 350/400,

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    Got the engine prepped and painted, only had 1/2 can of VHT SP127 Universal Aluminum left over so I used VHT undercoat and a VHT caliper paint in Cast Aluminum.

    They do not sell the SP127 in Canada so I will need to order some more from the USA, last time I bought a few cans about 4 years ago and they lasted until now.

    Here she is starting to look better after the first coat of primer.




    Now a few coats of VHT Cast Aluminum SP735 (CSP735 in Canada)





    For the final coat I'll use the SP127. (or maybe not as that looks pretty nice the way it is)
    Last edited by Kiwi Canuck; 05-19-2017 at 11:24 PM.
    2013 DR 650 Grey, 1981 GS 650E Silver,
    1980 GS1000ST Blue & White, X2

    2012 DL650 Vstrom Foxy Orange, Daily Ride
    1981 CT110 "Postie Bike" Gone to a New Home.
    2002 BMW 1150 GS Blue & White - Sold
    1975 BMW R90/6 Black - Sold 1984 GS1150EF Sold
    1982 BMW R100 Africa trip, Stolen - Recovered- Sold
    1977-1980 Suzuki GS550, GS750's GS1000, GS1000E, GS 1000S GSX750, GSX1100, etc, Racing Years
    Hondas ST90, CR125 CB175 , CB350 CB750, NSU Quickly, Yamaha RD's 350/400,

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    Big Red showed up unexpectedly, last night when I arrived home he was in my garage parking spot.

    Well it seems I had "offered" to look at a neighbours friends Honda a while back as it wouldn't start.

    So he dropped it around yesterday while I was out and my boys had him put it in my garage.

    I finally got his number and I called him tonight to find out what the issue was and how long since the bike ran.

    Stopped running last Oct, Honda dealers won't touch it, has had 2 people look at it and they diagnosed as no spark, he has replaced the ignition coil, CDI unit and spark plug.

    I tested the magneto coil (exciter coil) and the reading I got was way off the spec so I've ordered a new unit and a gasket kit, so hopefully that's the issue.




    The exciter coil is the long one on the right side and supplies power to the ignition system, the other ones supply power for lights and battery etc.




    Hopefully back to the GS650 soon, been busy lately.
    Last edited by Kiwi Canuck; 05-25-2017 at 02:38 AM.
    2013 DR 650 Grey, 1981 GS 650E Silver,
    1980 GS1000ST Blue & White, X2

    2012 DL650 Vstrom Foxy Orange, Daily Ride
    1981 CT110 "Postie Bike" Gone to a New Home.
    2002 BMW 1150 GS Blue & White - Sold
    1975 BMW R90/6 Black - Sold 1984 GS1150EF Sold
    1982 BMW R100 Africa trip, Stolen - Recovered- Sold
    1977-1980 Suzuki GS550, GS750's GS1000, GS1000E, GS 1000S GSX750, GSX1100, etc, Racing Years
    Hondas ST90, CR125 CB175 , CB350 CB750, NSU Quickly, Yamaha RD's 350/400,

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