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Old 07-18-2013, 05:03 PM   #2881
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Holy naked chick on a unicorn!

I'm going to clear coat over it and mount it I think. Its kinda retro or something. Wish I'd known it was there before I started, I'd have taken my time sanding.



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Old 07-18-2013, 06:17 PM   #2882
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Holy naked chick on a unicorn!

I'm going to clear coat over it and mount it I think. Its kinda retro or something. Wish I'd known it was there before I started, I'd have taken my time sanding.



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Definitely mount it as is.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:23 PM   #2883
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Oh man. So, whoever owned this bike previously, I think the owner before the guy I bought it from, had stuck a ton of those chrome metal caps over the bolts. That's fine, but they are a pain in the ass to get off without wrecking them. Anyway, I was out in the garage, enjoying a cheapskate beer, admiring the bike, and I had an idea...



It was like a perfect fit. ;)

I've created the next hipster trend. Now where do I cash in?

P.S. don't mind the water spots, those will get polished after I install the mirrors and relocate the signals. :)
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:42 PM   #2884
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Oh man. So, whoever owned this bike previously, I think the owner before the guy I bought it from, had stuck a ton of those chrome metal caps over the bolts. That's fine, but they are a pain in the ass to get off without wrecking them. Anyway, I was out in the garage, enjoying a cheapskate beer, admiring the bike, and I had an idea...



It was like a perfect fit. ;)

I've created the next hipster trend. Now where do I cash in?

P.S. don't mind the water spots, those will get polished after I install the mirrors and relocate the signals. :)
Thats sweet. Your bottle cap and my gas tank would go great together. (^) .

You polish out water spots? That's way too much work. Buy a cheapo leaf blower and use it to dry the bike after washing, then just wipe the bike down with a microfiber real quick. Turns out better in less time I think.

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Old 07-18-2013, 07:46 PM   #2885
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Holy naked chick on a unicorn!

I'm going to clear coat over it and mount it I think. Its kinda retro or something. Wish I'd known it was there before I started, I'd have taken my time sanding.



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Now that's just awesome!

Guess there's something to be said for sanding instead of using a chemical stripper.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:54 PM   #2886
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:27 PM   #2887
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Definitely mount it as is.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:49 AM   #2888
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a cheapo leaf blower and use it to dry the bike
Awsome
Why this idea hasn't occurred to me before is a little sad
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:48 AM   #2889
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Holy naked chick on a unicorn!

I'm going to clear coat over it and mount it I think. Its kinda retro or something. Wish I'd known it was there before I started, I'd have taken my time sanding.
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Can't wait to see it restored. Very cool............
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:22 AM   #2890
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Oh man. So, whoever owned this bike previously, I think the owner before the guy I bought it from, had stuck a ton of those chrome metal caps over the bolts. That's fine, but they are a pain in the ass to get off without wrecking them. Anyway, I was out in the garage, enjoying a cheapskate beer, admiring the bike, and I had an idea...



It was like a perfect fit. ;)

I've created the next hipster trend. Now where do I cash in?

P.S. don't mind the water spots, those will get polished after I install the mirrors and relocate the signals. :)


I Liked That!!

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Old 07-19-2013, 01:43 PM   #2891
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You polish out water spots? That's way too much work. Buy a cheapo leaf blower and use it to dry the bike after washing, then just wipe the bike down with a microfiber real quick. Turns out better in less time I think.
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Awsome
Why this idea hasn't occurred to me before is a little sad
That is one of the most red necked but useful tips I have heard, definitely going to try it out
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:12 PM   #2892
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That is one of the most red necked but useful tips I have heard, definitely going to try it out
Hey I resemble that remark. Er... something....

It works good. Gets the water out of nooks and crannies, switches, etc.

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Old 07-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #2893
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #2894
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That is one of the most red necked but useful tips I have heard, definitely going to try it out
There are commercially available items marketed specifically for the purpose. But, if you already have a leaf blower, why buy something else to stick in the garage. I've been using a leaf blower to dry my bikes for years.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:40 PM   #2895
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Holy naked chick on a unicorn!

I'm going to clear coat over it and mount it I think. Its kinda retro or something. Wish I'd known it was there before I started, I'd have taken my time sanding.



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Clear and mount it!

Not only does the naked chick on a unicorn look good, I'm digging the rest of the marbled look of the rest of the tank. You could start a trend.
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