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Old 12-07-2013, 10:06 AM   #31
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Chemically stripped the wheel, cleaned it up, taped up and sanded the necessary area's . I'm lowering the lip that meets at the spokes and keeping the polished area (Lip) a bit shorter. I think it will clean up the look vs having some polished are sweeping up the lip onto the spoke area. It should hide some lines I'm not fond of.



Primer Etcher, 3 light coats, 3 medium coats. Waiting my 2 hour window to satin black the wheel.

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Old 12-07-2013, 10:19 AM   #32
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After I paint the satin black, and strip off the tape, I'll let her cure for a day or two, then I'll have to re-polish the lip to its mirror finish. The chemical aluminum strip took off the high polish finish, but at least I know my paint is adhering to the bare aluminum
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:24 AM   #33
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Well, I like the look , so I'll be saving some cash. What ya'll think?
Of course I haven't polished the lip yet.



Brake side



Another, non brake side



The rear wheel will get the same treatment
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:44 AM   #34
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Nice job, looking forward to the completion.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:09 PM   #35
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I like the wheels. Big savings over laced set or Performance Machine and they look great.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:49 AM   #36
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At the moment, waiting on some parts to come in to continue on the project. I really would like to do the re-wire, but that's just going to have to wait. I'm going to take off the rear wheel this weekend and re-do that .
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:37 AM   #37
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At the moment, waiting on some parts to come in to continue on the project. I really would like to do the re-wire, but that's just going to have to wait. I'm going to take off the rear wheel this weekend and re-do that .
Good news., parts to arrive by Dec 17. SWEET... Then I can really dive into the project.

Also have coming in are RSD cafe Black OPS gas cap, RSD moto footpegs and a Left and Right Todd's Cycle Bar end Shooter Mirrors (black also)
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:58 AM   #38
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:24 AM   #39
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:12 AM   #40
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looking good!

1stiski,
This project is looking good. What sort of chemical stripper
do you use on the aluminum? I think I may paint my fork lowers black
on my superglide.

thx, matt
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:37 AM   #41
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1stiski,
This project is looking good. What sort of chemical stripper
do you use on the aluminum? I think I may paint my fork lowers black
on my superglide.

thx, matt
I used a aluminum wash that is designed to clean aluminum diamond plate on commercial trucks. I bought it at a truck stop years ago. ITS very aggressive and ends up almost etching the aluminum, you want to avoid use on high polished surfaces cause it will dull them, hence why I had to polish the lips on my wheels again. I bought a Gallon of it and paid $45.00 over 15 years ago.
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:46 AM   #42
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I used a aluminum wash that is designed to clean aluminum diamond plate on commercial trucks. I bought it at a truck stop years ago. ITS very aggressive and ends up almost etching the aluminum, you want to avoid use on high polished surfaces cause it will dull them, hence why I had to polish the lips on my wheels again. I bought a Gallon of it and paid $45.00 over 15 years ago.
Good luck.

I bet it is phosphoric acid.... Is there an MSD on the bottle???
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:16 PM   #43
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you ever think of running a sportster front wheel on the rear? there are kits available for the bearing/sprocket/disc carrier.

i know storz makes em. im sure someone else as well. will look a lot leaner than a 16" rear sporty wheel.

can have it widened at kosman wheel to get the desired width if the front is too narrow for your liking on the rear.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:49 PM   #44
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you ever think of running a sportster front wheel on the rear? there are kits available for the bearing/sprocket/disc carrier.

i know storz makes em. im sure someone else as well. will look a lot leaner than a 16" rear sporty wheel.

can have it widened at kosman wheel to get the desired width if the front is too narrow for your liking on the rear.

Oh man, that might be the answer for my Norton project.

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Old 12-14-2013, 06:44 PM   #45
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Funny - I was just wondering about the sporty kits today.

Saw a nice sporty at a local bike night and it got me thinkin'. Good luck with the project. Can't wait to see how she turns out!

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