Old School Luggage

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by James Adams, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    Love the Samsonites--classic.
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  2. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    These look perfect!! Please, more details on them so I may purchase them for my CB360!
    Thank you scotch
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  3. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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  4. cheesebot

    cheesebot I cheesebot

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    I'm gonna third the Buco Twinmasters, here's a side view.

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    These are with Honda CA77 Dream 305 mounts (bike slightly visible in back) and I need a way to strip, smooth and repaint these in white to match - any advice?
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  5. Barbeque John

    Barbeque John Beemer Geezer

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    Nope, Western North Dakota, last September, the one that overlooks some Badlands.

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  6. Barbeque John

    Barbeque John Beemer Geezer

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    By the way, note the little snap strap for the handle the straps in down and keeps it from rattling. On the top case I'm using the handle to hold my guitar on, but you can see the little strap....they thought of everything....

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  7. Inane Cathode

    Inane Cathode Cheated Anion

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    They're older than 25 years so they have to be oldschool, right?

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  8. SOS

    SOS Ignorance is a gift

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  9. ooweel

    ooweel Jobless, Its OK!

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    Typical Buco mounts had poor chrome on the seen side and the bottom sides were just lightly chromed. To do it period correct you will have to have them re-chromed. If you gonna just paint them? Powder coat them? They will have to be media blasted. Powder coating them in the new pewter color probably be the ticket?

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  11. cheesebot

    cheesebot I cheesebot

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    Oh sorry for the confusion, I was just going to clean the mounting brackets best I can (I like vintage patina - you should see my '58 Lambretta). I was asking about stripping and repainting the fiberglass bags themselves which have been sprayed black. Currently, I'm slowly, tediously sanding them and trying to get them smooth again. Chemical stripper seemed to have no real effect.
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  12. ooweel

    ooweel Jobless, Its OK!

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    cheesebot

    Gotcha! I have stripped a few bags in my day too. I have found stripping is dependent on type of paint. Media blasting them as with strippers can also damage them. Manually just takes for ever! Know your pain. Back to stripping. Not sure if the bags I did had a hardning agent or not? But I found that if I worked in small areas with the stripper it was somewhat effective. You just have to nuetralize the stripping agent before the damage begins to the fiberglass. Hopefully others might chime in with a quick strip of paint from fiberglass.
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  13. danedg

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    I've got a pair of them TMasters on the /2....
    I rattlecanned 'em up to black...they looked OK...until I forgot the Golden Rule to LOCK the latch on the lids.....one flew off and was smithereened by several cages behind me....:huh
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    I actually had fun fiberglassing it back together....
    ....sanding....bondo....sanding...more bondo....sanding....
    Yer local auto parts store sells "filler" primer....it's a lot thicker and richer than regular primer....all rattlecan of course.....
    The newly rebuilt lid came out lookin' a lot better than the rest of the stuff...
    I do like the way the hard luggage follows the designs of the /2 designs....
    The point is....if your ridin' that thing...you're gonna ding up them babies sooner or later....so why spend $1000 to have them professionally perfect?
    You're gonna bugger 'em up....if you're using 'em....
    Sandpaper...and lot's of it..is the best stripper for fiberglass......
    Elbow Grease makes Eveything taste better!:lol3
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  14. rufusswan

    rufusswan Been here awhile

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    I don't know if there is a 'stripper' for paint on fiberglass. If the paint is truly bonded to the glass, then why not just sand the surface smooth, then rough up as appropriate and repaint?
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  15. ooweel

    ooweel Jobless, Its OK!

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    Buco Twinmasters were sold non painted and actually have a swirled pattern in them. So purists (not me) look for that pattern in the glass.
    I prefer the smooth look.

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  16. danedg

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    They were white, swirly and unpainted when I got 'em.....no pics
    ..probly fucked 'em up!........but they look better on this bike.... black....
    I heard they were mounted on several different marques.....including US...
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  17. ooweel

    ooweel Jobless, Its OK!

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    danedg,

    These bags look fugly in stock condition thats why when painted and or with stripes they look bunch better! You did the right thing!:clap
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  18. danedg

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    They were fugly....:puke1 ...chalky to the touch....I would'na put 'em on anything...I keep trying to take pitchers of everything...but I couldn't bring myself to do it with those puppies.....
    I might try my hand at some pin striping....
    If anyone is interested...I've got an extra set of those rusty, usta be chrome mounts....:ear
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  19. danedg

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    They kinda look like Robbie The Robots' long lost cousins....:norton
    I really want to get some LED's back there...and tie 'em in to the turn signals!!!!

    But Anyway....Cheezbot....what I learned about dealin' with painted fiberglass was..
    .don't be bashful!!!
    Get in there with 80 grit on a sander and RIP that old shit off of there!!!!
    Take 100 and get it feathered as far as you can stand it......
    Spray some regular primer on it...and you'll only have half the work left that you thought.....
    Let it all dry 24 before attacking the next layer...sand the snot outta that.....
    Add a little...sand a little....
    the filler primer makes everything look much better....use 3 or 4 finish coats of paint...
    ...don't cry when you dig 'em puttin' back on.....
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  20. subagon

    subagon Hopelessly lost

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    Here's some bags on my new to me '71 R60/5. I still haven't figured out who made them yet :dunno


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