Project n'gagi - '75 BMW r90/6 to cafe racer

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Hearse, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Thanks heaps Roy, I am having a lot of fun with this...I love learning new skills and building things. I'm peeping front guard and tank tomorrow :)
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  2. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Thanks for the heads up mate, I will definitely keep it in mind for the future. Reason i used it was because i saw a bunch of people on other forums using the same stuff ???? oh well....at least i know now
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  3. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    So all i had time to do on the weekend was sort out the tunnel in the tank - there was some surface rust that was caused by a faulty master brake cylinder squirting fluid over everything stripping the paint and da da..! RUST!

    So i stripped it back, sanded, converted the rust, cleaned and primed it - looking a lot better now.

    The next step this weekend is to do the whole tank, strip it back, smooth it out if required, prep and prime it - and the same for the front guard, sand it back, make sure all looks nice, prime and then i can look in to painting!

    Obligatory picture included

    Tank rust before some work:
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  4. flemsmith

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    What did you use for that step? something like naval jelly?

    thx,

    roy
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  5. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Yea we have a product called "Septone Rust Converter" that i used...turned the "rust" black after the reaction took place.
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  6. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    hey guys -

    did my tank last night, so i had the issue of paint that i wanted to strip, and a dent i needed to repair...

    So this is my little dent, not big at all...probably the size of an aussie $1 :)
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    I stripped the paint back, filled and sanded the dent, and voilĂ , no more dent!
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    Here is the tank completely stripped and primed :)

    Stoked how it came out....(although it couldnt be that hard right - but i still get excited)
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    I am going to buy my paints this week - I am using original BMW colours for the tins/guards etc
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  7. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    i was thinking of some colour schemes...thoughts on the below?

    bright orange tank and seat cowl - the orange of the tank will be broken up by the black knee pads
    black front and rear fearing's and bikini fairing
    black frame and stock aluminium engine colour

    thoughts?

    I was going to do silver with blue stripes down the middle but got talked into looking at other suggestions - any advice guys?
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  8. bradluke0

    bradluke0 Been here awhile

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    Hi all ! That is very nice work you are doing there! My only BMW was called an R90S . I think it was 1976 or 1977 . It was a cafe racer looks to built on the same platform as you have . They made a black fade to silver and an orange fade to silver . You might want to find some pics ....might give you some other ideas for rear-sets and stuff .
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  9. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Hey guys - so the big run up to paint day! well at least for the orange coloured parts!

    So I high filled and sanded my tank, seat and light bucket with 800 grit - its all smooth like glass, absolutely LOVE IT. I'm going to paint all of these parts with the electric orange :clap

    The colour for reference:
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    The high filled parts:
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    Got myself a water filter and regulator for my compressor
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    All the tarps/cover alls/masks/gloves etc ready for the paint
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    and my spray gun! cost me $130 and is has the three different nozzles - feels like a real good quality one (from what i know) so i hope it will do the job!
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  10. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Next step:

    1) I am going to build a rear fender eliminator like Chris' (boxer metal) and build my battery tray/seat pan during the week out of alluminium
    2) its a long weekend here in Aus this weekend, so I will get my spray on and paint my gear above
    3) need to obtain some light bucket ears that have a gap in-between the tube mounts so I can fit some clip on's in there
    4) i am also going to strip my wheels of their spokes and powder coat the rims black and re lace the wheels with some new shiny spokes

    Questions:

    1) which clip on's are the best? I believe i require 36mm
    2) best way to paint my gear - how many layers of base and then clear? sand in between my base and laying the clear? sand 1200 grit after laying all clear? sand in between clear coats? I know the guy at the paint shop will give me a run down but i would like others advice as well

    more pics as the week progresses

    Cheers guys!
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  11. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Anyone have ideas how to get my seat key lock barrel and steering lock barrels out? I don't have the keys for them :(
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  12. michael1968

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    Leave it in at train station car park over night?
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  13. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    that made me laugh so hard - I'll call in to Mt Druitt station and time how long it will take?
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  14. Euromad

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    I suggest some black in there to accent the orange. Looking good! Any performance/handling modifications you are considering?
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  15. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Hey Euro...

    Yea mate I have my bikini fairing in black and front fender in black...and on the tank i will have the black knee pads.

    You reckon that would be good? Should break it up enough right?

    Well in terms of performance/handing modifications, I have progressive springs up front, new shocks (admittingly Hagons..not the best but better than stock) and I have updated my ingition system to a Boyer...

    I have rebuilding kits for my carbies...

    I am not going to open the engine as of yet, doesnt need it, ran strong pre-disasemble so no need to touch it yet (i think)

    any other suggestions i could upgrade?
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  16. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Hey guys

    So I was making 100% sure everything was saweet for painting this weekend and i noticed an ever so slight dent in the tank above the right knee pad - we cant have that - so i filled it in, sanded high filled, sorted!
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    All done - much better!!
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    ooo got my paint!! I am so amped for this weekend, yew! I have the colour known as "electric orange" its a 4 stage paint. white/grey ground coat, then the orange, pearl, then the clear.
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    Ah yea...hahah, i got these pesky little fella's out of the frame, with help from dad :) didnt have the key for either of them, but with the key that i DID have for the ignition, it seemed to work?
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  17. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    When using De beers. Make sure that you allow more time between coats than they say. Seems to take a long time to tack off.

    Hope you are using a good spray mask. The normal ones from Bunnings don't work in filtering out toxic over spray and paper overalls with a hood.

    With a bit of patience, you can get a great job done in the garage.

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  18. Hearse

    Hearse Project n'gagi

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    Hey mate,

    Yea sweet, thanks for that.

    It was the paint the shop recommended, so I ran with it

    I do have all of the overalls with the hoodie, some long gloves, and a mask with a filter, look like an alien.

    And i will give it some time between coats - thanks for the tip, appreciate it
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  19. Hearse

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    So I got my body deadener painted in my tank tunnel and under my cowl....this should look after the tank....I am planning on putting it under the fairings over the wheels as well when I paint them.
    I painted them before I put on my colour - rather the black get over sprayed rather than my orange get taken over. Although that didn't happen anyway. Tonight I will just go over the parts and get it all cleaned up...wipe it down. Then give it another clean with wax/grease remover and tack cloth before paint

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  20. michael1968

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    The floor pan of my my old VW Beetle was virtually held together with that stuff.

    Looking forward to the smick paint job.
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