81 DT175 project bike.

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by seth0941, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. seth0941

    seth0941 NW Adventure Rider

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    So far I have been using a soft wire wheel on a 6" bench grinder. When it gets to the frame and other parts I will be using a soda blaster. Using the wheel takes a little time but it seems to work well.
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  2. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I used to do auto restoration, used up a bunch of wire wheels.
    There are other things to use, but that is cheapest and less damaging.

    If you know anyone at a machine shop you can have steel items hot tanked.

    Walnut shells work well as a blasting agent too.

    I love to see old forgotten things brought back to life, it is one of the most rewarding things I've done.
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  3. seth0941

    seth0941 NW Adventure Rider

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    Thanx for the info, this is the first project like this I have done. I am going to take it 1 piece at a time.
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