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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Osprey!, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism! It's a bad drug!

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    The "chalk" is the rotted paint. I'm no expert by any means. But I have tried to buff rotted enamel. It is just a waste of time. You can seal it with some success and then repaint, even rattle can will work better, and probably be easier in the long run. I have been told by experts, that once it is rotting, the only sure way to restore it is to get it to bare metal, and repaint it.
  2. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    Yes a full respray would be best but it is an old beater Jeep. I did get most of it coming out nice and shiny (for 60 year old paint) but always end up with a few spots of white residue. I can go back and re-buff that place and remove the residue and it just leaves it someplace else. My conclusion is that I do not know what I am doing :lol3 Thus the plea for someone that does. The chalk I am talking about is the polishing compound.

    I want to see assfault in skinny Jeans, Oh wait, Never Mind. :photog
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  3. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism! It's a bad drug!

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    The polishing compound is getting into the cracks in the paint, then resurfacing when you try to buff (I think). I don't know, but maybe a good washing would remove it from the cracks?
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  4. JDUBinCO

    JDUBinCO Mass Centralized

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    Looking for 1 or 2 small adult or large youth chest protectors to fit on my 80 - 100 lbs kiddos. Looking to pay in the $20 range. PM me if you have something!
  5. Ivyleague

    Ivyleague Been here awhile

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    Got one in Canon City, is that too far?
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  6. mountain eagle

    mountain eagle terrorist

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    Looking for a sand blast cabinet...... would like to get something large enough to put a wheel into. Don't care about anything but the cabinet.......

    Now that I have an appropriate air compressor I'm looking to homebrew a vapor blasting cabinet. :deal
  7. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    I would love to have a dry ice blaster
  8. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    I don't know where to put this but as this is a Colorado group and very mechanically inclined, Does anyone do dry ice blasting around Denver? I have an old motorcycle that I want to clean up the engine on and don't want to take it all apart. I don't really want to spend 6 Grand to get a machine to do it. Of course that could be a retirement business opportunity ??? I don't want to media blast or vapor blast as I want to do this in the bike without taking it all apart.
  9. Blakebird

    Blakebird ran when parked

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    how about soda blasting? you can pick up a 40lb soda blaster at Harbor Freight for $130
  10. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    It leaves a mess and can get into nooks and crannys that are hard to clean. I have a cabnetless bead/sand blaster but just too messy and gets grit inside.
  11. mjskier

    mjskier Been here awhile

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    Or if you are a KLR owner, you can make one yourself for cheap: http://www.how-to-build-hotrods.com/soda-blaster.html

    It did a great job on my crf450r head.

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  12. James Adams

    James Adams Long timer

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    I'm on the lookout for a CRF250L or WR250R, any year, as stock as possible. :ear
  13. MaParkerColo

    MaParkerColo Been here awhile

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