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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:02 pm 
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Whilst still pondering what to do with the refurbishment of my Cirrus frame, I thought I would post some photos of my March 1991 GT Zaskar hand polished this weekend. Got all the parts for this just need to get the 3D forks freshly painted.

Some photos before;

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and after :D

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:04 pm 
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good work indeed...

more details of the polishing techniques, please... hand polished or machine polished.. ?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Good as new!

Not bad at all for a 20+ year old frame. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:21 pm 
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GT-Steve wrote:
good work indeed...

more details of the polishing techniques, please... hand polished or machine polished.. ?


Hand polished using WDs advice :D thank you - ball ache though spent 8 hours.

Started with an 800 grit, then 1200 and finished with a 1500. Used Mothers Mag polish then a top coat of Peek. You can still see the faintest of swirl marks and the obvious knocks and scrapes acquired over the years by the previous owner(s) - maybe should have finished with a 2000 grit.

Whilst I appreciate that it’s difficult to keep the shine, what’s the best method to preserve? I’ve heard Brasso or Autoglm resin polish can help preserve the lustre.

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:42 pm 
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I much prefer polishing by hand, so mucho kudos from me....to you... 8) 8)

There's been many a topic on it, and i'm sure someone will be along soon, that cn help with a top coat product that will preserve the lustre you've created, for longer than if you just left it untreaed.. 8)

I use a cr appy old halfords wax on mine, that I've had in my car-polishing kit for well over a decade... and that does the trick... but you can't get it any more..


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:30 am 
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top work there sir!.....it looks great!..... :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:31 am 
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did you do the cooker top and fridge door while you were at it too?.... :lol:


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nice , love a shiny GT


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:43 am 
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holy mother of shine! that is some impressive buff work.

i actually quite like them with the tarnished finish myself.

are you going to period decal it?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:07 am 
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Wow, good work!! Looking forward to see this Zaskar complete!


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