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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:04 am 
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Location: God's waiting room !!
Its very very very very shiny !!!!! Its verrreee shiny.... :D

Just need that xtr m900 left pod to finish it off !! Other parts from Ebay are on their way :wink:

And before anyone asks, no I dont have go go gadget legs, I just havn't set the seat to the correct height yet :-)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:49 am 
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Looking good....very good. My backside agrees with your saddle choice.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:02 am 
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Needs a better outdoor pic, look's good though 8)

Are you getting stickers for it ?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:50 pm 
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Wowsers, great shineness abound, agree better outside shot required. You may have convinced me to finish polishing an old GT (non zaskar) frame I have.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:26 pm 
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come on then, how did you get it so shiny?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:36 pm 
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Poo you've beaten me to the super shinny look, Ive been polishing the nuts out of my Turner Burner...........what process of polishing have you used?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:41 pm 
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wow! that's polishing! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:02 pm 
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Aaahhhh... The secret of my succes !! :wink:

Firstly I agree the pic is poop but thats only cos its not finished !! Proper SLR photo's on the way once project complete :D

As for the polishing guys !! Are you ready for this ??? You'll think im mad doing it to just a Zaskar !!

Strip off all decals, rub down entire frame with 320 paper, rubbing particulary hard on all the marks & scratches etc !! Then run over with 600 grit to a smoother finish all over, then finally 1200 grit rubbed not length ways along the frame but torn into strips and rubbed across the frame in the motion as if you had wet nuts and you were drying them with a towel !! :lol: Sorry bout that !!!

I find it works better this way as you are now finishing against the original grain of the 600 paper !! Then finally its one HUGE bottle of Brasso (fantastic for aly yet dont mention it on the tin!!) and a foam buffing wheel on a car polishing mop !! The welds etc just have to be done by hand !! Was tempted to give them the Klein butter weld look, like I did to the Kalloy stem but realised I would stil be doing it over xmas !!

Ive finally coated everything polished in some shit hot car wax to help stop corrosion !!! Job done :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:03 pm 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:
wow! that's polishing! :D


Nah just a silver frame with a dark background they always look that way in that setting.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:08 pm 
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delboy009 wrote:
Aaahhhh... The secret of my succes !! :wink:

Firstly I agree the pic is poop but thats only cos its not finished !! Proper SLR photo's on the way once project complete :D

As for the polishing guys !! Are you ready for this ??? You'll think im mad doing it to just a Zaskar !!

Strip off all decals, rub down entire frame with 320 paper, rubbing particulary hard on all the marks & scratches etc !! Then run over with 600 grit to a smoother finish all over, then finally 1200 grit rubbed not length ways along the frame but torn into strips and rubbed across the frame in the motion as if you had wet nuts and you were drying them with a towel !! :lol: Sorry bout that !!!

I find it works better this way as you are now finishing against the original grain of the 600 paper !! Then finally its one HUGE bottle of Brasso (fantastic for aly yet dont mention it on the tin!!) and a foam buffing wheel on a car polishing mop !! The welds etc just have to be done by hand !! Was tempted to give them the Klein butter weld look, like I did to the Kalloy stem but realised I would stil be doing it over xmas !!

Ive finally coated everything polished in some shit hot car wax to help stop corrosion !!! Job done :D


And now the added surface durabilty of the original Ball Burnishing has all been removed and it will corrode much easier.


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