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Re: 1998 Firestorm/Super Hawk

Decided to spray up the cam covers today to match up with the rest of it.
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Shame you didn't finish the studs in satin black, they look a bit manky

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Got a complete nut and bolt set coming so all nuts and bolts will be new and shiney. No more manky bolts.
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Got a complete nut and bolt set coming so all nuts and bolts will be new and shiney. No more manky bolts.
I have a habit of rehabilitating manky nuts and bolts:

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Your cam cover bolt:




Saves a few quid

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I have a habit of rehabilitating manky nuts and bolts:

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Your cam cover bolt:




Saves a few quid
How do you clean those up?
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Re: 1998 Firestorm/Super Hawk

Bench grinder, with a polish disc and a wire brush disc. Easy peasy. Wire brush for the initial crud removal, polish with compound for the shine




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Bench grinder, with a polish disc and a wire brush disc. Easy peasy. Wire brush for the initial crud removal, polish with compound for the shine




I have a dremel, will that do the same job with a wire attachment?
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I have a dremel, will that do the same job with a wire attachment?
To an extent. I too have the wire on a dremel, but the wire is so fine it polishes more than it actually removes material. Give it a go though, won't hurt that's for sure.

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Re: 1998 Firestorm/Super Hawk

If you haven't got any fancy kit, wrap,the thread in a cloth and put the bolt in the vice and clean with a wire brush

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Re: 1998 Firestorm/Super Hawk

Not a lot of movement on this due to work and weather but am only working 2 weeks a month for the next three months so plenty of time to finish this. Have spent the time though sourcing parts needed. Clear rear light, another tail as previous owner cut one of the mounting points off, pyramid rear hugger, 929 front mud guard, 929 brake callipers, orange chain (too squidley?), Art exhausts and link pipes, full belly pan. Only parts left to get are 929 front discs (if anyone has some for sale then shout me up) also looking for a pair of exhaust hangers as want to get rid of passenger pegs, keyless fuel cap and that's it I believe. Painting should start early Feb by which time the rest should be together and running. I'll post pics when its together minus fairings and each panel once painted.
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Re: 1998 Firestorm/Super Hawk

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Rear caliper stripped, cleaned, painted and now ready to go back on tomorrow
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Wow that's very....ummmm....orange!

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Re: 1998 Firestorm/Super Hawk

Lol, yes. Wasn't sure what colour to go black, white or orange. Decided to spray myself with orange I had left over from the painting of the valve covers. See how it looks tomorrow when I fit it. I'll post up here and get opinions. If it works then I'll restrip along with front callipers and send for powder coating. Got wavey front discs, few air pipes, exhaust headers, chain, pyramid rear hugger and rearlight to fit tomorrow so busy day.
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Re: 1998 Firestorm/Super Hawk

Gunk, I saw your thread on your urban tiger phoenix project. Looking good. Amazing how quickly the budget disappears. Sounds like you got some good deals though which always helps. Hoping once mine is finished to head off to Ace and tout for some business and take the vtr as showmanship of work. Total nut and bolt rebuild, even spraying myself at a cost of around £100 for paint, thinners, lacquer, primer and prep items.
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Re: 1998 Firestorm/Super Hawk

Chain on and ORANGE calliper on. Should I leave it orange or respray black or white? Trying to find the right colour to go with the rest of it.
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