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Little funny story from about 2 decades ago. I did this to a Honda VTR250 cap which looks like the caps on the fireblade, but it is a solid cap that comes completely off the tank



I started wet sanding it with like 800grit then went to 1200grit and finished with 1500grit and hit it with the Mothers Polish in between each of those. Took several days to do it and when it was done it was just like a mirror!


Well what I didn't pay much attention to was the flip tang that you put your finger on to pull up and expose the keyhole underneath. All that sanding had turned the leading of that that tang into a razor sharp edge and the first time I went to pry it up with my finger it cut me damn near to the bone!




EDIT found an old pic of it albeit not a very good one, did the bar end weights the same way then clear coated them to keep them from getting water spots etc
 

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Little funny story from about 2 decades ago. I did this to a Honda VTR250 cap which looks like the caps on the fireblade, but it is a solid cap that comes completely off the tank



I started wet sanding it with like 800grit then went to 1200grit and finished with 1500grit and hit it with the Mothers Polish in between each of those. Took several days to do it and when it was done it was just like a mirror!


Well what I didn't pay much attention to was the flip tang that you put your finger on to pull up and expose the keyhole underneath. All that sanding had turned the leading of that that tang into a razor sharp edge and the first time I went to pry it up with my finger it cut me damn near to the bone!




EDIT found an old pic of it albeit not a very good one, did the bar end weights the same way then clear coated them to keep them from getting water spots etc

oooooooouuuuuuuuuucccccccccchhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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