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Post  Dennman on Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:01 pm

Got this great shape fairing given to me by Canadian Dewey.Had a few gouges but overall sound and has good solid mounts inside.Did a little fillin and wet sandin on the gouges.Just a few little pits to fill yet.Have to wait for sunny days as the bondo filler that I have is UV activated to harden.

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I had the large brackets for the windshield and fairing mount to the nacelle.Big Dave sent them w/ all the goodies that I got from him.They are beauties too.

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The ones in the center came w/ the fairing.I told Dewey that I had some so I'll return them after I fab up the 4 smaller angled brackets.They mount the fairing to the large brackets.You can see them on the center brackets.

I made the angles from 1"X 1/8" strap.Still a little bit of cleanin to do on them and I think i'll try copper plating them.
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So i tried copper plating the above w/ my high tech platin setup.

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It's a tub of Arm & Hammer washing soda and water.The wooden piece has the part hooks and is connected to the pos. of the battery charger.The donater copper coil is connected to the neg.The parts and coil is immersed in the electrolite solution and the charger is plugged in.I have a 12V bulb inline on one of the leads to drop the amperage a bit.I let it run for 3 days.Didn't plate much copper on the brackets but it gave them a tinge.

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If i'd had some copper sulfate in the solution ,it would have plated faster and w/ more coverage.The places on the brackets that I filed and sanded most took the best plating.I guess the manufacturein process must impart some resistance to the surface unless it's distressed.

I'm goin to prime and paint them anyway.This was just a learnin experience.


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Re: More wind/rain deflection up front.

Post  kootenai on Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:31 pm

good to have projects eh dennman?,,,,,,makes the winter months fly by....,,
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Re: More wind/rain deflection up front.

Post  sunnydog on Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:50 pm

Ooh that's nice, damn that's nice....I got a factory 8 track/CB combo that will fit right into that batwing....
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Post  Dennman on Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:21 am

sunnydog wrote:Ooh that's nice, damn that's nice....I got a factory 8 track/CB combo that will fit right into that batwing....
sunny 
You just keep that unit in a safe place.I prefer to hear the Wearier talkin to me,"feelin fine,gettin a little warm and maybe it's time we both took a break and enjoy the scenery"
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Post  sunnydog on Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:33 am

Oh yeah, no worries Denn, I can't imagine how a bike would handle with that 8 track/CB conglomeration, it prolly weighs 25 pounds with an 8 track tape in it!!  Your bike would never blow away that's for damn sure....more top heavy than Dolly Parton!
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Post  kootenai on Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:11 pm

sunnydog wrote:Oh yeah, no worries Denn, I can't imagine how a bike would handle with that 8 track/CB conglomeration, it prolly weighs 25 pounds with an 8 track tape in it!!  Your bike would never blow away that's for damn sure....more top heavy than Dolly Parton!
I bet it would put ya into a speed wobble when it changed tracks man..Very Happy 
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Re: More wind/rain deflection up front.

Post  Dennman on Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:19 pm

kootenai wrote:
sunnydog wrote:Oh yeah, no worries Denn, I can't imagine how a bike would handle with that 8 track/CB conglomeration, it prolly weighs 25 pounds with an 8 track tape in it!!  Your bike would never blow away that's for damn sure....more top heavy than Dolly Parton!
I bet it would put ya into a speed wobble when it changed tracks man..Very Happy 
Well I wouldn't want to fix a wobble the way that I did last summer! I had a 60 mph shake until I hit that island deer.Went away after that hit.
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Post  Big Dave on Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:03 pm

going to look great on the slayer my friend Very Happy if you go the 8 track route i can probably send you some:oops: 

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Updated the first post.

Post  Dennman on Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:27 pm

Added my platein attempt to the first post.


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Post  kootenai on Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:38 pm

Dennman wrote:Added my platin attempt to the first post.
that was cool den, I like that kinda stuff,,,takes me back to science class..
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Post  Dennman on Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:57 pm

kootenai wrote:
Dennman wrote:Added my platin attempt to the first post.
that was cool den, I like that kinda stuff,,,takes me back to science class..

Got some old Zinc Mason Jar sealer rings that I'm goin to experiment w/,as the doner, after I do a little more research on the appropriate electrolite.
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Start of Fairing Paint

Post  Dennman on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:08 pm

Twas a beauty warm :sunny:day,so between splittin & stackin wood ,I painted the inside of the fairing.Twas suppose to be flat black but I bought the paint lookin at the cap and not the type on the little sticker.So it's satin black.If it turns out to be too much glare for my delicate eyes  Cool ,i'll redo in flat.

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I had to make up the painting stand for the fairing.Used an old TV table base and some of that poly binding strap from crates.Worked just fine.
Painted up the angle brackets and my new-to-me glass bag lid in between wheelbarrow loads to the woodshed.
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Post  Dennman on Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:52 pm

Well I had the fairin front all primed up and noticed a few ,actually quite a few,divots in the surface.Had it all spotfilled and wet sanded.Set it out in the sun to dry thouroughly.Well in the process of moving a couch into the cat trailer,Bren knocked it off the paint stand Rolling Eyes and cracked the one end. Exclamation Now I've got some glass patchin pirat ta do,reprimein front and repaintin inside.
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Post  sunnydog on Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:56 am

Dammit Don'tcha love it when that happens.....I'd be lookin' for a cat to torture!!! Then patch the batwing w catskin.
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Post  Dennman on Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:59 pm

After lookin back at this pic I see the crack (lower left) that I ignored when I painted the inside.

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It was more apparent after the fall.Some of the original patch material hadn't bonded to the fairing & had cracked off.
I bought some 2-part epoxy that will patch fiberglass.I picked off as much of the old patch that would come off easily.Sanded down the area to cover w/ my patch.Cut a couple pieces of glass cloth to fit.Spread some epoxy and imbedded one piece of cloth in it.Spread another layer and stuck the other cloth down.One more layer of epoxy and let it set up until I could smooth it down w/ my finger.Set overnight and now it's hard.Ready for prime and paint inside.Did some more spot filling on the outer side.Had that crack to fill anyway.

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One more time w/ the wet sand on the outside,prime and maybe even paint tomorrow.
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Post  sunnydog on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:03 pm

These things sure take some work but I'm sure it'll be well worth it:sunny: 
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Post  Dennman on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:07 pm

sunnydog wrote:These things sure take some work but I'm sure it'll be well worth it:sunny: 
I get a little compulsive to do a 100% job; but, at some point I realize it'll just get beat up after it's been on for awhile.
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Post  sunnydog on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:33 pm

I really like the look of the batwing, pretty sleek fairing. You painting the outside Roadslayer burgundy?
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Post  Dennman on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:52 pm

sunnydog wrote:I really like the look of the batwing, pretty sleek fairing.  You painting the outside Roadslayer burgundy?
 I thought of the Black Cherry but it's not easy to find a match for the tank & fender shade.Think I have about 4 different shades on it now from repair work to tanks and fenders.I'm gonna do it Black to match the bag lids.
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Post  sunnydog on Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:27 pm

You can never go wrong with classic black, will look smokin...please post pics as per the site rules regarding porn:geek: 
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Post  Dennman on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:20 pm

sunnydog wrote:You can never go wrong with classic black, will look smokin...please post pics as per the site rules regarding porn geek 
Got it sanded then primed the front and patch area.Found a few spots that I didn't sand the filler quite enough.Too damn bad.As an old friend use to say,"Good enough for the girls I go out with."
Was goin to paint the inside flat black ;but, I didn't want to bugger the primer on the outer surface.Wanted to make sure that it was thouroughly dry .
 So I figured I'd better move 20 bales of hay to the horse barn before the weather turns to rain.

Pics tomorra!

P.S. sunny  Hit the space bar at the end of your posts (as I did w/ an edit to your post) before you add an emoticon.Otherwise the word for the face just shows up.
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Post  sunnydog on Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:36 am

Yes I was callin you a paint/bodywork geek sunny 
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Post  Dennman on Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:01 pm

Pics of the primed fairin front and patched spot.

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Post  sunnydog on Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:24 pm

Real nice job, you rattle canning it for final coat?
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Post  Dennman on Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:36 pm

sunnydog wrote:Real nice job, you rattle canning it for final coat?
I'm debatein that.My choice of rattle can paint has change the nozzle configuration from before.When I did the inside w/ it,I wasn't impressed with the way it laid the paint on.Since it was inside it/s no biggy and it's goin to get Flat Blacked.
I might just buy a different brand (Krylon),now that I know where to get it.I've always liked the way that the nozzle lays down a tall narrow area instead of the circular pattern of most brands.
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Post  sunnydog on Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:05 pm

Yes I like Krylon too, worked on my fender project
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