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Posted February 09, 2016 - 08:39 PM

I picked up this 1000 over the past summer,time to fresh in it up,with the help of 29Chev who redid my seat,got it tore down the other day,pressure washed it and today finished degreasing it and got it sanded up,ready for primer,this isn't a restoration,so no engine rebuild,just new paint,new decals,and put that nice seat on,I'll post more pics as I go,am planning on using 2 part primer sealer and automotive paint for the finish coat,Thanks to Bolens 1000 (Brian)for the correct frame paint code,also need to thank my buddy WrenchinOnIt,he's got my hood to do some sand blasting and a repair work on the hood

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Edited by blackjackjakexxix, February 09, 2016 - 09:23 PM.

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Posted February 09, 2016 - 08:46 PM

,Thanks to Bolens 1000 (Brian)for the correct frame paint code

 

When I saw the title, I thought you were giving him a make over!  :D


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Posted February 09, 2016 - 09:05 PM

Looks good so far - will be following the progress. 


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Posted February 09, 2016 - 09:15 PM

You're making quick progress, I'll be following this I'm sure it will give me good ideas when I get to mine.
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Posted February 09, 2016 - 09:23 PM

That's a great 1000! This will be fun to follow!


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Posted February 09, 2016 - 11:26 PM

When I saw the title, I thought you were giving him a make over!  :D

Funny, I thought the same thing!!
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Posted February 10, 2016 - 03:56 AM

Looks great Rick. I too will be watching this with interest.
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Posted February 10, 2016 - 04:16 AM

Looks great Rick. I too will be watching this with interest.

 

Ditto.

 

Hoping to pick up some tips for when I jump into my 1000

 

Iain


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 08:50 AM

NICE! Wish I could find one of those


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Nice solid 1000! A good candidate for a sprucing up!


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 01:04 PM

Looks like a nice and sturdy 1000 Rick! Will be following along closely.


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 01:45 PM

Was hoping to get the frame primed today,don't think it will happen,pretty cold here and snowing off and on,I would need to put some stuff outside while painting,so we will see what the rest of the week brings


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 07:21 PM

Just out of curiosity Rick, what made you go with the 2 part primer sealer? I see a lot of recommendations to go towards an epoxy primer or a "self etching" primers also.
I've spent time reading up on it and the combination or primers and paint have my head spinning at the moment.
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Posted February 10, 2016 - 08:19 PM

Well to be truthful,my neighbor across from me does car painting and suggested it,also WrenchinOnIt said he has had good luck with the primer sealers,maybe he can chime in here on what he uses,and it didn't hurt that my neighbor gave it to me,so will see how it works out

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Posted February 10, 2016 - 09:45 PM

Just out of curiosity Rick, what made you go with the 2 part primer sealer? I see a lot of recommendations to go towards an epoxy primer or a "self etching" primers also.
I've spent time reading up on it and the combination or primers and paint have my head spinning at the moment.

Well to be truthful,my neighbor across from me does car painting and suggested it,also WrenchinOnIt said he has had good luck with the primer sealers,maybe he can chime in here on what he uses,and it didn't hurt that my neighbor gave it to me,so will see how it works out

I use this now days: http://www.tptools.c....html?b=d*12667 I like it, goes on easy, cleans up easy , knock it down with an ultra fine Scotchbrite pad , tack it off and top coat it. It IMO does what it's says it will, zero complaints.

Epoxy is said to be the best, of course the experts will tell you hit it with an etching primer, followed by a filling one, knock it down and then epoxy, I'm sure they are right. I've primed bare, media blasted metal and over tight, well adhered existing paint with this product and haven't had any lifting, peeling or moisture intrusion problems. I've primed stuff to keep it from rusting and it's been months before topcoating, have yet to see any ill effects long term. Good product, from good people who know their stuff. Good luck
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