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  • Got the paint stripper out.

     BMR updated 11 years, 7 months ago 5 Members · 14 Posts
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  • BMR

    Member
    11 May 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Hi, Started to strip the paint off my Shogun XC300 today. going to bare metal it and get shares in an alloy polish company. Took the lower rear swing arm off and gave it a first clean up. Anyone got any ideas where I can obtain replacement nylon top hat bushes for the small end of this link as they are starting to wear a little.

  • BMR

    Member
    13 May 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Bought some solvo autosol today that suspension arm now looks like its just been chrome plated, wondered why you wear dark glasses when riding. 8)

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    14 May 2009 at 5:36 am

    It will shine up nicey with Autosol but this will fade quickly. Laquering it will help a bit.

  • 11redrex

    Member
    15 May 2009 at 1:12 pm

    and you’ll need to clean all the polish off and then wet and dry it before painting/laquering.

  • BMR

    Member
    17 May 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Hi, I intend to just keep it polished with the solvo, it will give me an excuse to strip and service it after most rides.

  • BMR

    Member
    20 May 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Hiya all,

    Some more pics of the XC300, Frame has had one polish now and I have fitted new headset, new forks as the old ones had so much play it steered where it wanted, ready for its alloy cupped sealed BB, should all be back together again in a couple of weeks.

  • Gunner

    Member
    21 May 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Polished up really well.

    I was a great fan of Solvol Autosol on my motorbikes, fantastic stuff.

    😀

  • BMR

    Member
    21 May 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Hi gunner,

    I agree it is an excellent alloy polish but it does turn the cloth and your hands black. Another little mod I did was drill an 1/8″ hole in the bottom bracket part of the frame as a couple of egg cup fulls of stagnant water came out as I took the old notchy bottom bracket out. I am going to smear some grease inside the bottom of the frame as well just a light coating so that it dont start to corrode. Looking forward to getting on with it soon. Some more build up pics soon.

  • BMR

    Member
    22 May 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Hi all,

    You can tell I havnt got a lot to do at work, some more build up pics, hopefully I will have this up and running in a couple of weeks.

  • BMR

    Member
    27 May 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Hi,

    Well its all together and I am in the process of setting up and adjusting, done a few laps round the yard on it and I am pleased with how responsive it is, its like a totaly different bike, now all I have to do is take it out and just add mud.

  • Gunner

    Member
    27 May 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Looks really good, well done. 😀

    Inspiring photos as well that make people see just what can be done with the right attitude and a bit of elbow grease.

    😉

  • BMR

    Member
    27 May 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Aww schuks, your making me blush now.

    Thanks Gunner.

  • Alex.

    Member
    28 May 2009 at 7:35 pm

    i certainly appreciate what you have achieved there pal. but it wornt last unforrtunately. once your out on the trails with mud everywhere it will soon dull :(. great job though

  • BMR

    Member
    28 May 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Hi Alex,

    I am one of those people that strip the bike and clean it after every ride as long as I keep on top of it we should polish up better each time I do it. I run my own garage and usually have a little time to myself every day.

    Next is a build on a new Barracuda Kamakazi Y frame with a jawbone rear suspension which I picked up for £40 I love these type of frames as you can easily remove the chain for cleaning without splitting it. Already picked up a cane creek headset, some RST front forks and Shimano cranks and triple chain ring all new off ebay

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