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With the first engine start behind me, I have been concentrating on paint work. I've got the fenders stripped and the tank ready for bead blasting. Here is a write-up on that work.

I have paint and primer coming in from Kent Holt at Holt BMW, Monza Blue. I have some new paint guns from Eastwoods due to arrive and a new compressor in the shop with what I expect is adequate flow to run the guns.

I'm going to strip the "Grey Ghost", 1975 R75/6 "S" bike that was my first paint project back in 2010. I made several mistakes that lead to paint flaking, so now is the time to redo that bike, again in the R90-S Smoke Silver scheme. I figure when you get setup for painting, do some painting. Smile

I'm also going to restore the Windjammer II fairing and paint it to match in Monza Blue. I figure the cost of the paint should double the value of the faring Wink. This restoration tries to represent the "state of the art" circa 1973, and a Jammer was that at that time.

Here are a couple pictures from the write-up.


Frong Fender Gouge by ScooterScum_52, on Flickr


Front Fender Pinstripe Measurment by ScooterScum_52, on Flickr


Rear Fender Pinstripe Measurement by ScooterScum_52, on Flickr


Paint Removal Tools by ScooterScum_52, on Flickr


Rear Fender Paint Stripping Progress by ScooterScum_52, on Flickr


Using Block on Fender Ridge by ScooterScum_52, on Flickr


Carefully Sanding Below Raised Button by ScooterScum_52, on Flickr


Flexible Block Along Ridge by ScooterScum_52, on Flickr


Stripped Front and Rear Fenders by ScooterScum_52, on Flickr


Use Drift to Remove Pin in Gas Cap by ScooterScum_52, on Flickr


Knee Pad and Enamel Logo with Gasket by ScooterScum_52, on Flickr


Tank Ready for Blasting by ScooterScum_52, on Flickr

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[Various Two-wheeled Vices, All BMW]
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