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C95 project

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Geoff Hastings
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Re: C95 project

Post by Geoff Hastings » Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:43 am

As I started to get all the bits together before reassembling the bike I found the tank badges needed replacing. I checked all the usual sites and couldn’t find a suitable replacement, in fact, I did find a pair of original badges with what the seller described as a couple of cracks. One badge was broken in half and he wanted $95 plus shipping. I decided my badges weren’t that bad after all so set about removing the black paint and what remained of the original silver. Most this just picked off with the fine pointed scalpel, I then painted all the black areas and while the paint was still tacky laid the badge on some cooking foil, this I gently pushed into wing detail and then trimmed off the surplus. They’re not perfect but the second came out a little better as I used a wooden cocktail stick point the apply paint to the very fine detail areas. These will do until I come across something better.
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Re: C95 project

Post by Geoff Hastings » Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:23 pm

Top coat applied, just need to give it a week or so before I flat and polish it then start the rebuild.
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Re: C95 project

Post by Geoff Hastings » Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:11 pm

Just started the laborious process of flatting and compounding the paintwork now it’s had a week or so to harden off. Two pack would be quicker but I don’t have the facilities so it has to be the old fashioned way. I did find I’d missed a few coats just on one side of the swinging arm so had to respray that again. Not a big deal but that will now need a few days to harden off too. I’ve just hung a few bits on the frame to remind myself what it should look like and spur me on to build up the rear shocks. I’m pleased with my final choice of colour, it was nearly Yellow!
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Re: C95 project

Post by Geoff Hastings » Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:17 am

Rear shocks rebuilt, the homemade spring compressor works well. I had to respray the front mudguard as I went through to the primer along the edge, amateur mistake.
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Re: C95 project

Post by Muddy » Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:41 pm

Wow, that is looking good - the colour is fantastic.
Thanks.

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Re: C95 project

Post by rpr851r » Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:28 am

Looking great. Nice to see someone posting.
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Re: C95 project

Post by Geoff Hastings » Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:42 am

Finally got the use of my ramp back so it feels like I made some progress today.
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