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Old 23rd September 2008, 00:20   #1
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Talking The joys of shining up a bike!

Hmmm so i was chatting with a friend one day, who has a RXZ 4 speed, converted into a 5spd. He recently got his chassis repainted, but the body parts werent painted. So he tells me they need to be painted, while i said duh dont do it, if you want i'll shine it up for you. He said yeah right, so okay just left it as-is.

Few days later while chatting he says i'm not using my bike, why dont you use mine instead to office? Said okay, anyways Iwas bored with my bikes. Got his bike, next day did some minor shineup so that I dont end up on the road with something that resembles an ancient bike.

Two days later on a saturday morning, thought i'll shine this up. So really got down to work. 3 hours, completed just the tank and fairing. phew! take a look at the results.

PS : The bike has the original 11 year old paint on it.

Before : I havent taken any before pics :-( so this is a pic that the owner had taken sometime back.

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The fairing, before. Was a local paintjob, had ugly overspray on it.

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pic in progress. 1st stage done

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2nd stage done. phew!

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Can you say "Zero swirl"? Pic taken with flash.

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The tank in progress.

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all done!

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Last pic, the orange+red house is a good 60ft away. Get a perfect mirror reflection of everything :-)

Got him on chat that evening. sent him the pic. For the next 10mins, the ony messages he sent were "OMG" and "OMFG" hehe :-D wish i was there to see the expression on his face :-D

Come sunday, spent another 4 hours and finished the bike. Phew! Dont have pics of the complete bike, will take em in the morning if possible and post it.


PS : I have NOT used any wax or polish whatsoever all that shining is due to the proper paint correction at the bottom most level. tried polish on a small patch, but saw no improvement, hence abandoned the idea of putting any polish on the bike.

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Old 23rd September 2008, 01:00   #2
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awesome work as usually sunny
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what exactly did you use to shine the bike?i would love to do that to my pulsar. please ellaborate. could you tell us the exact procedure of how you corrected the paint from the bottom level? what do you exactly mean by paint correction??
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how did you do it then ? I mean what did you use ?
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Nice work done so what exactly you did would like to share the GYAN. and is this Sandeeps bike?
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awesome work as usually sunny
thanks bottle. your car will shine much better than this i'm sure

@desideep : Yes.
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Some more pics :

Complete bike. The red stripe lost bit of color :-(

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The tank. Mirror with scratches. It is a BIG mirror, nonetheless

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Can you notice the overhead power lines reflection? That tank spills details

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Haven't taken closeups of the side panels fairings and front fender. bike was given for repairs yesterday so all that area is covered in oily fingerprints.
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Nice job

But you still havent revealed as to what you did.
is it something secret or what?
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Paint Correction at the bottom most level????

How bout shedding some gyan on this for everyone's benefit!!!!!
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Nice job

But you still havent revealed as to what you did.
is it something secret or what?
Yes i'd like to keep it a secret. Even the bike owner does not know what I have done with his bike :P

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Paint Correction at the bottom most level????

How bout shedding some gyan on this for everyone's benefit!!!!!
Will post some links this evenign when i'm back home. all the good links banned in office
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Yes i'd like to keep it a secret. Even the bike owner does not know what I have done with his bike :P

I had a gut feeling that you are sanjay by seeing your id, last friday when i met sandeep he told me that the bike was with you. i hope we can meet sooner

P.S I smell some lacquering or some rubbbing compound around the bike
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I had a gut feeling that you are sanjay by seeing your id, last friday when i met sandeep he told me that the bike was with you. i hope we can meet sooner
Yup we can do that. PM me your number.

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P.S I smell some lacquering or some rubbbing compound around the bike
lacquer? Without the compressor, paint gun etc? :S nope. Rubbing compound? You're close. I shoud have posted some high res pics, all the scratches on the bike are intact. only the swirl, hazing and mild oxidisation have been taken care of
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This is a good polish job SunnyBoi

It would have been good if you could have shared the process as many would have benefited but at the end its your wish
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Turtle Wax and 3M rubbing compunds (few brands call them polishing compund) are good and give a good result.
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I am still - this is much beyond what I had expected him to be able to do.

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