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Old 06-13-2012, 06:13 AM   #91
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I can give you a pointer or two on detailed powdercoating like that little aluminum cover with the Honda logo. A great percentage of my work is highly detailed powdercoat work



-First, mask off a window around the logo like you did.

-Next, apply the powder to the part.

-Now, use a pencil eraser to wipe the raw powder off the raised spots.


-Then, take a heat gun and heat the part just enough to set the powder. This allows you to unmask the part without dislodging the powder. Now unmask and full cure.



The reason to do it this way is that the edges will cure smoothly since there is no masking in place. During the full cure cycle, any roughness will tend to ebb and flow giving you a smooth line.

Last tip is to buy quality powder. Go straight to the source, NIC Prismatic. Places like Powder365, Powderbuythepound, and Eastwood just buy it from them and resell it under their own labels. You get old powder which has been handled and repackaged. NIC makes your powder from scratch when you order it. And, no one, anywhere makes better powder than they do.

Don't label me as a spammer since I posted pictures of my work. I'm not trying to get any work from anyone. I'm already buried as it is. I just thought to pass along some stuff to help folks build prettier bikes.

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:02 AM   #92
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Another lurker....

I check in on your thread most every time there's anything new. Those of you who post detailed builds on cool bikes probably have many more followers than you know. Some of us just tend to be well, duh, quiet.

Always thought the CL450 was a cool looking bike, and it looks like you're doing great work. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:27 AM   #93
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I just found this thread today and read the entire project from start to finish ( well up to today ).
Nice work, excellent pictures. My first bike was a 1971 Honda CL 350. I always wanted a 450.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #94
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I have read every word and stared at every picture...thanks for a great restoration thread.

P. S. Cat Daddy thanks for sharing your powder coating expertise. You do beautiful work!
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #95
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[Nice to see I'm not talking to myself, Cat Daddy thanks for the tips... your work is awesome. I did manage to get my cover done up OK but had a hard time getting the polished finish to show through the powder clear coat.

I have been buying my powders from secondary suppliers, most of the time it takes a year or more to chew through a pound (because I am mainly coating for myself) but I will take your advice and buy fresh from NIC when I start on the 305 Dream

It looks a little better in the hand but it's going back in the stripper bucket and I will try your method.





when you say "heat the part just enough to set the powder" I take it you mean when it just starts to go from fuzzy towards shiny?
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #96
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This is the stuff. It's as cheap as any on the market and outperforms all others. I'm not kidding, when I shot my first Clear Vision, I gave away probably 20 pounds of other clears to a fellow down the road from me who coats casually. I won't shoot any other clear now.

http://www.prismaticpowders.com/colors/PPS-2974/
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:00 PM   #97
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Thanks for taking us along on your build anonny! You are setting a high bar for the rest of us to aspire to.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #98
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This is the stuff. It's as cheap as any on the market and outperforms all others.

http://www.prismaticpowders.com/colors/PPS-2974/
I thought I'd take you advise and ordered 2 lbs (1lb clear and 1 lb color) shipping was over $50.

bummer, I'm out.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:10 PM   #99
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Seat came back today




and I bought a second set of gators, these look like they are going to fit

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:16 PM   #100
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I thought I'd take you advise and ordered 2 lbs (1lb clear and 1 lb color) shipping was over $50.

bummer, I'm out.
Aw hell, Canada. Sorry about that.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:18 PM   #101
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This is awesome! I have an old 1974 Yamaha YZ 360 sitting in the garage I'd love to restore. I wish I had your skills..

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:28 PM   #102
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This is awesome! I have an old 1974 Yamaha YZ 360 sitting in the garage I'd love to restore. I wish I had your skills..

Dave

It's easy, just dive right in and we will lend a hand.

Now I gotta do a beggars banquet All that is preventing me from assembling the motor is the valve seals (I managed to get a valve guide)

Here's the deal.... if some of you's in the bigger cities can call their local Honda dealerships and ask if they can get valve seals for a 1971 CL or CB 450, part #14791-319-005

They measure
5 mm high
7 mm id at valve stem
10 mm id at valve guide

Just give me their phone number and contact info and I can take it from there. Honda Canada has said there are on back order till late Aug with no confidence. I'd sure like to button this up.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:48 AM   #103
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:23 AM   #104
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Valve Stem Seals

Try www.Hondapartsnation.com They had them in stock a couple months ago when I ordered them for my '72 CB450.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:58 PM   #105
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Try www.Hondapartsnation.com They had them in stock a couple months ago when I ordered them for my '72 CB450.
Thanks, sent them an email late last week and got this reply today

Unfortunately we are showing those parts as discontinued by Honda, we will not be able to acquire them for you.
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