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Thank You GoldwingDocs

Postby sagh » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:09 pm



Thank you GoldwingDocs...! There was no way I would have tackled the jobs I did on my bike without the knowledge and experience of the members and the HOW-TO'S here at GoldwingDocs. I managed to change my tires and use the DynaBeads , change my timing belts, re and re the radiator with the new rad hose (connecting the electrical was a pain but, I got it after a while). Also, cleaned and put new brushes in the starter (thought I needed a new battery but since I did the starter refurbish, starts beautifully). Got to work on my painting skills though...I'll try it again this winter. Put about 200km on the bike so far, and it runs perfect. Thank you very much for all your help and the detailed HOW-TO's, I really, really appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Paul



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Re: Thank You GoldwingDocs

Postby bustedwing » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:21 pm

Very glad you were able to use our information not only to learn something about your ride but save yourself some money too. Now that you are a bona fide member you can return the favor by helping out another member in dire need. Hope to see pictures of you and your travels, ride safe.
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Re: Thank You GoldwingDocs

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:10 am

I've learned a few things about rattle can painting.
Paint only in the temperature range and humidity specified.
After each coat and sanding,the surface must be cleaned right before painting again.
Even a speck of dust or moisture will fish eye.
Sand and polish down to 3000 grit.
My 84 took 5 coats and a lot of hand rubbing but shines like a mirror.No ripples.
Took me 2 months here in Louisiana because of the humidity level.I averaged only 4 hours a week for optimum conditions.
It's kinda like baking a cake. :lol:

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Re: Thank You GoldwingDocs

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:28 am

sagh wrote:Thank you GoldwingDocs...! There was no way I would have tackled the jobs I did on my bike without the knowledge and experience of the members and the HOW-TO'S here at GoldwingDocs. I managed to change my tires and use the DynaBeads , change my timing belts, re and re the radiator with the new rad hose (connecting the electrical was a pain but, I got it after a while). Also, cleaned and put new brushes in the starter (thought I needed a new battery but since I did the starter refurbish, starts beautifully). Got to work on my painting skills though...I'll try it again this winter. Put about 200km on the bike so far, and it runs perfect. Thank you very much for all your help and the detailed HOW-TO's, I really, really appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Paul


This is the kind of stuff I love to hear about! It's exactly what I intended when I started this site.

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Re: Thank You GoldwingDocs

Postby bustedwing » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:59 am

That's why paint shop hours are so expensive, the air has to be controlled to keep out moisture to prevent fogging and sure problems. When you consider a building size dehumidifier they take a lot of power. Then you have to control dust also while creating it.it's a fun job.
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Re: Thank You GoldwingDocs

Postby sagh » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:27 pm

My bike with new black paint and new Avon tires
My bike with new black paint and new Avon tires
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Thanks again for all the help
Thanks again for all the help

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Re: Thank You GoldwingDocs

Postby sagh » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:38 pm

Thanks for the dehumidifier trick bustedwing...I never would have thought of that. I painted my bike in a small shed outside and my portable house dehumidifier might do the trick next time I paint it. Also, thanks for the prep tip and finishing tip virgilmobile, I'll use an old hood or door from my junkers I have here and practise before I try again.

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Re: Thank You GoldwingDocs

Postby bustedwing » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:26 pm

Glad to help. At least I gave you some ideas.


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