My BMW Bobber,
CAD version here
|I picked up a bunch of parts at the powdercoaters, and was not
very happy... Both the engine and gearbox casings and the rear
diff had some very ugly bubbles and craters. The powdercoat guy
says this is caused by gas trapped in the cast aluminum and cannot
be helped, so I decided to wetsand the rear diff and respray it
in the same colour. I am replacing the worn gears first though.
As for the engine and gearbox casings I am either going to paint
over the powdercoat or strip it off and polish them. The steel
parts that I had powdercoated came out great so at least I could
work on those.
|The headlight ( 10 euro's at a swapmeet) looks pretty good now
with the cream coloured housing that will be pinstriped. The trim
has been dechromed to expose the nickleplating, and I like the
"nickle and cream" combination.
|The taillight I also bought at a swapmeet ( for 12 euro's and
50 cents) , it has the text "Saturnus" on the inside
of the glass and is supposed to be from an old BMW.. I had the
housing powdercoated and the bezel is being nickleplated... Used
waterproof sandpaper and commandant polishing compound to clean
up the lenses a bit.