|As I know I will be making changes I did not want to paint anything
yet, so instead I used blackening chemicals (often used on guns)
then scotchbrite and finally linseed oil to seal and rustproof
the parts. Linseed oil actually dries and gives pretty good rust
protection, I may need to reapply after a while, we will see.
The tank and fender I ground smooth and sanded. Also degreasing
is a must before applying the blackening.
|After applying the oil the parts are shiny but when they dry
up they have a nice matt finish. As the frame was powdercoated
I figured sanding it by hand would take forever so I had it sandblasted.
I then gave it the same treatment as the fender and tank, and
found that on a sandblasted underground it works even better.
Hmmm. Maybe I will sandblast the other parts as well.
|The bolt under the neck emblem is drilled for the headlight
wires, which will go through the frame. I am quite happy how this
finish came out, maybe I will just leave it like this and not
paint it at all! Next jobs are stripping the paint off oiltank
and various other small parts and also I want to fabricate a sissybar.