Old 6th November 2019, 06:30 PM #1
ars ars is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Posts: 520
Motorbike: Deauville
Modifications: nitrous
ars ars is offline
Supporter

 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Posts: 520
Rides: Deauville
Mods: nitrous
Restoring metalwork

I'm trying to get this back to looking a bit better than it is.. What's the best way of cleaning it up?

ars is offline   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 06:35 PM #2
Mr Snapped Banjo String's Avatar
Mr Snapped Banjo String Mr Snapped Banjo String is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Here n there
Posts: 3,337
Motorbike: 98 fireblade
Modifications: Nope
Mr Snapped Banjo String Mr Snapped Banjo String is offline
Supporter

Mr Snapped Banjo String's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Here n there
Posts: 3,337
Rides: 98 fireblade
Mods: Nope
Re: Restoring metalwork

Nitromores.... wire brush.... clean it off... primer ... paint colour of your choice....

Sand blaster could be an option too??
Mr Snapped Banjo String is offline   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 06:35 PM #3
seano seano is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Cork bai
Posts: 369
Motorbike: Dreaming
seano seano is offline
Supporter

 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Cork bai
Posts: 369
Rides: Dreaming
Re: Restoring metalwork

Most professional looking would probably be soda blast and respray cheapest probably scrub, sand and a spray
seano is offline   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 06:35 PM #4
f4fwildcat f4fwildcat is offline
Novice Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Galway
Posts: 45
Motorbike: Yamaha xv535 96
f4fwildcat f4fwildcat is offline
Novice Racer

 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Galway
Posts: 45
Rides: Yamaha xv535 96
Re: Restoring metalwork

If you're only looking to clean it up and not restore it to new. What I've been doing is using a brass wire wheel in a drill to clean of as much rust and loose paint as I can. Then you can use a rust converter or a primer and then paint black with automotive paint. A few coats will make for a tougher finish and with the cold weather now you might need to leave the spray cans in some warm water to thin the paint and or you might be lucky to have a heated shed.

That's what I do if I'm only looking to clean something up and not go the way of sandblasting and powder coating or painting it professionally.
f4fwildcat is offline   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 06:43 PM #5
SoulX's Avatar
SoulX SoulX is online now
Biker.ie old-skool
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Near Wild Heaven
Posts: 8,678
Motorbike: Chainsaw/bike hybrid
Modifications: White Wall tyre
SoulX SoulX is online now
Biker.ie old-skool

SoulX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Near Wild Heaven
Posts: 8,678
Rides: Chainsaw/bike hybrid
Mods: White Wall tyre
Re: Restoring metalwork

Wire brush the shit out of it then black hammerite.
SoulX is online now   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 06:54 PM #6
ars ars is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Posts: 520
Motorbike: Deauville
Modifications: nitrous
ars ars is offline
Supporter

 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Posts: 520
Rides: Deauville
Mods: nitrous
Re: Restoring metalwork

Thanks lads...I'm debating whether to just slap it back on the way it is as it won't be seen when the fairing and clocks are back on.
There is a part of me that thinks I should try and clean it up.
ars is offline   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 06:58 PM #7
seano seano is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Cork bai
Posts: 369
Motorbike: Dreaming
seano seano is offline
Supporter

 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Cork bai
Posts: 369
Rides: Dreaming
Re: Restoring metalwork

Originally Posted by ars
Thanks lads...I'm debating whether to just slap it back on the way it is as it won't be seen when the fairing and clocks are back on.
There is a part of me that thinks I should try and clean it up.
I'd throw any paint at all on if your not going to do anything so it at least won't rust more. It will rust quicker where the paint has gone
seano is offline   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 07:10 PM #8
ars ars is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Posts: 520
Motorbike: Deauville
Modifications: nitrous
ars ars is offline
Supporter

 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Posts: 520
Rides: Deauville
Mods: nitrous
Re: Restoring metalwork

I'll see how much it'll be to blast it so...can't imagine it being that much for such a small item.
ars is offline   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 07:13 PM #9
sharpbikes's Avatar
sharpbikes sharpbikes is offline
MotoGP Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: limerick
Posts: 2,358
Motorbike: vtr,
Modifications: inflatable doll underseat
sharpbikes sharpbikes is offline
MotoGP Legend

sharpbikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: limerick
Posts: 2,358
Rides: vtr,
Mods: inflatable doll underseat
Re: Restoring metalwork

get it powder coated, most lads that powder coat can blast for you too
sharpbikes is offline   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 08:17 PM #10
f4fwildcat f4fwildcat is offline
Novice Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Galway
Posts: 45
Motorbike: Yamaha xv535 96
f4fwildcat f4fwildcat is offline
Novice Racer

 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Galway
Posts: 45
Rides: Yamaha xv535 96
Re: Restoring metalwork

If you're going to sandblast and powder coat I'd get a few other items to go with it, I'm guessing they will charge about as much for one piece as a few together but can't say for sure myself as I've never looked into it.
f4fwildcat is offline   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 08:40 PM #11
DavyH DavyH is online now
Veteran Racer
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 3,148
Motorbike: Rrn,Sp1,Bros 663,Fs650
Modifications: A few bits and pieces!
DavyH DavyH is online now
Veteran Racer

 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 3,148
Rides: Rrn,Sp1,Bros 663,Fs650
Mods: A few bits and pieces!
Re: Restoring metalwork

That’s not even all that rough looking,a good clean with an oily rag and a wipe down you’ll probably find it presentable
DavyH is online now   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 09:20 PM #12
me2 me2 is offline
MotoGP Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Blanch
Posts: 1,040
Motorbike: dublin bus
Modifications: standard adult fare
me2 me2 is offline
MotoGP Legend

 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Blanch
Posts: 1,040
Rides: dublin bus
Mods: standard adult fare
Originally Posted by SoulX
Wire brush the shit out of it then black hammerite.
Anything but hammerite as a first option, when fully cured its still too soft and readily rubs off leaving exposed metal. It's only plus is it allows ya to put off till tomorrow what should be tackled today.
me2 is offline   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 09:26 PM #13
SoulX's Avatar
SoulX SoulX is online now
Biker.ie old-skool
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Near Wild Heaven
Posts: 8,678
Motorbike: Chainsaw/bike hybrid
Modifications: White Wall tyre
SoulX SoulX is online now
Biker.ie old-skool

SoulX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Near Wild Heaven
Posts: 8,678
Rides: Chainsaw/bike hybrid
Mods: White Wall tyre
Re: Restoring metalwork

Originally Posted by me2
Anything but hammerite as a first option, when fully cured its still too soft and readily rubs off leaving exposed metal. It's only plus is it allows ya to put off till tomorrow what should be tackled today.
I painted the frame of my kids Italjet with hammerite about 15 yrs ago and it's still perfect,despite their best efforts
SoulX is online now   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 09:30 PM #14
sharpbikes's Avatar
sharpbikes sharpbikes is offline
MotoGP Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: limerick
Posts: 2,358
Motorbike: vtr,
Modifications: inflatable doll underseat
sharpbikes sharpbikes is offline
MotoGP Legend

sharpbikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: limerick
Posts: 2,358
Rides: vtr,
Mods: inflatable doll underseat
Re: Restoring metalwork

trick ive used is to strip it to bare metal then shove it in the oven for 20 mins and then spray it using engine enamel paint, generally bakes on fairly hard, just keep an eye out for flying cutlery when she catches you putting parts in the oven
sharpbikes is offline   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 09:43 PM #15
Beard-Face Beard-Face is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Exotic Meath
Posts: 198
Motorbike: Hornet 600
Modifications: A mixture of muck n shite
Beard-Face Beard-Face is offline
Supporter

 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Exotic Meath
Posts: 198
Rides: Hornet 600
Mods: A mixture of muck n shite
Re: Restoring metalwork

Wire brush on a drill then rattle can black primer, black paint and a coat or two of lacquer. Job for life and cost u about 30 quid. Hardest part is putting the time in.
Beard-Face is offline   ReplyReply
Old 6th November 2019, 10:18 PM #16
Unfazed Unfazed is offline
MotoGP Star
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cork
Posts: 997
Motorbike: Fazer 1000, 600 & Serow
Unfazed Unfazed is offline
MotoGP Star

 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cork
Posts: 997
Rides: Fazer 1000, 600 & Serow
Re: Restoring metalwork

Originally Posted by ars
Thanks lads...I'm debating whether to just slap it back on the way it is as it won't be seen when the fairing and clocks are back on.
There is a part of me that thinks I should try and clean it up.
Its a €250 part, I would be cleaning it and painting
Unfazed is offline   ReplyReply
Old 7th November 2019, 01:24 AM #17
me2 me2 is offline
MotoGP Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Blanch
Posts: 1,040
Motorbike: dublin bus
Modifications: standard adult fare
me2 me2 is offline
MotoGP Legend

 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Blanch
Posts: 1,040
Rides: dublin bus
Mods: standard adult fare
Originally Posted by SoulX
I painted the frame of my kids Italjet with hammerite about 15 yrs ago and it's still perfect,despite their best efforts
I too speak with authority, having considerable experience with hammerite painting my roadgoing old nail, much to my shame being able to make such a confession.
me2 is offline   ReplyReply
Old 7th November 2019, 08:20 AM #18
CodeJACK's Avatar
CodeJACK CodeJACK is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dublin South
Posts: 2,484
Motorbike: Z1000SX
Modifications: Your Ma!
My Motorcycle Pics
CodeJACK CodeJACK is offline
Supporter

CodeJACK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dublin South
Posts: 2,484
Rides: Z1000SX
Mods: Your Ma!
My Motorcycle Pics
Re: Restoring metalwork

My GIVI pannier rack is in similar condition and this is one of the jobs I'd like to get done. I was gonna have them blasted and then hammerite em. Powercoating is expensive (80€ min i think) so ill see how much a tin of hammerite is.
CodeJACK is offline   ReplyReply
Old 7th November 2019, 09:59 AM #19
RTV's Avatar
RTV RTV is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Cork
Posts: 1,923
Motorbike: The all mighty GS
RTV RTV is offline
Supporter

RTV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Cork
Posts: 1,923
Rides: The all mighty GS
Re: Restoring metalwork

Wire brush the shit out of it, primer, paint and it'll look perfect.

Thin coats of paint to avoid runs and you'll be golden.
RTV is offline   ReplyReply
Old 7th November 2019, 02:23 PM #20
seano seano is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Cork bai
Posts: 369
Motorbike: Dreaming
seano seano is offline
Supporter

 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Cork bai
Posts: 369
Rides: Dreaming
Re: Restoring metalwork

Originally Posted by CodeJACK
My GIVI pannier rack is in similar condition and this is one of the jobs I'd like to get done. I was gonna have them blasted and then hammerite em. Powercoating is expensive (80€ min i think) so ill see how much a tin of hammerite is.
Try Eddie at Sodablast.ie never priced stuff off him but he's commented prices on his bookface account a few times 350 for a set of cage wheels blasted prepped and powder coated so a few small pannier racks mightn't be too bad. He does a lot of bike stuff being one himself
seano is offline   ReplyReply
Old 7th November 2019, 02:37 PM #21
Gixxer's Avatar
Gixxer Gixxer is offline
Resident gynaecologist
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14,182
Motorbike: NSU Quickly
Modifications: Lobotomy
Gixxer Gixxer is offline
Resident gynaecologist

Gixxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14,182
Rides: NSU Quickly
Mods: Lobotomy
Re: Restoring metalwork

Originally Posted by seano
He does a lot of bike stuff being one himself
He's a bike?
Gixxer is offline   ReplyReply
Old 7th November 2019, 02:42 PM #22
seano seano is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Cork bai
Posts: 369
Motorbike: Dreaming
seano seano is offline
Supporter

 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Cork bai
Posts: 369
Rides: Dreaming
Re: Restoring metalwork

Originally Posted by Gixxer
He's a bike?

It's 2019 after all, one can be whatever they want
seano is offline   ReplyReply
Old 7th November 2019, 04:11 PM #23
me2 me2 is offline
MotoGP Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Blanch
Posts: 1,040
Motorbike: dublin bus
Modifications: standard adult fare
me2 me2 is offline
MotoGP Legend

 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Blanch
Posts: 1,040
Rides: dublin bus
Mods: standard adult fare
Originally Posted by seano

It's 2019 after all, one can be whatever they want
Which pronoun does the bike prefer we use?
me2 is offline   ReplyReply
Old 7th November 2019, 04:23 PM #24
sharpbikes's Avatar
sharpbikes sharpbikes is offline
MotoGP Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: limerick
Posts: 2,358
Motorbike: vtr,
Modifications: inflatable doll underseat
sharpbikes sharpbikes is offline
MotoGP Legend

sharpbikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: limerick
Posts: 2,358
Rides: vtr,
Mods: inflatable doll underseat
Re: Restoring metalwork

Originally Posted by CodeJACK
My GIVI pannier rack is in similar condition and this is one of the jobs I'd like to get done. I was gonna have them blasted and then hammerite em. Powercoating is expensive (80€ min i think) so ill see how much a tin of hammerite is.
ive used mpc (midlands powder coating) once or twice in the past and he was cheap, not sure id give him an expensive set of wheels but racks, and fairing stays and whatnot id get done there
sharpbikes is offline   ReplyReply
Old 7th November 2019, 07:20 PM #25
Gixxer's Avatar
Gixxer Gixxer is offline
Resident gynaecologist
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14,182
Motorbike: NSU Quickly
Modifications: Lobotomy
Gixxer Gixxer is offline
Resident gynaecologist

Gixxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14,182
Rides: NSU Quickly
Mods: Lobotomy
Re: Restoring metalwork

if you have a compressor, make yourself a little soda/sand blaster. It's really easy.
Gixxer is offline   ReplyReply
Old 7th November 2019, 07:38 PM #26
Blueb6 Blueb6 is offline
ISB Contender
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Clare
Posts: 345
Blueb6 Blueb6 is offline
ISB Contender

 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Clare
Posts: 345
Re: Restoring metalwork

Originally Posted by RTV
Wire brush the shit out of it, primer, paint and it'll look perfect.

Thin coats of paint to avoid runs and you'll be golden.
This
Blueb6 is offline   ReplyReply
Old 8th November 2019, 07:20 AM #27
Jack stowage's Avatar
Jack stowage Jack stowage is offline
MotoGP Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Wherever i lay my hat
Posts: 1,572
Motorbike: Whatevers popular
Modifications: cyclist skewer
Jack stowage Jack stowage is offline
MotoGP Legend

Jack stowage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Wherever i lay my hat
Posts: 1,572
Rides: Whatevers popular
Mods: cyclist skewer
Re: Restoring metalwork

Originally Posted by Gixxer
if you have a compressor, make yourself a little soda/sand blaster. It's really easy.
He cant even decide how to clean and paint that frame ffs...............
Jack stowage is offline   ReplyReply
Old 8th November 2019, 01:08 PM #28
CodeJACK's Avatar
CodeJACK CodeJACK is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dublin South
Posts: 2,484
Motorbike: Z1000SX
Modifications: Your Ma!
My Motorcycle Pics
CodeJACK CodeJACK is offline
Supporter

CodeJACK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dublin South
Posts: 2,484
Rides: Z1000SX
Mods: Your Ma!
My Motorcycle Pics
Re: Restoring metalwork

Originally Posted by Gixxer
if you have a compressor, make yourself a little soda/sand blaster. It's really easy.
Actually, that reminds me I have the lidl sand blast gun buried in the garage somewhere. Time to find out how shite it is I suppose
CodeJACK is offline   ReplyReply
Old 9th December 2019, 07:48 PM #29
ratbag's Avatar
ratbag ratbag is offline
Mr Ratbag to you
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: on a boat
Posts: 995
Motorbike: yam gts 1000 harley springer & ultraglide
Modifications: custom paint by jay.b progressive air ride
ratbag ratbag is offline
Mr Ratbag to you

ratbag's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: on a boat
Posts: 995
Rides: yam gts 1000 harley springer & ultraglide
Mods: custom paint by jay.b progressive air ride
Re: Restoring metalwork

wire brush then coat with fertan
ratbag is offline   ReplyReply
 

Irish Biker's Forum

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection above. .