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Ian_B

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3ma1 Tidy Up
« on: June 23, 2014, 12:05:55 PM »
Hi,

I bought a 3ma last year which like many others on here seemed to have lived most of its past 25 years by the sea and suffered a lot of corrosion.  Anyway, I've finally got around to starting to tidy it up and so here is the first of what should be a few photos over the coming months, starting with the rear shock:



Cheers,

Ian
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 10:00:29 PM »
Hi Ian looking at the quality of your work you are going to have a beauty of a 3ma looking forward to the rest of it.
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 03:11:40 AM »
That's nice Ian,

did you strip it down to clean ?
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 09:55:00 AM »
That's nice Ian,

did you strip it down to clean ?

Thanks - the shock had a full strip down.  It's a mixture of re-plating (zinc), re-chroming, aqua blasting and new bits.

Front forks had a similar treatment: aqua blasting for the lowers, re-chroming for the tubes and all new internals.





Got a few other experiments happening at the moment with black zinc finishing so hopefully some more positive outcomes soon.

Cheers,

Ian

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 08:41:30 AM »
A bit more progress, this time with the fuel tank.  It wasn't too bad to start with, a bit rough but nothing major:









The refreshed version:





Not sure on the final colour scheme and so just in case:



Cheers,

Ian
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 12:32:22 AM »
that is looking very good!
What color are you using for black zinc? I tried clear/blue, yellow and olive dub but never black as its the most expensive

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2014, 07:59:17 AM »
That came out perfect, did you spray it yourself? 8)

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014, 10:20:18 AM »
that is looking very good!
What color are you using for black zinc? I tried clear/blue, yellow and olive dub but never black as its the most expensive

Thanks.  The company that did the plating offered yellow (gold), bright (silver), black and green olive drab finishes.

This is how the black zinc turned out:



Before:



After:



I'm quite happy with the results and the service from the company that did them was good.

That came out perfect, did you spray it yourself? 8)

Thanks - I wish I could say that I did do the spraying myself but this is way beyond my skill level and so sadly not.

Wheels are next on the list.

Cheers,

Ian
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2014, 02:43:16 AM »
Progress has been really slow of late.  I decided to get all of the OEM plastics restored and because every single piece had damage and/or missing bits it's been a bit of a pain. My picture taking skills are poor to say the least but here are a few before and after shots:





























All up, sixteen panels got the same treatment.

Cheers,

Ian






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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2014, 09:20:03 AM »
Perfect job, impressive  :-*

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2014, 10:31:33 AM »
Very nice work.  ;)
The company is very good.
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2014, 08:52:51 PM »
Looking great.

Nothing beats oem fairings. ;)

Your bike will be like new 8)
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2014, 10:35:09 AM »
Perfect job, impressive  :-*

Very nice work.  ;)
The company is very good.

Looking great.

Nothing beats oem fairings. ;)

Your bike will be like new 8)

Thanks guys.  Going the OEM panel route is certainly worth it.  The guy that did the work is really good and so if any Oz based owners are looking for a recommended repairer I will happily pass on his details.

Brake discs have now arrived:



I had hoped to reuse the OEM discs but they were in a bad way, not surprising when you look at some of the pads that came off the bike.



Cheers,

Ian



 
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2014, 02:43:36 PM »
Hi Ian i love you'r attention to detail your bike will be better than new well done you ;)

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2014, 05:17:48 PM »
Hi Ian i love you'r attention to detail your bike will be better than new well done you ;)

i sense you're about to go back in steve? to get another big job on the go. lol

that work is inspirational ian, and pics of the chassis and motor?
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