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Old 28-01-2018, 09:09 PM   #121
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Looking good. You could do with one of those wire wheels that Delorean restorers use to return the stainless steel panels to original, as used on one episode of Wheeler Dealers, although can't for the life of me remember which one. Maybe worth a google?

Edit: Found a video of it in use, it's called a flapper wheel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Sl...ature=youtu.be
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Do you mean a flapper wheel?
Thanks for the suggestion - I did have a search for that but I thought that it would be tricky to blend all the angles in and still get the lines straight. At least I could have a go with the paper and see how I get on first!

While I mention it, I managed another 90 minutes in the garage to get the whole of the tank sanded in 180 grit. It's starting to look the part now and I can't wait to get the chance to finish it in the 240. Here are a few progress pictures (you can see some crossed lines in there but the 240 will get these out):

20180128_184512 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180128_184500 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180128_184455 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180128_184439 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180128_184429 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180128_184419 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180128_184348 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

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Old 29-01-2018, 08:58 PM   #122
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I know, I know - how many pictures can one man post of a fuel tank? Rest assured though, this wont be the last time either! I got the final sand done in the 240 grit and while initially I couldn't see too much difference - the pictures speak for themselves. I'll be dropping it in at the painters tomorrow to get lacquered along with the tank protectors.

Pics as promised:
20180129_180621 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180129_180615 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180129_180609 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

The difference:

PhotoGrid_1517255284780 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

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Coming on well - looking forward to seeing what it looks like lacquered - is this the finish or are they refining more ?
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This is looking epic!

I now have a desire to strip the paint off my Aluminium winter road bike in favour of brushed effect (unfortunately I don't have a Ducati!)
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Coming on well - looking forward to seeing what it looks like lacquered - is this the finish or are they refining more ?
Hi buddy.

Finish wise, it's staying as it is but is being satin lacquered so will lose a little shine just like the carbon panels.

I'm hoping it will cover a few if the wayward / more difficult lines on it too. Fingers crossed it comes out ok.

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I told you there'd be more pictures of the tank! I picked it up today from the painter and it looks awesome. The picture doesn't really do it justice but you get the idea. The tank protectors were also lacquered with a satin finish.

20180202_095628 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

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This Bike is stunning! I've got myself a bike last saturday (New to me) and thinking of doing a project thread
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Hi buddy.

Finish wise, it's staying as it is but is being satin lacquered so will lose a little shine just like the carbon panels.

I'm hoping it will cover a few if the wayward / more difficult lines on it too. Fingers crossed it comes out ok.

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Hi Matt

Well it looks to have come back well and looks very nice.

Looking forward to seeing it coming together as a finished article now
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This Bike is stunning! I've got myself a bike last saturday (New to me) and thinking of doing a project thread
Let's have some pics!

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No further updates on the Panigale but she does now have a stablemate. I picked this up the other day - it's a 2005 GSXR 750 that has been repainted in the Rizla Suzuki colours. It wasn't the cheapest out there but did come with approx. £5k of extras that all enhance it's potential track ability. Some of the main extras are listed below:

Quickshifter
Wavey discs
Quick action throttle
Brembo RCS 19 master cylinder
Yacugar shock
Ohlins fork kit
Power commander (dynoed at 134BHP)
Braided hoses
TRW rearsets
Crash bungs
Quick release fuel cap
Sigma slipper clutch
Brembo clutch lever
LED gear indicator
Akrapovic can (came with - not fittes at present)

It also came with about a million extra decals, sprockets, original bits and a folder full of receipts proving the work done. It also comes with photos of the original colours and all the old MOT's and tax discs. The seller put 12 months MOT on it too.

I can't wait to get out on track on it once it gets warmer. I might even start a separate thread on it as it does need some very minor TLC (for fellow DW'ers anyway).

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