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Well I got my tank back today :) so I have the bike back together..

Some pics:

Oooh... Shiny..


Front Wheel..


New Carbon Look Decal, polished fairing bracket, and shiny frame...


Rear Wheel, Swingarm, Exhaust..


All together (I love how you can see the cars in the reflections on the fairing)


Full Frontal!


And it again..


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i wouldnt mind having that green bike! wow, you did a wonderful job...did u use the spray on paint stripper or the one in the can? what brand of polish and did u use compound to strip it also?

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Can you tell me what step you did to polish the frame? Did you just pull the body work and tank? I dont really know where to start.. any help would be appreciated.. thanks



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Bike looks fantastic Cdn... was it ever in doubt? Must feel good finally seeing her all together and done...

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Yeah boy child, it came together real well. I must say that I'm impressed.

We did a load of work. Fat Bastards to celebrate?
 

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Most of the info on what we did is here:
http://www.schiebel.ca/Polishing/frame_polishing_101.htm
Maybe we can get this posted on the front screen somewhere..

This is a rough guide on what we did, with some pictures to help along the way.

Arturo3rd, we used Mothers aluminum polish for most of it, then finished it off with a couple coats of Autosol metal polish.



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looks pretty darn nice there! I don't know why ppl say the pre 03 6R's were outdated styling, cuz I love every pic I see of them on this website. (I am partial to the green wheels on the green bike tho, sry)

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Once again getting green envy :D. Love the bike! Looks awesome. A bit of polishing here and there makes these bikes look unbelievable. I like the way the wheels came out too. GREAT JOB!!

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The bike looks great! I really like it. I can't wait until I get my 03 completely polished and looking good. One small suggestion, is that you could polish the foot plates on your rearsets. I took mine off and polished them by hand. Didn't use any paint strippers or anything, just started with 220 grit and went to 400, 1000, 2000, and eagle polish, and they came out looking great. Once again, the bike looks good![8D]

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On the same topic, but a bit of a different note, my aluminum can got scratched when it was shipped, i suppose i could just go with some fine steel wool and polish to fix it eh? And i believe crome and al polishes are teh same arent they? they dont really seem to stipulate btwn the two and alot of metal polish say they will work on both, anyone see any problems with this?
 

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Cdn... is that the stocker can polished ???

Hmmmmm... can't believe you put that much work into a (hack, cough, sputter) STOCK can... with a bike that sweet - time to grab a nice can brother !!! I recommend a nice Akro or Yosh to put the finishing touches on her... lighten her up a bit and make it sound as good as it looks you know... ;)

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Oops, you posted at the same time as me DJ..

Yea that is the stock can polished.
I am a poor, poor, college student.. Can't afford a new can right now.
I want to get a Hindle system, but I'm also thinking of making this into a race replica, with the decal package from the Kawi WSBK team. They use Akro, which is a hell of a lot more $$ :(



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I wonder how you are get your bike to shine like that... those plastic too... [:p]
Was that can hard to do...
I have had some problems with the frame but it's gonna be ok...
Are your colored your rear foot rest black..?

I'm gonna put some pic of my bike when it's ready...

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I think that you should keep the black pegs on, they sort of disappear on the back of the bike. It looks real clean. I'd leave 'em...
 

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I just got the last of the polishing done on mine today, and damn I'm glad thats over. Pics will be up by next week when my man gets the paint finished ( just gotta cut and buff the clearcoat).Yours looks good as hell, nice job.

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