Sunday, November 9, 2008
Front End Detail
After removing the forks I figured I would see what I could do to improve the triple clamp. The rubber inserts are for the instrument bracket. The rubber has become hard to I did not try to remove it for fear of damaging it and replacements would be hard to find.
I decided not to polish it due to all the intricate passages. Instead I tried using an aluminum casting paint after priming. This is the same paint I was going to use on the engine cases but I did not like the results you see here. In the end, I remove the paint and just cleaned it up with 600 grit sand paper.
I removed and stripped the head light shell and both of the mounting "ear" (one of them was damaged). The mounting ears turned out very well using Duplicolor "Chevrolet Orange" and a clear coat. I painted the head light shell in Duplicolor White and it looks OK.
Here is the head light shell after painting.