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Paint stripped 1st maybe?Polishing badly oxidized rims off my 77D. clearcoat wasn't hard, cuz it was mostly gone. oxidization is next level and responds poorly to all elbow grease.
Here is a function that describes my experience:
Time + Hand-cramping = Amount of shine
so far have tried Autosol, vinegar, steel wool, sandpaper, wizard cloth, with no noticeable winner in terms of effect. I have lost a fair amount of dead skin off my hands, so there's that.
Relacing for the first time, so if it's gonna shine it's happening here and now. Or in a week or so... #wintergoals
Yeah, I forgot to mention I used gel stripper. It did make the last remnants of clearcoat very brittle, which was helpful, but zero effect on the metal itself.Paint stripped 1st maybe?
I don't think I ever got my aluminum engine covers to polish as good as after I first stripped them.
I’m interested in how you make out with this project. I’ve been thing about a hydraulic clutch too. Surprised no one has produced a kit yet. Good luck and keep us posted with your progress!Today I had a play with the side casing as I have chosen to go with a hydraulic clutch.
I purchased a Nissin/Suzuki slave cylinder as it was cheap and to be fair it doesn't look too bad in it's place.It was almost a good fit in the original hole but I needed to drill the hole bigger to fit it correctly.
To make sure I had the cylinder centred exactly I machined a disc the same o/d as the casing hole with a pilot hole in the centre for the hole saw to centre correctly and to stop in wandering.It worked well I think and all I need to do now it remove a cats whisker of material from the cylinder face to let it sit flat,drill the holes and job done.When I drill the holes I may have to weld some material in the back of the casing for some extra strength but so far so good.
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I’m interested in how you make out with this project. I’ve been thing about a hydraulic clutch too. Surprised no one has produced a kit yet. Good luck and keep us posted with your progress!