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Old 11-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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What a mess it was :S The guy never cleaned it . it was outside all the time. He painted the front wheel black cause' he was to lazy to polish the wheels.... when I got the paint off the wheels were so oxidized and pitted I had to sand them a compound them out. The paint was all scratched up ...tank dented...front fender gouged...I cursed him the whole time I was working on it....basic care would have cut my job in half. Anyway I painted it , put pipes on it, re jetted,added sissy bar and found 2 chrome 1960 Buick Le saber fender badges. I took a dremel and cut the LE out and cut the pins off the back to make one of a kind tank badges. The chrome script has an ols school feel to it.

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Hi, 2000 Sabre Owner here. I'm trying to restore it after years of being on the beach in SD. Could you give me a detailed explanation of how to restore the wheels and forks? What is this rubbing compound called? Should I consider and blasting the wheels?
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hey Midnight,

If there real bad you may have to Wet sand with 1500 then 2000 then compound out with black, brown, red polishing compound. Each color has a different degree of abrasiveness. Use a buffing compound like this with a buffing wheel on a drill.. The higher the speed the better.



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Old 11-11-2012, 08:18 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Very nice!!!


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Old 11-11-2012, 08:55 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Nice job!!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:43 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Thanks! I'll be heading to Sears tomorrow.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Very nice! The bike looks great!
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I liked it better before you fricked with it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:34 PM   #28 (permalink)
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nice. love the buick emblems.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:41 PM   #29 (permalink)
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great job it looks very good great idea on the buick thing.
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