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PostSubject: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:32 pm

Today I started removing parts from my bike to start the process of removing the rear light and positioning an different one elsewhere, First of all I took the light, fender and rails off to get more of an idea how it all goes together and how I'd fill the big fuck off crater behind the rear light?
Then I packed fibre glass in the holes from both sides so it sandwiches the fender in between to stop it dropping out,

Then I drilled about twenty 3mm holes around the edge of the recess for the light and other various points, so the filler squeezes through the holes to create a key, (sorry no photo)
Next, I built it up with 2 pack filler slightly proud of the crater, Then got the palm sander on it to get the profile of the fender,


Far from finished yet, but I'm onto the fine filling stage and hand sanding to make sure it feels ok. I'll update as and when I do some more.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:37 pm

top pic Sim wow go bobber Sim
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:44 pm

I did try the stock rider seat on while I had it stripped down and thought Hmmmmm  But then I got the frown from Jo and quickly forgot that idea 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:45 pm

Looks like you are again doing a very good job Sim, as you did when you removed the Indicator and reg light unit. Really looking forward to seeing this finished as it will potentially look so bloody cool with the rear light gone as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:25 pm

But then I got the frown from Jo and quickly forgot that idea 

The Queen speaks     
  Very good job Sim. I am jealous. I wish I had the ability to do that. 
Did you decide to go with the Tear Drop. I think it will be very nice and clean when you get it done. 
 I have been thinking about adding some Red accent to my Trike. On the fenders and tank. If I try it I think I will try PlastiDip.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:39 pm

I agree with Tex about being jealous of your skills I will watch this thread with baited breath  
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:50 pm

Proudtexon wrote:
Did you decide to go with the Tear Drop.
It's on my watch list, but I've not decided yet? I want something special but haven't come across one that really takes my fancy yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:21 pm

yep top pic bobber it Sim !!!!

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:04 pm

Lovely job on the sanding and getting the shape spot on!

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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:23 pm

The bikes look so tidy with this modification done, I want it, I want, I want it & did I say I want it.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:33 pm

Thanks for the encouraging comments guy's 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:17 pm

Looking good Sim.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:34 am

I'm sooo making that mod this winter!

Got my spare fender so I can experiment as much as I want.

I'm thinking of having something like this one, two vertically.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSAL-MOTORCYCLE-LED-REAR-TAIL-BRAKE-STOP-LICENSE-NUMBER-PLATE-LIGHT-CUSTOM/261275755652?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D74%26meid%3D2158456969539925749%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1048%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D181142171438%26#ht_2301wt_1004
Black out the screws, sink it into fender and it should look cool.

Then again, if I want to go for gold/red colour paint later, that might not fit well at all.

Can't wait to start :)
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:37 pm

They'd look very nice indeed Marcin, the only thing is they have a license plate light on the bottom, which would show white on the side if they were vertical, no problem though as I've seen them without licence plate light on ebay  

Latest update on the fender is? no where near finished lol coming along nicely though Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:41 pm

That looks brilliant Sim.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:57 pm

Taking shape
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:30 pm

Love it!!
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:54 am

Does Jo know she is married to a genius.  
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:05 am

Can't wait to see the completed job Sim.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:35 pm

Thats a cracking job your doing simbo, looks very good indeed  
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:09 am

NICE! nice  nice sweet lookin bit of work Sim how about solo seat with a bum pad for the pilly lol actually scrap that and tell joe not to throw anything at me next time we all meet hahahahahahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:17 am

Yeah, Jo, when we will see you on your own custom bobber?
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:06 pm

Nearly there Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:30 pm

You can see from the way the light hits it in the photo, you've nailed that curve 100%. Great work Sim!!
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:33 pm

Very impressed, cant wait to see it top coat finished and lacquered.  
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:25 pm

Certainly doing a good job there Sim,well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:43 pm

Looking good Sim.     have you decided on a Tail light yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:27 pm

Bootiful 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:24 am

Cheers guys   I must admit lol I was shitting my pants when I first filled the hole that the light left behind  Especially when Jo came in the garage and said, your either stupid or talented taking on something like that!  Only another 12 coats and a shit load of rubbing down before it's ready for fitting lol 95% prep, 5% spraying as they say Rolling Eyes  Loving it so far though! Very Happy 

Tex, No real decision on a light yet to be honest, Still scouring Ebay trying to find that special something.

Mal, god knows how I got the curve right first time?!?! beginners luck 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:42 am

great bit of work sim
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:16 am

If you cant decide on a nice one for the rear or on the led idea you can just fit the number plate with the lights on the side mount
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:20 pm

Sim
Was thinking about your brake light delima and had a look around the web and saw this.
Not sure if its what your after, but thought i would chuck it in there.

http://www.aliexpress.com/price/suzuki-swift-brake-price.html

Nice work though
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:39 pm

OMG! Those are bloody excellent! There's another job added to the possibles..... 

Black out the clear lenses on my hard panniers, so they just look like a bulge, and add these instead. WOW. Good find Arron.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:24 pm

Good job there mate, I know where to come now to get mine done on the cheap without getting my hands dirty lol

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:20 pm

Cheers for the link Arron  some interesting stuff on there  

Come round whenever Jim  I'll have the Dulux ready 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:12 pm

Thanks for looking Arron  I was hoping to not fix anything to the fender really, If I have a chrome light I'll put it above the side mounted reg plate? I've ordered some LED strips to see if it's an option to fit them in the fender? I fancy something like this type of thing but with a black face, then once it's sunk in the fender, they wouldn't be easily noticed until lit.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:06 pm

Getting there! still not finished yet though lol Lights above? would they work with windscreen tint stuck over the face to black them out? I've ordered a couple for trying :what1: 

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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:10 pm

Lovely...
A lot of sanding to go though...orange peel galore so far affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:18 pm

Yep :aghh: I hate sanding now! 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:30 pm

Looks great, your bike will be lovely. You have such a good eye for modding the right look in so many ways.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:32 pm

sanding and lacquer will sort that plus the light it's under is making it look worse (stand out more) me think's a great job so far great shine to it my prediction it will look blooming brilliant when finished   keep up the good work mate
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:55 pm

Looking brill mate, sanding and lacquer will sort that out to look like a pro job !!! top job mate.


Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:55 pm

It looks great so far SIm,well done m8.You certainly have got talent and patience.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:17 pm

Ace 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:14 pm

Cheers guys   Marcin, I was hoping to get 6 coats of lacquer on today, Then flat it down smooth with no orange peel before giving it another 2 coats and then use rubbing compound and a polisher to bring it to a nice finish, I only managed 3 due to fatherly duties, So I'll flat it down again before getting another 3 on, then flat it down before finishing with the final 2, What grade would you recommend sanding between coats? 800 or 1200? Also, would you use a lubricant in the water, or just water for flatting down between coats? Cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:25 pm

By my reckoning I'd do no lower than 1200.
1500-2000 for the final polish due to minimal amount to be taken off. I guess it depends on the lacquer as well and if you laid it thick or just misting over.
With so many layers I'd probably try to lay a wet one on to see if it will level out on its own before going in with sanding.
What lacquer are you using? Normally you work to a specific timeframe with these ie layer every 15 minutes or so. Does your allow you to leave it overnight? I'm guessing it does.

Please take my pointers with a pinch of salt, I'm no pro :)
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:46 pm

I was thinking a very careful 800 lubricated next, to get flat again, then 3 coats with a 15/25 mins between coats, each coat blends into the last, forming one so to speak, then a flat down with a very careful 1000 before the final 2 coats, then flat down with a 1200 before buffing and polishing 4 days later? I don't fancy wet coating it really, I'd rather just spend time on the last two coats bringing it up nice without the risk of a run/sag to contend with  Pro? Nor am I mate lol I've been at it about 30 hours already! all good fun though 
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:05 am

If it's fun, it's done right :)
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PostSubject: Re: Clean Rear Fender .......... 2009 Suzuki C800   Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:05 am

That looks very good, I'm sure the finished job will be first class, you're a talented man.
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