53' Western Flyer X53 clean up.


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rusty.kirkpatrick

I live for the CABE
Jun 26, 2014
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mfhemi1969

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 4, 2015
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Indianapolis, IN, USA
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Pulled the little parts out of the Purple Power degreaser. Thank you @fboggs1986 for telling me about this stuff. The chrome and paint is cleaning up a lot better than I expected. All this is ready for a bath and some kind of wax. Now to clean up the little parts and finish the frame. Then the tank and wheels.

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Hard work pays off, Keep after it. Looking very good.
 
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2jakes

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 1, 2010
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Elysium Fields
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I like the look of your Western and what you
have done.
I have a similar bike and I’m doing the same
thing.
Thanks for sharing and keep posting when
possible.
 
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2jakes

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 1, 2010
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Elysium Fields
#9
I would rather have a bike like yours than one that has been re-chromed or painted again.
The red tires and pedals will look great.
That is one cool plate!
 
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rusty.kirkpatrick

I live for the CABE
Jun 26, 2014
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church point, la.
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Neanderthal77

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 8, 2014
441
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Chicago
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Cleaned up the outside of the tank and it looks good. The right side of the bike definitely took the brunt of the elements in the shed it sat in. Now on to washing everything and waxing. Just want to seal up the paint and chrome what would like some opinions as to what would be the best product to use?

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Neanderthal77

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 8, 2014
441
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Chicago
#14
Nice work. What's your method? The red's coming back strong, can't wait to see it all done.
Thank you. Just using WD40 and #0000 steel wool on the paint, then using PB Blaster, #3 and #0000 steel wool on the chrome. I would like to get the red back a little closer to what is under the reflector but nervous about scrubbing anymore because of the striping. Hoping the wax will bring it back a little more. If the rain clears up it will all get a bath and waxing will start as soon as parts are dry.

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Rides4Fun

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 19, 2017
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Front Royal, Virginia
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Wow, your hard work is really making this bike 'pop'! I can't wait to see more pics as it comes back together. Keeps me hopeful that I might find a bike like this one day!
 
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Neanderthal77

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 8, 2014
441
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Chicago
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Been busy so I haven't had the chance to finish getting it together. Did decide to clean up the og bars and use them. Had to replace the stem with the closest one I had. Also had to replace the crank, it was bent and rigged to make the bearing race work. Can't wait to finish and take it for a ride, of course it is supposed to rain the next couple days.

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