'61 Deluxe model?


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Hammerhead

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 5, 2018
309
1,264
Franklin,NH
#1
I picked this up a few weeks ago. All disassembled. And stripped the rest of the paint. I may leave it polished metal. Not totally sure though. Thoughts?
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Hammerhead

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 5, 2018
309
1,264
Franklin,NH
#3
Thank you. Started with a brass wire wheel on an electric drill, then hand sanded with 150 wet sand, then 220 wet sand. Dry rubbed with fine scotch Brite pad. Final step was Mother's chrome polish with one of those cones on the drill. I think it could polish better if I wet sanded more with the 220, then maybe some 400.
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Hammerhead

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 5, 2018
309
1,264
Franklin,NH
#4
Painted the fork today. Foot + of snow forcast for tomorrow so.... Inside stuff for a few days. Other than snow removal.
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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
10,388
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Central Arizona
#5
OMG!!! All that work polishing up the frame and you used a solid color paint! I would have gone with a translucent (candy) Blue paint so the metal underneath would make it pop. ;)
 
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Hammerhead

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 5, 2018
309
1,264
Franklin,NH
#6
Thank you for the comments
OMG!!! All that work polishing up the frame and you used a solid color paint! I would have gone with a translucent (candy) Blue paint so the metal underneath would make it pop. ;)
I'm going to redo the fork. It was very rusted in some spots so tried the candy over white primer. Close but I guess more sanding and polishing on the fork.
Hammerhead
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
10,388
9,083
Central Arizona
#7
I've seen a couple stripped and cleaned up frames where the owners clear coated them, but never seen or tried to candy over the raw tubes. If the frame was cleaned up really good I'd think a candy coat with be BAD verses a clear coat.
 

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