I Never Promised You A Rose Garden 2017...A Huffy Tale

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  1. #41 Posted May 29, 2017

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  2. #42 Posted Jun 4, 2017

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    Like THIS?

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    This was at the weekend corner yard sale they have on the lot of the neighborhood grocery store...fifty cents. A bit caked up but about a third of the 8 oz. can left.
     
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  3. #43 Posted Jun 4, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    This is what I was talking about:

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  4. #44 Posted Jun 4, 2017

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    I know, but it's out there if I found THAT for fifty cents :)
     
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  5. #45 Posted Jun 14, 2017

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    Holly Huffy's story is on a short hiatus while Beryl gets the attention I can give her. Stay tuned (Radiobike joke)!
     
  6. #46 Posted Jun 15, 2017

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    I'm looking for that No. 7 rubbing compound now and I'll see if I can clean up the parts.
     
  7. #47 Posted Jun 15, 2017

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    I had no luck at all on the No. 7 so I got a can of Turtle Wax Renew RX for under six bucks. The rubbing will commence over the weekend!


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  8. #48 Posted Jun 15, 2017

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    That was a very short hiatus. About 5' 2"...
     
  9. #49 Posted Aug 23, 2017

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    IMG_0010.JPG IMG_0011.JPG IMG_0012.JPG IMG_0013.JPG Here is a problem. I've had TWO previous cans of Dupli-Color Metal Specks Ocean Blue (MS 200) just QUIT. I can't see anything I've done wrong trying to paint the Huffy's rack, fork and I thought about the chainguard, also the replacement correct Rollfast rack for Tempest.

    Can number three.

    I waited to try and do as much as I could...shake shake, all business. Popped the cap off.

    NO BUTTON! GRRRRRRRR

    I wonder if I'm being played with! I've wasted a lot of time and I'm about ready to call a Boise store with this same chain and get it straight.

    Either that or see if True Value has the spray buttons.
     
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  10. #50 Posted Sep 1, 2017

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    @partsguy I could sure use those arms like maybe next month...and I found a boy's 1968 Camaro on eBay in green for more references.

    I have better dark blue spraypaint that is non-metallic and close enough to the frame color that I could finish painting.
     
  11. #51 Posted Sep 4, 2017

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    I sold my Silver Jet parts rack on eBay sometime ago man. I'm sorry!
     
  12. #52 Posted Sep 5, 2017

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    Well, darn, because I got the paint done on the rack and took the old one, photographed it and the chainguard and sent measurements to Bruce Crawford for decals.
     
  13. #53 Posted Sep 5, 2017

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    IMG_0001.JPG The chainguard and original rack, painting...

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  14. #54 Posted Sep 5, 2017

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    All but the chainguard are painted with Rustoleum Painter's Touch 2X Gloss Navy Blue over Rustoleum Rust Restorer.

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  15. #55 Posted Sep 6, 2017

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    What was once old and put out to pasture is new again!
     
  16. #56 Posted Sep 20, 2017

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    I finished the blue on the crank housing of the Huffy and got the rest of the rust reformer on the chainguard last night and brought them in before bringing them in to finish drying overnight...good thing because I knew I was chasing rain by morning. It did just that. I still have the tank and chainguard to finish painting.I hope it will be sunny soon like the weather report hints at, but not painting is only an inconvenience, the cold front is welcome after mostly 90-100F all summer, and just trying to finish the painting before it gets too cold and then we have the winter to come and guess about and be prepared for whatever happens.
     
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  18. #58 Posted Sep 20, 2017

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    PS The flash doesn't help the picture, it's by no means dull where it looks it.
     
  19. #59 Posted Sep 22, 2017

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    Here we go again, cold and rainy...the clock is winning this week.
     
  20. #60 Posted Sep 24, 2017

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    Bright and sunny again! Looks like I'd better get a move on!