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Saturday, October 25, 2008

BEFORE #37

As you can see, the fork shrouds don't look too shiny! These will have to go into the re-chroming box. It's getting kinda full now!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a 1982 CB250N superdream (as yours) & need to replace leaking fork seal - what did u do with the aluminium bottom halves of the forks to bring them up like new - mine are stained & have tried metal polish without too much success. Likewise, did you have the top (inner) halves of the forks re-chromed? If so,Was it expensive?

MadDogMcQ said...

Rather than polish the grubby front forks, I sanded them down with 1200 Wet & Dry, applied two coats of etch-primer (£11 from Halfrauds) and then sprayed a few coats of silver paint. IMHO they look far better than polishing.

Luckily, I didn't have to rechrome the top halves.

Bike Details

Honda CB250N Superdream
Reg No : ORH746W (ORH 746 W)
Reg Date : 1980
Orig Colour : Blue
New Colour : Black
Current Owner : Tom McQuiggan
Current Location : Horwich, Bolton, UK.