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    Quote Originally Posted by JAYinNY View Post
    What did this restoration cost the customer?
    Don't be shy now Jay, ask me anything .

    It costs between 10-12K or thereabouts to do a bike as thoroughly as this, and ~3K of it is in the engine alone. The exhaust was $1K and the bodywork was $1K and and and and and.
    Nils Menten * Tucson, Arizona, USA
    I do vapor blasting!
    http://www.restocycle.com
    Ikon Suspension: http://www.ikonshocksusa.com

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    Let's talk about wheels - we have been doing some interesting wheel projects mixed in with everything else.

    We are restoring a 1981 Honda CB750F on the other side of the shop and those normally wear skinny Comstars stock. Those are OK but my customer wanted to do something a little more custom so we hunted up a set of 1100F wheels, plus an 1100F swingarm and front axle and put that all together. But they were a little tired-looking, so a quick trip through the vapor blaster for cleaning and to roughen the surface in preparation for paint was called for.





    We pulled the rotors off and sent them off to TrueDisk for grinding and drilling.



    Then we masked them up for repainting, using the truing/balancing stand to hold them as we worked. Note that we did not remove the factory paint, it was stuck down there quite well, we just cleaned it and degreased it and painted over it. Worked great, saved steps.





    Then we masked up the balance stand, brought it into the spray booth, and painted them.



    Finally a new set of bearings and spacers were installed, you know, WHILE WE WERE THERE, and of course new tires and stems, slightly wider doe to the wider wheels. Bueno. This all worked really well. The wheels and rotors look new, and were easier to prep and paint because they were spotless including in all the crannies and crevices.





    Last week a customer bought a set of vintage Lester mags for a custom SOHC bike he is building. These Lesters were in great condition, straight with pretty much zero in the way of dings or flaws, but the paint and the aluminum was tired-looking. He's a big fan of the vapor blast finish as is, and so the project was to strip the original paint all the way off, and then clearcoat them. So that's what we did.

    The patient(s):











    We vapor blasted them, stripping the paint in the process:





    Then these got sprayed with Eastwood's Diamond Clear. This photo is actually a test wheel from a Yamaha that we were playing with - we shot clear on one side and matte on the other, and the consensus was that the glossy clear over the satin vapor blast finish was gorgeous.



    Presto: They look fantastic.







    We did the brake panel and sprocket carrier while we had them, and also blasted his brake rotors, which are also getting cleared on their centers. Check out the brake shoes too, put those babies right back in that wheel.



    Rotors before and after:







    Happy wheels!
    Nils Menten * Tucson, Arizona, USA
    I do vapor blasting!
    http://www.restocycle.com
    Ikon Suspension: http://www.ikonshocksusa.com

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    Sweet Honda Twin content

    CB 360 parts in for a spa day:










    Ahhh, that's better
    Nils Menten * Tucson, Arizona, USA
    I do vapor blasting!
    http://www.restocycle.com
    Ikon Suspension: http://www.ikonshocksusa.com

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    Excited to announce some news for the new year that we have been hatching for a little while.

    FREE SHIPPING ON VAPOR BLAST PROJECTS BY RESTOCYCLE!




    Effective 1/1/2017 RestoCycle is now offering free return shipping to our vapor blast customers for their projects, as well as deeply discounted inbound shipping. We would not be able to do this without the support of our shipping partner UPS, as they have extended additional discounts to us in order to make this possible.

    Here's how this works:

    Visit our website to get an idea of what your project might cost by viewing the representative projects gallery, or better yet, complete the online ordering form and request a quote. You can easily upload photos of your project right there on the form and we will get right back to you with a firm quote.

    On the order form, include the weight and dimensions of your box(es). We will use that to generate inbound shipping labels that we will email to you, which will cost about half of retail shipping costs at places like the UPS Store, or PakMail.

    Print and tape the label to your (well packed) box and drop it at any nearby UPS Store or depot for free. The closest drop off locations will be in the instructions on your label.

    We will bill you at cost for the inbound shipment, along with the charges for your project when it is complete, via an emailed invoice. Click right in the emailed invoice to pay online with a credit card, and your parts (and shipment tracking info) will be on their way back to you just a few days after we get them.

    Click here to see a gallery of representative projects and their pricing: Vapor Blasting for Vintage Motorcycles - RestoCycle LLC

    Click here to request a quote on a vapor blasting project: Vapor Blasting for Vintage Motorcycles - RestoCycle LLC

    THANK YOU ALL for your support of our business these past two years. Your support and the great feedback we have received along the way has been fantastic, and we are very excited to be able to offer this to you moving forward. Please be in touch anytime with questions or comments, we're always glad to hear from you.


    Sincerely,

    Nils Menten
    RestoCycle LLC
    Tucson, Arizona, USA
    nils@restocycle.com
    Vapor Blasting for Vintage Motorcycles - RestoCycle LLC
    (520) 308-3705
    Nils Menten * Tucson, Arizona, USA
    I do vapor blasting!
    http://www.restocycle.com
    Ikon Suspension: http://www.ikonshocksusa.com

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