Well degreased, power washed , and now at the sodablasters. Soon it will be wrench time and of course miller time. Lol
Photos from Paul Guglielmin's post
Can't wait to see pictures of the soda blasted motor. Just curious as to if anyone has tried vapor blasting on a motor as well.
a friend of mine tried that, but i wasn't really amazed by the result. it gets off most of the dirt, but some near the sprocket and in some corners of the crankcase had to be removed manually. it's a nice start though. Doesn't help with getting off corrosion unfortunately.
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This is the second motor I have had done. And it puts eve thing on an equal playing field, so much easier to polish afterwards. I have pictures of before and after on my last motor I will post tonight
I've used both processes. Soda is nowhere near as good as vapour. That was my experience anyway.
glenn do you have any pictures of before and after vapour blasting
Put some up tonight.
You wouldn't happen to have some cam followers for a 73 CL450, perhaps?
This was some of my parts before vapour blast
And the after shot.
wow better than new did you have to spray them with any protective coating
sorry no But when I tear abart this engine and if it is beyond repair I may have
No. What they did was vapour blast then vibro polish (which basically involves tumbling the parts in ceramic beads i believe) They looked great after the blasting, but the vibro puts a slight sheen on as well as helps seal /close the pores of the metal so it retains it's look.
Lond time back I had my XL250 Soda blasted and it came back dull and still with bits of mud back deep in the fins! Maybe it was due to a hopeless operator? but I wasn't impressed at all with the result.
Here's one I like to trot out every so often...
My old Z1 as bought, with Black engine
To this. All done with paint stripper and a heap of hard scrubbing/ polishing by hand...
All comes down to how keen you are. lol
looks like a 75
how about the brake hub how did that turn out after the vapour blasting
I almost bought one in 1975, but then decided no to and stayed with the 450.
Don't have a real pic of the hub...only when i re-laced the wheel.
This was how it ended up. Should have never sold it :-(