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Thread: More pictures of the fender I restored

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    More pictures of the fender I restored

    Here are some more pictures of a fender that I restored . It is off of a 1986 ATC200X and it turned out real well. If anyone has any questions on how this is done just ask.
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    Last edited by honda200x1987; 01-15-2010 at 08:23 PM.

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    Looks great!What was the process and how long?

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    Keeeriest, that's a shiny azs fender, nice work, & I'm asking. How'ja make it look that pretty?

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    First thing, Do not use any kind of polish! that will not help any. You only use sand paper, I started with 2000 grit wet sand paper. keep it good and wet while sanding. My fender did not have any deep scratches so I just used the 2000 grit. You may have to start with 800 or 1000 to 1500 to 2000. Then wash the fender real good then dry. It will have a dull finish but don't be alarmed, the buffer will take care of that. For the last step use a" RANDOM ORBITAL POLISHER/BUFFER" ,it's made by" PERFORMANCE TOOL". it comes with 1 TERRY CLOTH BONNET and 1 Synthetic Wool Bonnet, DO NOT USE THE TERRY CLOTH BONNET! Only use the Synthetic Wool Bonnet.. Now you will have to buff buff buff, it took me about 2 hrs or so to get that OEM look shine. I recommend on the first hour of buffing to apply some pressure but not too much when buffing the fender, the 2nd hour of buffing barley glide the synthetic wool bonnet on the fender as the speed will increase on the buffer giving it a near perfect shine. THEN YOU ARE FINISHED! Note: don't get discouraged when buffing as this will take some time to get results, just BUFF BUFF BUFF! If you do it right,, there will be absolutely no swirls in the fender , just like it came new. I recommend starting with 1000 grit to 2000 or just 2000 grit, unless you have deep scrathes then start with the lower grit, just depends how deep the scratches are. { NOTE } When you are done sanding with the 2000 grit sandpaper, make sure that you have all the sratches out or they will show up after buffing.The 2000 grit scrathces will buff out to a perfect shine without any swirls or anything. Its the deeper scratches that will show up but will still be very shiny but ,"only the 2000 grit scratches will come out with the buffer",even the smallest scratch will show . So make sure you sand it perfectly smooth. Only then will it be absoltuley perfect finish & shine.
    Last edited by honda200x1987; 01-22-2010 at 12:52 AM.

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    One other thing you should know, Honda does not use any kind clear coating on plastic fenders as I have proved so. They are polished but in a different method when in the molding process.

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    real nice, bro
    A Rental Car is the only true all-terrain vehicle.
    " I actually think it is good that you have clubs where people can go and enjoy riding these things together. It reminds me of how the prisoners on death row have fun waiting for their turn on the electric chair. Fair enough, the trike isn't an electric chair, but it is about as safe and comfortable as one."

    http://www.nps.gov/bicy/

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    Thanks guys, here is a picture of the buffer I used.
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    you don't have before pics?
    A Rental Car is the only true all-terrain vehicle.
    " I actually think it is good that you have clubs where people can go and enjoy riding these things together. It reminds me of how the prisoners on death row have fun waiting for their turn on the electric chair. Fair enough, the trike isn't an electric chair, but it is about as safe and comfortable as one."

    http://www.nps.gov/bicy/

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    Here are some before pictures, the first picture is the 2000 grit sandpaper and the other is the before.
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    Last edited by honda200x1987; 01-15-2010 at 09:53 PM.

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    LOOKY what I scored! I just got me a BRAND NEW IN THE BOX 1986-87 ATC200X rear fender, long discontinued and very expensive , I have seen these go from 900 to 2000 bucks! I cannot beleive it my self, I got the rear fender ,rear fender support, hardware and rubber grommets all for 235 bucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEW OEM NOS ! hale yaeya. This will make my 1987 ATC200X resto over the top!
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    Last edited by honda200x1987; 01-16-2010 at 02:37 AM.

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    The 1986 200x stickers I have pictured will be for sale , I will not need them for my 87 build.

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    where did you score the rear fender?
    A Rental Car is the only true all-terrain vehicle.
    " I actually think it is good that you have clubs where people can go and enjoy riding these things together. It reminds me of how the prisoners on death row have fun waiting for their turn on the electric chair. Fair enough, the trike isn't an electric chair, but it is about as safe and comfortable as one."

    http://www.nps.gov/bicy/

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    A guy my brother is working with said he had no time to fool with his build so he is selling off his nos parts, the conversation come up when he mentioned my build.

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    Wow, nice find!

    Also, very impressive job. Any idea how it will do on metal?

    And did you get that buffer locally?
    Found one here:
    http://www.autotrucktoys.com/dodge_c...8714C8897.aspx

    But would rather get locally to avoid shipping price.

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    I believe it will work on aluminum and chrome just fine and you might want to start with the terry cloth on the aluminum then the synthetic but mother's polish works well on those metals, I bought this buffer at O'ReiLey's AUTO PARTS STORE. I'm not sure if you can get them online, I haven't looked. What kind of metal are you wanting to polish?

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