1978 GL 1000 JUNK YARD DOG PROJECT

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Re: 1978 GL 1000 JUNK YARD DOG PROJECT

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good to know
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Re: 1978 GL 1000 JUNK YARD DOG PROJECT

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Conditioning the leather. leather conditioner, black shoe polish brushed in with a toothbrush, then heated with a lighter to seal in the wax/polish. A technique taken from an navy vet who used this for polishing their boots.
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Re: 1978 GL 1000 JUNK YARD DOG PROJECT

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pidjones wrote:Makes is flexible so it will conform to curves. Keep it wet to keep the paper cutting by keeping the grit matrix open.
thanks for the tip. Never knew this.
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used the lighter after wiping residue off and before buffing it with a shoe brush and soft rag. this is round one. will let this soak into the leather overnight and repeat. the leather will soak up the polish due to the fact it is 40 years old and dry.
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if you heat the polish up in the can and pour it on the leather it is easier to spread. you don't get chunks of polish all over the place. the polish is flammable, so don't be surprised when it flames up as it melts.
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the finished product
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gdonlo04 that shelter lid looks great now. Will remember this trick later when I start my project. Thanks for posting.
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. Next part to work on if the gas tank. I made the mistake of not buying enough metal rescue. purchased 2 gallons. figure i could just rotate the tank on each side. chose to go cheap, now it is biting me in the butt. flash rust. must start over and buy the 5 gallons i needed the first time.
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If metal rescue is water based you could likely just dump in some distilled h2o, top it up and mix now that you have it free of most rust (thinking the pics are before rather than after the metal rescue). I am thinking that the weakened solution will take care of flash rust but in any event you will likely have to fill with a fluid of some kind immediately on dumping the tank to prevent further flash problem. Just a thought. I have been wrong before!! If the pics of the tank are current then ya you'll likely have to do the whole thing over.
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okay, just to jump in... the cover is vinyl not leather.... saying that.... polish works
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all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... 30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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rcmatt007 wrote:okay, just to jump in... the cover is vinyl not leather.... saying that.... polish porks
Ya, I wondered about that. Some have recovered theirs in leather. Always wondered how that held up in the rain
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rain drops keep falling on my head..... okay deepens on the conditioner
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all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... 30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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rcmatt007 wrote:rain drops keep falling on my head..... okay deepens on the conditioner
lolol
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Finished product. i don't like how the red engine button came out but this is low budget remod.
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CrazyJerry wrote:
rcmatt007 wrote:rain drops keep falling on my head..... okay deepens on the conditioner
lolol
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all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... 30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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