I got a powder coating gun from a webstore selling tools, they also sold paints in a few colors, so I got red, black, silver and white so I would have what I would need for the bike.
Swedish store: https://verktygsboden.se/pulverlacksprutor/pulverlackeringsspruta
Costs about 160€, and the colors are between 14-35€ for a kilo each.
Then we got a old kitchen stove with a extra wide oven from someone who was renovating their kitchen, so we have a dedicated powder-coat oven in the garage.
I can't reuse the sand when I am blasting outside, it gets spread with the wind and mixed in with the soil.
I would have to make a somewhat sealed container both me and the frame could fit inside, where I can somwhat easy collect the sand from the floor.
Its not super expensive... I found 25kg bags later for about 100kr or 10€
But I estimated I would go through so much sand to get all the nooks and holes on the frame, it doesn't seem worth buying that, instead paying someone who have a blasting room to do it instead.
@Calum Thats very cheap. Yes, they told me they would outsource it as well, I just assume it gets more expensive when there is another party who needs to get their profits.
The colour is Deep Violet Solid 1, my UK bike had Violet/Purple fork gaiters from new with a light grey seatcover that was nla. Got the closest grey cover I could find from ebay.com came from Thailand.
Thanks for all the on and off 😁 topic replies. I managed to get a front rim off ebay from a guy 2 miles up the street ( weird ) that's in great condition, spokes are on back order so sorted for the front, so the hunt is on for a rear. I'm not rich , I'm on minimum wage so this restoration is on a tight budget, but if you can't start with a good base ( frame, wheels ), it'll never be what you expected. The temptation to break away and do my own thing is incredible, but I just want to see how far I can get before breaking down and setting fire to it 😁 😁 .
That’s a damn good idea, I’ve always resorted to molegrips to turn the piston.
Gentle heat (boiling water) and pumping the lever sometimes works if it’s not been standing seized for ages. So long as you have replacement rubbers...
I’m guessing that the brake was working before?...
Mine pops off if I look at it. The bottles not likely to be the problem. Keep an eye on your temp gauge. Catch it before it over heats. Otherwise you’re gonna score the piston and barrel, and yeah, skinny alloy heads warp for a pastime.
How many miles of good riding did you get before problems?
Also, have you checked your 2 stroke oil?
Not sure if bogging down is a partial seizure? Sure hope not...