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    restore project

    I'm attempting to restore a 1971 qa50 that my dad bought brand new for my older brothers and most of it is pretty basic except how to get the engine cases cleaned up and to get the rest of the motor to look like new. Any suggestions would be great.

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    i've done the job that you looking for...

    first check for gasket sets

    for me... i've out all the motor apart... than sand blast it... cranck case, cylinder & head have been paint with heat resistant paint color aluminium & black mat. i did not run the bike yet...



    you could polish it... with lot of arm juice!!!
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    DON'T PAINT THE HEAD OR CASES! They are supposed to be cast aluminum. Not painted.

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    What do I use to make it look like new again?

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    If you glassbead them, it makes them look like new, as you can see below...



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    Ya , i agree glassbead, don't sandblast them. Then you could clearcoat the cases or apply a protectant like Semichrome to avoid corrosion

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    Where can you get glass bead?

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    Dirtbkr188 will refurbish the head for you. He does a real nice job. I have a head he rebuilt and it looks awesome. Ask him for prices and details and such but he does an awesome job.

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    sandblasted clean up the metal & before paint heat the parts... it done a good job too!

    °°Never ride faster as your guardian angel can fly°°

    owner Z50A-K1 1969

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    I can't see it.

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    & now?
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    Okay now I see it.

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