Vapour blasting, the easy way
I recently bought a Bultaco Sherpa T, my dream bike. But because it was in quite tatty condition I had the opportunity to add a few personal touches, like paint.
I decided the colourscheme would be what I wanted and not to the original factory spec.
Red and black go well together in my view and I always like the earlier engines with polished cases and black barrel.
I thought I would be able to remove the black engine paint with Nitromores, but was unsuccessful - in fact it didn¹t even make a mark.
There was only one man for this job, John at ‘I Cleenz Macheenz!’ (www.icmhome.org.uk; 0208-766-7164).
He vapour-blasted all the parts for me, and they came up looking like new. Once all the parts had been polished, painted and aquired, I slowly rebuilt it back to its former glory as you can see.