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nachorevolution
Jul 12th, 2010, 11:43 AM
So I am restoring my ancient 1982 Honda Passport. Here are closeup photos of the bike in it's current state:
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/9315/iphone172.th.jpg (http://img413.imageshack.us/i/iphone172.jpg/)


http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/6429/iphone171.th.jpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/iphone171.jpg/)


http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/9377/iphone170.th.jpg (http://img22.imageshack.us/i/iphone170.jpg/)


http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/9205/iphone169.th.jpg (http://img192.imageshack.us/i/iphone169.jpg/)


http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6751/iphone168.th.jpg (http://img36.imageshack.us/i/iphone168.jpg/)


http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/4949/iphone167.th.jpg (http://img267.imageshack.us/i/iphone167.jpg/)


http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/8759/iphone166g.th.jpg (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/iphone166g.jpg/)


http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/489/iphone165.th.jpg (http://img824.imageshack.us/i/iphone165.jpg/)


http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/2568/iphone164.th.jpg (http://img713.imageshack.us/i/iphone164.jpg/)


http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6166/iphone163.th.jpg (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/iphone163.jpg/)


http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/6237/iphone162.th.jpg (http://img22.imageshack.us/i/iphone162.jpg/)


http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2901/iphone161.th.jpg (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/iphone161.jpg/)


http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/8515/iphone160.th.jpg (http://img375.imageshack.us/i/iphone160.jpg/)


http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2513/iphone159.th.jpg (http://img208.imageshack.us/i/iphone159.jpg/)


I have acquired another bike with some parts in better condition, but many parts I just can't replace, so I have to do my best to restore what I have. Also keep in mind I have to use only the tools I have at hand, I don't have a buffer, so I plan on doing everything by hand.

As I see it I have several challenges:

Rust Removal (I was planning on using evapo rust to remove rust from screws, bots, racks, etc)
Polish Metals (engine case, engine parts that show)
Paint Touchup (if possible, the bike is monza red)
Painted surfaces (some with stickers)
Chrome (exhaust, rims, spokes)
Plastic (the front fender is all plastic)
Rubber and vynl


So with this list in mind and the images on my bike, what do I need to buy and do to get this bad boy looking as good as possible?

theraymondguy
Jan 17th, 2011, 05:52 PM
Meguiars #10 clear plastic polish for the speedo
If you're hand polishing, Autosol for all of your chrome, aluminum and plastic (boo, I know. It IS the best).
Vintage Honda touch up paint is a nightmare. Track down the color code, colorrite.com does almost all of the Honda colours in a spray can. If you want the nail polish type they may have that as well.

nachorevolution
Jan 18th, 2011, 07:47 AM
Thanks for the reply. I ended up getting a lot of the rust off the chrome with evapo rust, then polished with brasso (it seemed to do the job. I removed and polished all the spokes, hubs, and it turned out great. For the paint I used the meguiars clay kit, and that seemed to work great. Here are some of the after pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93565853@N00/sets/72157624709876844/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93565853@N00/4885537858/in/set-72157624709876844/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93565853@N00/4884940679/in/set-72157624709876844/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93565853@N00/4885542542/in/set-72157624709876844/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93565853@N00/4885544112/in/set-72157624709876844/

Rcktsled
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:48 PM
I have an 83 Passport same color as yours. You probably already know this, but the engine cases are painted silver. You could certainly polish them and then, preferably, clearcoat them to minimize future maintenance. You can buy a new front fender for about $30 (dratv.com). If yours is cracked or damaged in any way it is darn near impossible to fix; just buy a new one. Have fun with your beast!

theraymondguy
Jan 18th, 2011, 02:13 PM
I have an 83 Passport same color as yours. You probably already know this, but the engine cases are painted silver. You could certainly polish them and then, preferably, clearcoat them to minimize future maintenance. You can buy a new front fender for about $30 (dratv.com). If yours is cracked or damaged in any way it is darn near impossible to fix; just buy a new one. Have fun with your beast!

Cloud Silver paint is still available from your local Honda dealer.