87 GT pro freestyle tour team model restoration

Discussion in 'VINTAGE BMX' started by pkh1974, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. pkh1974

    pkh1974

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    I found this bike on the goodwill auction website. Problem was the bike was in Tucson I'm in Indianapolis goodwill doesn't ship. So I asked a couple friends in the area to pick up the bike. I had it all worked out but my friend was only available weekends and goodwill isn't open on weekends. I then called a cousin who lives in Tucson who I've only met once...about 7 years ago to pick up the bike. No problem he said. So I won the auction and a few days later me new project is on my porch. Now the fun begins. Four and a half months later it was finally done.
    I'm really happy with the results. It's been done for a couple months now and I still enjoy looking at it. I whitened the wheels with hair peroxide. You paint the stuff on then let it sit out in the sun for a few days per side to remove the yellow. They turned out great.
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    Here's how the wheels looked before the hair peroxide. I did the blue bikes wheels next and they look great.
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  2. Araya51

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    Sweet looking GT.!!
     
  3. Rat Rod

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    I bet they didn't even look that nice NEW back in 1987. :eek:
     
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  4. Outlaw90

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    hair peroxide??
     
  5. G-Matt

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    Sweet restoration love it the color is great & the wheels came out awesome . My first big bike purchase as a kid was a 85or 86 pro performer pink '& white I still miss it !


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  6. heartlandcruisers

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    funny you mention the pink and white pro performer I actually bought the purple and white version was my first real big bike buy I think I paid like 259 for it if I remember right. I had a lot of bmx bikes this was my first "freestyle" bike and I loved it. wish I still had it
     
  7. pkh1974

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    Hair peroxide will remove the yellow tint time has left on the wheels. Do an Internet search on how to remove yellow from plastic. I don't quite understand the chemical process but you paint the wheels with peroxide then leave them in the sun for a few days per side. When you're done just wash off the peroxide and enjoy. You can purchase it on ebay really cheap... $12 shipped for 32 Oz bottle.
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