Hg Quicksilver ~~~~~~FINISHED!!!!!

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  1. Vintagebikelover24

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    Re: Mudcury(not 100% sure about that name)

    Oh I am so sorry! Lol life has gotten pretty hectic for me :shock: between baseball and completely redoing my garage I've had little time for RRB let alone the Mudcury :cry: ill get those pics posted ASAP! I've had 40 American Legion Baseball games in the past month! Luckily it's over in about 2 week. Some good News while I was "absent" is that I have gotten my drivers license, I've gotten most of the garage cleaned and organized, and when I finish the garage in a few days I will be full speed ahead finishing the Mudcury! Sorry for the long delay
     
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    Alright fellow RRB-ers I am changing my plan for this bike. I'm not switching the frame just what I'm going to do with it, and the name! I will be changing the name to either Hg 80 or Hg Quicksilver! Why you ask? Well I've been looking at bikes on google and RRB and saw some pretty rad builds that were bikes that were bare-metal. I mostly saw elgin bikes done-up like that but I loved the way they looked! Anyways I know that Mercury, as an element is a beautiful silver color, like bare metal. So I'm naming it because Mercury's nickname is "Quicksilver" or because Mercury's periodic symbol is Hg and its atomic number is 80. So help me decide, "Hg Quicksilver" or "Hg 80"!!! I think people are going to really like the build this way. Pics of stripped frame and other silver parts should be up tomorrow after my baseball game!
     
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    Re: Mudcury now "Hg 80" or "Hg Quicksilver"

    Shame to see teh original painted frame darts go, but I like your build idea.
    There were quite a few bare metal builds in BO7.
    I like Hg Quicksilver the best.
    Just over 3 weeks to go, so you better GET TO BUILDIN!!!!!!!
     
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    King it's not even all original paint :cry: ...someone decided to repaint most of the black horribly :/ some spots you can take your fingernail and it flakes down to bare metal! It's like 1 coat of crappy rattle can stuff. And I know! I'm hurrying up, I have some of the parts I need already so now I just need to strip the paint off of them and build it!

    I also have a wanted ad for parts I would like to get....incase anyone wants to take a look :mrgreen:
     
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    My vote would be use quicksilver version, for those of us who don't know to periodic chair thing. :oops:
     
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    I like the Quiksilver also, plus it was the title of a cheesy bicycle movie.
     
  7. Jake Sensi

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    HG 80!! IT'S MYSTERIOUS. WD40-10W30-C3PO- KNOW WHAT I MEAN?!?
     
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    Re: Mud-cury(not 100% sure about that name)

    :wink: :lol:
     
  9. Vintagebikelover24

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    Lol hey that quote looks familiar!
     
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    UPDATE: started the sanding of the frame today! I forgot to take a pic of the bike while it was sanded (I got the top bar mostly down to bare metal :? ) that's the faul in using a piece of sand paper and my own hand lol anyways I'm getting paint remover tomorrow at Home Depot....hopefully it's much easier!

    While sanding I found the original pinstripes! Too bad they have to go
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    While I was sanding the crank to get the rust off the chrome actually disappeared and the copper playing showed through! It looks pretty sick
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    Frame will be stripped completely tomorrow, hopefully!
     
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    Well here we go....first time removing paint this way
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    Re: Mudcury now "Hg 80" or "Hg Quicksilver"

    Wear rubber gloves!
     
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    I got them! And for the metal pan thing...would a paint roller pan or a aluminum cake pan work?
     
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    UPDATE:Well made some serious progress today! Got all of the paint stripped off of the frame
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    MY EYE PROTECTION! Welsh Manufacturing Co. Made safety glasses, circa 1920's
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    Okay I got all of the paint off but ran into a new problem....the rust and pitting :oops:
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    The plan was to sand down the rust until it was basically shiny again...I got half of the frame sanded...just the rear end needs to be done
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    I think it came out pretty nice so far!
    Also here's the serial number incase anyone would like to look up the date or whatever
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    Looks good! Glad that paint stripper worked for you.
    Nice steampunk goggles! :mrgreen:
     
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    Oh it started working in minutes! I was surprised and thanks! My aunt got them at some big auction or whatever for $7....turns out they're worth over $100! Good purchase right there
     
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    Nice work. I think we all appreciate how much work it is to do all that sanding...I know on my Vista Cruiser I must've spent a month of evenings sanding it down to shiny metal. Lotta work for something that's just going to be covered up again, but it pays off. :D
     
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    Re: Mudcury now "Hg 80" or "Hg Quicksilver"

    These are such cool frames. Interesting, the similarities in construction to post-WWII Schwinn.
     
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    Great work on the frame stripping and sanding!
     
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    Waiting for more!
     

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