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#1 2010-03-09 12:06pm

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GT Pro Performer

Got this today, it'sgoing to be restored in the same grey that it is now as it's an original colour that I haven't seen before.

[img][/img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/hondadominator/DSC01361.jpg

[img][/img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/hondadominator/DSC01362.jpg

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#2 2010-03-09 12:17pm

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Re: GT Pro Performer

the gray is a rare color, did some one spray paint the mags?


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#3 2010-03-09 1:02pm

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Re: GT Pro Performer

No, the mags are naturally grey as well. They're OGK's but are also stamped with GT Performer.

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#4 2010-03-09 3:38pm

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the mag are probly rarer than the frame in that colour?


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#5 2010-03-09 10:23pm

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i agree, if those mags are originally gray they are super rare. i ask because it looks like the mags are "cream" color where the tubes go.


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#6 2010-03-09 11:42pm

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sick. gray performer and the gray mags, nice!


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#7 2010-03-10 8:42am

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I'll take some close ups over the next couple of days but they're definetely grey. big_smile

Still don't know what to do with it to be honest. I already have a Pro Performer and would only be doing tis one for the sake of doing it rather than any other reason.

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#8 2010-03-10 9:05am

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zippyuk wrote:

I'll take some close ups over the next couple of days but they're definetely grey. big_smile

Still don't know what to do with it to be honest. I already have a Pro Performer and would only be doing tis one for the sake of doing it rather than any other reason.

Is there any other reason?
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#9 2010-03-10 9:32am

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Re: GT Pro Performer

zippyuk wrote:

I'll take some close ups over the next couple of days but they're definetely grey. big_smile

Still don't know what to do with it to be honest. I already have a Pro Performer and would only be doing tis one for the sake of doing it rather than any other reason.

I'd like a grey one! big_smile

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#10 2010-03-10 10:46am

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Before you repaint, go grab yourself a can of NevrDull from the autoparts store.  Follow the directions -- rub on, rub off, buff out... You may find it comes up pretty nice. 

Just a suggestion...

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#11 2010-03-10 2:57pm

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lboorse2 wrote:

Before you repaint, go grab yourself a can of NevrDull from the autoparts store.  Follow the directions -- rub on, rub off, buff out... You may find it comes up pretty nice. 

Just a suggestion...

I agree.  The paint on the frame doesn't look that bad at all.  Vinegar/OA will take care of the rust spots.  The surface blemishes/dull areas of the frame could probably be buffed out.  You get to keep the OG look and rare paint color and still get a nicely restored ride...!!!

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#12 2010-03-10 4:51pm

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+1 on keep it OG.


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#13 2010-03-10 5:54pm

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Yeah -- plus you typically don't see original decals as nice as those look...

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#14 2010-03-10 7:28pm

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and if you really want to do a full GT resto project, I'll take yours and trade you one of mine....!!!  smile

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#15 2010-03-11 11:36am

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I'm going to attack it tomorrow with some T-Cut. It's a paint finishing compound that restores paint, not sure if you guy's get it in the US.

I've got a few bits and bobs I could build it with so I may lightly build it over the next week or so if I have time. However I've just opened a new bike shop so time isn't a friend of mine at the moment. big_smile

Never done a survivor before, just a full on resto so this could be fun. wink

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#16 2010-03-11 11:54am

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Go easy at first with the T-Cut.  I could be wrong, but anything with "Cut" in the name and described as a compound sounds pretty aggressive to me. 

A bike isn't going to have as many coats of paint and won't have a clear coat like a lot of car finishes. 

Start with the bottom of the BB shell and see what it does... I'd hate to see you go through to the primer or bare metal.  Some basic polish really should be enough to do the trick.  (I highly recommend the Nevr Dull for this type of thing if you have it over there).

Good luck!

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#17 2010-03-11 12:30pm

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lboorse2 wrote:

Go easy at first with the T-Cut.  I could be wrong, but anything with "Cut" in the name and described as a compound sounds pretty aggressive to me. 

Good luck!

Don't worry, T-Cut is only as aggresive as the hand that rubs it.

If you need any OS parts let me know, I have a pile left over from my builds.

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#18 2010-03-11 12:32pm

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leave it as is man, super rare survivor, only seen one other, and it was nos


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#19 2010-03-14 5:38pm

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Right I've tried t cutting the frame and although it does bring the paint to life it's been too scratched and chipped for it to work for me so I've decided to have the paint replicated and re applied then have the frame and forks re decaled. However this will probably be a project for sometime later this year or maybe even next as work is taking all of my time at the moment.

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#20 2010-03-14 9:50pm

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I never saw a Grey Gt back in the 80's. Cool. Blue, Chrome, Pink, White, And Black were quite popular back then.


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#21 2010-03-17 11:44am

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I don't think this is going to get done anytime soon so I think I'm going to pop it on ebay in the next week or so as a complete package.

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#22 2010-09-10 6:29am

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Frame and forks have now been repainted with an exact match for the colour as well. I'll pop up some pics later.

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#23 2010-09-11 6:41am

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Here's said promised picture, not the greatest but you get the idea.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/hondadominator/P110910_14360001.jpg

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#24 2010-09-11 8:12am

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Nice!  Looks great so far!big_smile

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#25 2010-09-11 10:00pm

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Re: GT Pro Performer

what happened to the origional mags?

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