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#1 2011-12-16 8:33pm

quick2
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PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

So for the past few years now, I've wanted a ball burnished looptail PK Ripper.  My plan all along was to hand polish it if/when I got one.  I was lucky enough to find one recently and the OG finish was very hazy in areas and had a frosted kindof finish in other areas and I didn't want to leave it as it was, so I was going to polish it.  One of my friend mentioned the simple, but genious, idea of getting it re ball-burnished.  Well, a few phone calls later, and I got the guy on the phone who's been doing ball burnishing for SE since day one.  He probably had his very hands on this frame 30 years ago!!  Anyway, here are some before and after pics.  I have to admit, when I first pulled it out of the box, I thought it was a bit too shiney, but he assures me, that this is what they looked like when he did them 30 years ago, the aluminum just gets dull with time.  I'm not bashing anyone who has polished a PK, cuz like I said, that was my original plan, but I like this finish much better.  It looks much more like the original, it has texture to it, and it forms a hard shell on the frame, so it won't scuff so easy, like a polished frame will, and it will oxidize much slower.  Oh, and by the way, it was only $80 to have it done, and he's a great guy to deal with! smile
Before:
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0768.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0766.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0770.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0769.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0774.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0782.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0781.jpg

After, I didn't fix any of the flaws in the frame at all, so it still has all of it's scars except for light scratches which were "peened" away by the ball burnishing:
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0910.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0912.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0914.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0917.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0919.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0918.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0947.jpg
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0951.jpg

You can see in this picture next to the chrome forks, that it is not a "chrome-like" finish
http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy342/quick2set/IMAG0950.jpg


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#2 2011-12-16 8:35pm

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

I just realized that I should take some pics of it now by the workbench where the "before" pics were taken.  All of the "after" pics have much more light and make it look shinier than it really is smile


I hope you have a big trunk.....because I'm puttin' my bike in it!   -Andy Stitzer
Remember....if everyone came to a bike show without a bike, it would just be a bunch of dudes standing around in a park...and that's just creepy!  If you've got one, bring one.  -Me
If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than you are now..  -Master Shifu

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#3 2011-12-16 8:53pm

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

that thing turned out real nice....   cool


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#4 2011-12-16 8:54pm

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

Looks good.


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#5 2011-12-16 8:56pm

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

Very nice


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#6 2011-12-16 9:07pm

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Looks sweet Jef!


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#7 2011-12-16 9:07pm

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That frame is SWEET!

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#8 2011-12-16 9:08pm

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Good job dude


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#9 2011-12-16 9:14pm

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

great post, is there a link or web site.


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#10 2011-12-16 9:20pm

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

streetfreak wrote:

great post, is there a link or web site.

Here's a link for their website:
http://1800deburring.com/Home.html

The guys name is Kelly, and like I said, he's been doing frame for SE for over 30 years, so he knows what he's doing, and he took excellent care of my frame smile


I hope you have a big trunk.....because I'm puttin' my bike in it!   -Andy Stitzer
Remember....if everyone came to a bike show without a bike, it would just be a bunch of dudes standing around in a park...and that's just creepy!  If you've got one, bring one.  -Me
If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than you are now..  -Master Shifu

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#11 2011-12-16 9:22pm

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

nice ripper. cool

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#12 2011-12-16 9:28pm

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

Perfection Jef!   Looks RAD!

Nice seat tube sticker too......PM some info on that my friend.


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#13 2011-12-16 9:31pm

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

LOVE IT!!!  good decision to do IMO....

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#14 2011-12-16 9:42pm

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

Crap. Now I need a looptail PK. big_smile


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#15 2011-12-16 9:45pm

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

STOLEN85TRICKSTAR wrote:

Crap. Now I need a looptail PK. big_smile

LMAO
+1


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#16 2011-12-16 10:07pm

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

Smokin! I agree...The ball burnished look is THE classic PK look.wink


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#17 2011-12-17 12:39am

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#18 2011-12-17 6:32am

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cool


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#19 2011-12-17 6:55am

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

Dude that looks way better then the photos you sent to my phone. That's it I am getting a new phone. lol   

It is perfect. I remember my buddy Tony getting a BB pk ripper back in the day and we all thought it was chrome with how shiny it was.  That is the correct finish for the frame.

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#20 2011-12-17 7:16am

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

jbros125 wrote:

Dude that looks way better then the photos you sent to my phone. That's it I am getting a new phone. lol   

It is perfect. I remember my buddy Tony getting a BB pk ripper back in the day and we all thought it was chrome with how shiny it was.  That is the correct finish for the frame.

Thanks for talking me into doing it Jon!!  I'm pretty happy with it big_smile
And thanks everyone for the comments!!


I hope you have a big trunk.....because I'm puttin' my bike in it!   -Andy Stitzer
Remember....if everyone came to a bike show without a bike, it would just be a bunch of dudes standing around in a park...and that's just creepy!  If you've got one, bring one.  -Me
If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than you are now..  -Master Shifu

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#21 2011-12-17 7:19am

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

Love it! Love the old burnished PK looptails. cool


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#22 2011-12-17 7:37am

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Real og finish  I Love it ...........tongue


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#23 2011-12-17 8:04am

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

Wow !! That turned out great. Plus they do anodizing as well.

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#24 2011-12-17 8:15am

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

I like seeing fellow Detroiter's with sweet rides.

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#25 2011-12-17 8:37am

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Re: PK Ripper done PROPER!! Good info inside.....

SWEET...RIPPER....big_smile

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