One Thing I’ve Never Done On A Dirt Bike Before!

hey everyone I am gonna try something I
have never done before today one thing I’ve always wanted to do is take a cast
piece of aluminum and bring it to a smooth brush like finish and I’ve got
the perfect opportunity to do that today I don’t know if this is the best idea to
try it on a shock body or not but what do I have to lose I’m gonna go for it
I went and picked up a few supplies earlier to try out on the shock body got
a couple of poly carbody wheels a knotted wire wheel and a brass wire
wheel as well as a scotch-brite pad of course to finish it off as you can see
there’s a textured kind of rough finish on the shock body from casting so the
goal is to remove all those casting marks and bring the shock body to a
smooth brush finish kind of similar to how an aluminum frame would look let’s
take a look down here so I kind of want it looking just like that and if
everything goes to plan I’m gonna do the same with the fork lugs as well let’s
bring them to a smooth super-sick finish the first wheel I’m going to try out is
this poly carbide wheel now it’s meant for this type of grinder right here but
I’m gonna give it a shot on the bench grinder looks like the wheel is ripping right
through those casting marks just want to make sure I’m not taking off too much
material here though and also I want it to be a nice even finish don’t want any
dips or valleys in it but that is gonna be tough with a round shock body just
for the heck of it I’m gonna try that braided wire wheel now that will definitely cuts through the
casting marks but it is a little too aggressive for aluminum now I’m gonna
give this brass wire wheel a shot I’m kind of thinking it’s not gonna be
aggressive enough yeah it is not really touching those cast knee marks this
would be more for a finishing grade I’ve got one more wheel to try here all right
what this is is a rubber drum that expands when you spin it and it holds
this piece of sandpaper into place I think this sanding drum could work
pretty well I just don’t have the correct grit sandpaper for it seem to do
a pretty good job at smoothing the out those casting marks out just to get an
idea how this will look I’m gonna throw on the scotch brite wheel and give it a
little buff this is the type of finish I’m going for
right here I’m thinking the poly carbody wheel is my best option right now I’m just gonna do the bottom part for
now and see how I like it before I move on to the rest of it and obviously you
don’t want to hit the threads at all that will destroy them that’s about all
I can do on the bench grinder with that wheel I’m gonna move on to the drill
with the other poly carbide wheel and for this little casting line I’m gonna
knock that down with a file I’ve got all the casting marks ground down I’m gonna
bring it over to the scotch-brite wheel now and see what kind of finish I can
put on it so that is pretty dang close to the finish I had in mind when I
started I’m thinking I’m gonna need something kind of in between of the
scotch brite wheel and the carbide wheel I was using earlier but as far as the
final finish like the luster and the shine of it I am really happy about that
definitely wasn’t going for a polished look just kind of want that brushed
aluminum feel to it now we’re gonna put the carbide wheel back on the grinder
and buff out the rest of the shock body this is gonna be fun so I’ve been using this mini grinder
with a small sandpaper roll on the end of it it’s been working really well so
I’ve decided to kick it up a notch and get an actual die grinder with a
cartridge roll on the end of it let’s see how this thing rips as you can see it is working amazing my
biggest concern is just trying to get it smooth and a nice even finish on it so
the issue with this die grinder is it’s not variable speed so it’s spinning way
too fast there really have control of it alright guys after trying pretty much
every combination of tool and sandpaper that I could think of here is what I
came up with a little grinder with a cartridge roll on the end of it gives me
a lot of control over the grinding and just nice and super simple to use I mean
I had tried using a drill the bigger a grinder and an air tool as well and none
of them really seemed to work as well as the little grinder the best option
should have been this err die grinder but since my air compressor sucks and it
can’t really keep up that didn’t really work too well at this stage I’ve got all
the casting marks ground off just gonna see if I can smooth out this finish and
get it nice and even and here is what I’m hoping that’s gonna work I picked up
this a little bit more aggressive scotch right wheel I’m gonna put it on the
grinder for kind of an intermediate stage finish and then use just the the
standard scotch brite wheel here for the final finish instead of doing the whole
shock body with disgust right wheel I just did it in this one spot I’m gonna
switch over to the least aggressive wheel and finish it off see if I like it
just in this one section here so that right there is pretty much the exact
finish I was after and I’m really happy about that the more aggressive Scotch
wet wheel is really saving this project man this Scotch right wheel is working a
lot better than I had imagined all these little tooling marks from the cartridge
rolls are coming right out with a scotch-brite wheel and since it’s nice
and flexible it gives it a nice contoured finish you know isn’t all
blocky and sharp-edged like the carts and rolls left it as so I’m just gonna
continue buffing away on this thing and I should be done in no time pretty much got the first stage of
scotch party all done but there’s a few areas here mostly in between the
reservoir and the shock body or I can’t really get you with the bigger wheel got
these smaller scotch-brite attachments that I’m gonna use right there it’s finally time to put the finishing
touches on the shark body well guys that is it shock bodies now
completely done very happy with how it came out
so why didn’t I polish this thing all the way out well a polish finish I’m
talking like a mirror shine is really tough to keep up on but I finished like
this however it can be maintained pretty easily with just the scotch brite pad
plus I think it looks trick all righty guys before I move on to the
forks I’ve got some exciting news to share with you all I have been waiting a
while for this just roll the clip I wasn’t born with any special talent
nothing has come easy to me everything I’ve achieved has come through a
dedication to my passion but it’s not about what you do it’s why you do it and
I know what makes me happy and gives me purpose motorcycles have always been a
staple in my life I dream breathe bleed dirt bikes that is something I’ll never
outgrow it gives me the sense of being in my prime to me being in my prime is
doing the absolute best I can simply out of passion I don’t need to have the best
of everything nicest house coolest bikes fast cars just being able to put forth
my best effort into something I love means the most to me and being able to
share that with the world is the cherry on top I’m Cameron Amon and I am in my
prime so there it is
I am super stoked prime MX is my own company and literally I’ve been testing
hats for like four or five years now and let me turn this thing around really
really happy with how they came out just a nice clean simple look I’ll be
starting with hats for now I’ve also got stickers on the website and that down
the road I’ll be moving into t-shirts sweatshirts beatings that kind of thing
and then also gloves bar pads and grips too that’s kind of my idea right now but
we’ll see where this whole thing goes you guys could go show prime MX in love
I would be forever grateful the website is WWE and XCOM and also put
the link as the first one down in the description thank you alright these poor
clogs are definitely gonna be tricky but I cannot wait to get started on them I’m
thinking I should be able to knock off the majority of the casting marks with
the scotch-brite wheel and then I’ll move on to those cartridge rolls I was able to get a good chunk the lug
knocked out with that scotch brite wheel now it is on to grinding away with the
cartridge rolls so I’ve got the four club ground down
with the roughest sandpaper pretty scratched up and rough looking right now
but I’m gonna move on to the 240 grit now and get this thing looking pretty what I’ve been doing as these cartridge
rolls are wearing down is peeling back a little bit of paper ripping it off and
I’ll have a fresh layer of sandpaper here I’m all done with a 240 grit
sandpaper now I’m going to move on to the fine grit scotch brite and finish
her off I’ve got one four o’clock completely
done and I’ve got to admit I made a ton of mistakes on this one the next one
should turn out a lot better so the biggest downfall with this one is it was
hard to get everything smooth definitely didn’t turn out as I had hoped
there’s a few spots like right here just kind of ended up with a pocket there but
for the most part it ain’t too bad all right on this one I’m gonna focus on
getting everything smooth and consistent no dips valleys or ridges left over and
how I’m gonna do that is I’m gonna start with the cartridge roll I believe this
is 120 grit and then finish her off with the scotch brite cross buff wheel
basically just scotch brite on the end of a shank and by the way I’m using a
drill on everything here just gives me the most control out of any tool I’ve
tried already I’m all done with the fork lugs
in the shock body one last thing before I completely finish up I’m gonna clean
up the shock shaft with the scotch brite wheel overall I am pretty satisfied with how
this stuff turned out although I kind of butchered up the fork lugs a bit but
that is part of the learning process I had a ton of fun trying to figure this
out though well that was quite the experiment but the end result wasn’t too
bad I’m glad I tried it out in the next video I’ve got something really cool
planned for the rear shock so make sure you check back for that one thanks for
watching guys I’ll see you later


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