Heidi Marshall Harbor Freight January 02nd, 2020 - 06:11:32
To start your proposed shelter box first you must consider size. The size of the usual Shelter boxes are about 23.7 inches wide by 33.2 inches long and 22.4 inches deep. You would want to investigate purchasing a large plastic tote of approximately the same dimensions. Choose one of the black or dark green colors in order to easily identify and locate it in emergencies.
I have managed to get fairly smooth finishes by polishing the surface prior to my first coat and building up the paint in light layers. I also sometimes use flat paints and a final gloss coat that usually results in a smooth finish. There really is not a science to good paint finish; it is more of an art that each person develops on their own.
I find it useful to buy many basic tools for use around the house at Harbor Freight. For this use, they fill the need perfectly. Hammers, screwdrivers, gloves, and blades are great buys here. If I am in the market for a more expensive tool, I may pick it up at Harbor Freight with the intention of picking up a higher quaility version in the future when my budget permits.
Be sure to lubricate all moving surfaces with oil, WD-40™ or a dry film lubricant (You can use a light grease on the two lead screws, but if you grease the sliding rail, I think you'll find that the grease will probably be a sawdust magnet!). Be sure to lubricate all sliding or rotating joints and connectors, especially those added washers on the legs where they mount to the sideplates.
Forth, "Section the bike off", in your mind's eye. How many times have you seen a friend start on the mirrors and end up 5 minutes later on the exhaust tips and nothing in between done very well? I call this the "hop, skip and jump syndrome". He'll clean from spot to spot for a long time and when he's done the bike isn't. The poor guy tried to clean the whole bike at once, never had focus, never had a muscle routine and ended, after too much time, with a bike that's "ok" but not detailed like yours.
Are you familiar with the trucks which are built simply to be a moving bill board? Do they work? They would not exist if they did not work! How can you get attention, and display a large sign while riding your motorcycle? Find out! So how are you going to get a big sign on your motorcycle? First, you need a hitch. Find one on eBay for about $200. Or, check with your local motorcycle mechanic. Get the hitch on, and you're ready to tow!