Hi, new to the forum but thought I would give a run down on the rebuild of a hoinda CJ360 I purchased over Christma. I have been in the process of stripping it down and start the rebuild. At the moment the bike is in a hundred parts. Attached is a picture of the day I picked it up. I have gone through and cleaned a lot of the chrome up using highly diluted wood bleach (oxalic acid). This has done a great job. Most parts turned out very good but some were beyond saving, although the rust has gone it is too badly pitted. Below is a picture of the rear shocks that turned out pretty good. I have started painting the frame. I don't have spray equipment and rattle cans don't give a strong enough finish I feel so I have tried using POR 15 which sets very hard and can be brushed on and give a sprayed look. This did go to plan until I put the top coat on (POR15 by itself isn't UV protected and neds the top coat). As you can see in the picture this didn't turn out so well. I have now got a rattle can version of the PO15 top coat. Hopefully over the weekend I will get a good result. One question I have is that the bike is an orange colour and seems to be the original paint job and not too badly faded. I can ony find a reference to these bikes coming out in a red, did the Australian bikes get different colour options to other parts of the world?