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I finally got the help of Cougar and his rich friend to help move my motorcycle from his house to my apartment. It took the three of us to wheel that thing into my living room and park it in my dining room. In retrospect it's too close to the kitchen door, but for now it's okay. I'll be able to start disassembling it bit-by-bit and refinishing all the little pieces via either acid-wash, or reverse-electroplating (once I build a bath for it), or blasting, and then either anodizing or spray-painting -- no more powder-coating, that was a complete rip-off.

My mother decided she wants to spend the weekend again, without my sister. She'll be coming over the weekend after FF so I don't know how busy I'll be then, but I'm sure it'll be okay at least.

I've really got to get things moving around here. I've been sick for weeks now and my head is just all over the place. Also I can hardly keep from coughing when I breathe deeply, or try to speak loudly. I feel like I've been chain-smoking cigars. I hope it clears up soon, or someone's going to call the pound in Waterbury and have me put down. Speaking of that I've got to wash that thing.


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Oct. 7th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
What's reverse-electroplating?

Also, I might have a spare albuterol inhaler if you think that would help.
Oct. 7th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Reverse-electroplating is basically using DC current to pull rust off of one metal surface and attract it to another sacrificial piece of metal. It's the opposite of electroplating in terms of polarity but it's pulling off Fe2O3 (rust) instead of a pulling on a metal cation like Ni2+. You can do it easily with a 5-gallon bucket and a car battery charger and basically de-rust anything without chemicals. I've always wanted to try it.

Thank you for the offer but it's more of a problem with my cough reflex than bronchospasm. The only thing that can help with that is dextromethorphan, so I'll try to get some tonight. Also I tried to help a girlfriend once by buying her one when she had a cold and it wonked out her heart; kinda scared me of those things.
Oct. 8th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, rapid heartbeat is a known side effect. Also the shakes and the jitters, so if you're feeling anxious about your continued cough -- or anything else really -- it's kind of the Wrong Thing.

I actually understood your explanation perfectly, having been raised by scientists, only now the problem is I have Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" in my head.
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