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Posted June 15, 2012 - 07:02 PM

Ryan, just checking....you do have negative to the rim... right? I even have trouble remembering, so I wanted to ask.

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Posted June 15, 2012 - 07:05 PM

Ryan, just checking....you do have negative to the rim... right? I even have trouble remembering, so I wanted to ask.


Yes I have negative to the wheels. I remember by, I want to remove stuff from the wheels. Remove is like subtract, and the negative is the little minus sign.

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Posted June 15, 2012 - 07:15 PM

Yes I have negative to the wheels. I remember by, I want to remove stuff from the wheels. Remove is like subtract, and the negative is the little minus sign.


Ah...remembering by association....I do that often myself! It works, and thanks, now I will remember! :thumbs:

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Posted June 15, 2012 - 08:02 PM

Ryan, I find it helps to take them out after a while and scrape off any loose paint and maybe change the position a bit to help get even removal of rust on parts that are complex shapes. It usually takes 24hrs to do a good job in my tank.

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Posted June 15, 2012 - 08:42 PM

Danial, I am glad it will help you! It looks like the anodes corrode faster! I wouldn't want to go backwards in the prosses!

Brian, I have only done one cleaning before so I don't know how long it would take on average. And that one time I had to much stuff being cleaned, not enough anode and a weak mixture. I have to get a bunch of rear to make a better tank with more annode surface area.

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 06:31 AM

Something I have done is use a scrap piece of steel and swap the leads to help clear the anodes. Seems to help after several uses.
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Posted June 17, 2012 - 07:18 PM

Something I have done is use a scrap piece of steel and swap the leads to help clear the anodes. Seems to help after several uses.


That's not a bad idea! I will do that once they get to the point were it needs to be done.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 07:23 PM

The trailer has been flipped over and painted. The painting is done on the frame.
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I just took the wheels out of the e-tank and wire brushed them off. They are not perfect but they are going on a work trailer. Besides, the tires and wheels are covered in mud and dirt most of the time anyway.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Rims are kind of hard to reach all areas in an e-tank anyway. Most things I pull out of the tank I will dry with compressed air & put straight into my blast cabinet for final cleanup. Easier than wire brush, plus gets the stubborn stuff off that the e-tank missed. Then I just leave it in the cabinet till I have time to primer. It will stay in the cabinet for days without rust flashing.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 07:57 PM

Rims are kind of hard to reach all areas in an e-tank anyway. Most things I pull out of the tank I will dry with compressed air & put straight into my blast cabinet for final cleanup. Easier than wire brush, plus gets the stubborn stuff off that the e-tank missed. Then I just leave it in the cabinet till I have time to primer. It will stay in the cabinet for days without rust flashing.


I have noticed! LOL! I wish I had a blast cabinet, or even a portable blaster would be handy.

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Posted June 17, 2012 - 08:56 PM

Ryan, I picked up a small sand blaster at Harbor Frieght a couple months ago for $40. and it works great. Used it to sand blast my sons Bantam. :thumbs: They do make a big mess though, you end up with sand every where, including the places the sun don't shine! :bigrofl: Kind of uncomfortable!

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 02:28 PM

Ryan, I picked up a small sand blaster at Harbor Frieght a couple months ago for $40. and it works great. Used it to sand blast my sons Bantam. :thumbs: They do make a big mess though, you end up with sand every where, including the places the sun don't shine! :bigrofl: Kind of uncomfortable!

Matt


I have looked at HF before. I think I know what one you are talking about. I just haven't committed to getting it yet. I guess I haven't needed it very bad. LOL!

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 02:33 PM

I put the sides back on today.
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I also finished painting the wheels, not perfect but they are better then they were.
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Once I get valves I can mount the tires up and put them back onto the trailer! I can't wait for this to be finished, jobs are starting to line up, for when it gets back in service!
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Posted June 19, 2012 - 02:43 PM

Ryan, you have done a great job on the trailer. It is going to look better then new when your finished. Way to GO !! :thumbs:

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 04:19 PM

Looking Good Ryan! :thumbs:

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