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#16 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 06:42 PM

I know it's been way too long since I last posted. I had to get the compressor set up & the blaster. I have also had a lot of work which is very good. I started blasting the frame late yesterday evening for about three hours & for another two hours this morning.I'm really pleased with the compressor. I used one bag of play sand & did two recoveries on the used sand & still had about 2/3rds left in the bucket. If anyone uses play sand please take ALL necessary precautions. I used an old t-shirt over my head draped down over my shoulders, toxic rated respirator, & face shield. I don't know about anyone else but given the time spent, the mess, & the trouble of recycling the sand to reuse I think it would be worth while to let a blasting Co. do the frame. Anyone else feel the same way? I also did several small pieces in the cabinet using aluminum oxide media...this went very well & quick. I did some research on this new paint by Rust-O-Leum so I thought I would give it a try. It covered very well & dries quick so I sprayed it two coats. I guess time will tell. I plan on putting the small parts on the frame & once I get most of them on I will spray with the finish coat. This I hope will prevent any damage of the finish coat on the bolt heads.

 
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This upper left corner is one of the worse rust pitting I have. This is one of the reasons I wanted to use the Hamerite Paint to hide some of this pitting.
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Posted July 20, 2013 - 07:09 PM

Sounds like you did a LOT of work!  But it looks like you got excellent results.  Look forward to seeing how the rest of it turns out.


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 07:23 PM

It's a big job taking them down to the frame like that. That self etching primer sounds like good stuff. I must check and see if we can get that up here. 


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Posted July 25, 2013 - 08:32 PM

We have had wonderful weather here in the Tri State highs of only mid 70's & since I sand blast outside guess what I have been doing for the last couple of days. It is a slow process but I know I will be very happy with the end result. One of my worst pieces that rusted bad was this tunnel cover.

 

Before I removed it

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After blasting it

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I think I will spread some light duty bondo over the surface to see if I can get a smoother finish. The lower right corner is the worst. Any other suggestions or favorite bondo used.

 

My engine cowl was a minor headache...these old decals were made to last. I heated with a torch first then scraped it off.

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After cleaning up the glue residue with lacquer thinner I blasted it.

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Stay tuned in I have a lot more to do...I'll try not to bore you.

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Posted July 25, 2013 - 08:46 PM

Looks like you've been busy.

Thanks for keeping us up to speed on the resto.

 

I use just plain ordinary Bondo 'Bondo".

 

That 1st pic looks pretty scary.


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Posted July 25, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Looking good! And glad to see you are making progress. And don't worry you won't bore us! We all like pictures and progress reports. :D :dancingbanana:

As for the filler, I too use Bondo or glazing/spotting putty. I have even used JB weld 1st for real bad spots.

Keep up the good work and good luck :thumbs:


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 08:43 AM

Looking good! I am in the process of same type of work on a MF8. I just havent gotten to posting pictures yet. :wallbanging:

 

The self etching primer is one of the best rattle can primers to put on bare metal after sandblasting. I have been using a 2 part epoxy primer after sand blasting.

 

On the pitted pieces I have use Bondo and then glazing/spot putty, same as Chris. Take your time and it will look great when you are done.


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Posted July 29, 2013 - 07:16 PM

A little more progress. My gas tank had previously been painted with Hammerite & was very difficult to blast in the cabinet. I used my wire brush on a motor to get rid of the old paint. It worked out very well & a little faster I believe. I pressure washed my rear axle assembly along with the front axle. I will be blasting them hopefully in the next few days. I don't blast anything unless I have time to clean it up & prime right away. This is one of the advantages of using rattle cans for the primer, I can prime a few pieces right away with out setting up & having to clean my sprayer several times in a short period. 

 

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Thanks for looking!

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Posted July 29, 2013 - 07:26 PM

Looking good! Any progress is better than no progress! Heck my MF12H is still in boxes on the shelf :(

 

Keep up the good work! I'll be waiting for the next progress report :D :dancingbanana:


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Posted July 29, 2013 - 08:35 PM

looks good nice work


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Coming along, looking good.

 

You need to finish soon and bring to labor day tractor show in Trenton!


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 02:49 PM

Coming along, looking good.

 

You need to finish soon and bring to labor day tractor show in Trenton!

I wished but I got shoulder surgery coming up in early September. I'm trying very hard to get most things cleaned, blasted & primed before. I'm figuring around Dec. I should be able to start some of the finish coats. I would like to participate in some parades next year.



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Posted August 11, 2013 - 08:42 AM

Holy huge muffler setup Batman!


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Posted August 14, 2013 - 06:35 PM

I spent most of the day today blasting some more of my big pieces. I only have to finish the front grille & blast the running boards then everything else can be blasted in the SB cabinet. I don't think I'll blast the red pieces. I want to maybe strip or sand them to keep a good finish. I know I'll have to spread some body filler to get the rust pits out. This front grille is tuff getting all that paint out of them tiny little holes. I want it done right so I will do what it takes. I'm debating on painting the aluminum areas on the pump because of possible heat buildup. Has anyone else painted these areas? I'll do some priming tomorrow...thanks for looking.

Jim

 

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Posted August 15, 2013 - 08:07 PM

Looks like things are coming along just fine. :thumbs:

 

have you considered setting up an E-tank. That might be the answer for cleaning up

the grill screen.

 

I might be wrong, but I think the aluminum tranny is supposed to be painted

Flint Metallic Grey. Use Zinc Chromate primer on the aluminum. It takes a while

to dry, but holds up well.


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