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Posted March 21, 2014 - 07:31 AM

Glad you are feeling better and can make some progress! I used a gasket sealer years ago, think it was called Copper-Kote or something like that. Have fun!


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 09:16 PM

Frame is finally cleaned up, wet sanded, and primed. Now if only the 211-5 wouldn't be giving me such a headache. lol


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Frame is finally cleaned up, wet sanded, and primed. Now if only the 211-5 wouldn't be giving me such a headache. lol

Hello,

Do you have any close up pictures of a part you've soaked in apple cider vinegar (right after you take it out of the vinegar)? I'm not sure if the part I soaked turned out right, so a picture would help (If it's not too much trouble).

 

How do you wet sand?

 

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Do you mind telling me what your real first name is? I like prefer calling people by there real first name.

 

 

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Posted March 22, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Frame is finally cleaned up, wet sanded, and primed. Now if only the 211-5 wouldn't be giving me such a headache. lol

Why's your 211-5 giving you a headache?



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Posted March 22, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Got the electric pto off but drive pulley will not come off. I heated that thing until it was red hot and still couldn't get it off. Ill cut it off and get another one if I have to but still.....it's frustrating.

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 09:02 PM

Oh and I missed your PS lol. My first name is Mike. Wet sanding is quite simple. I use sandpaper called wet or dry that you an get at walmart and get a bucket of clean water. Make sure you use fine grit paper so as to not make big scratches. I usually use 320 grit. Then if you don't have one get a sanding block to put the paper on. Wet the surface you want to sand and sand away! Just rinse the surface and the paper to clean it off once and a while. In the warm weather ill take my parts outside by the garden hose and use that as my water source. I like to turn my driveway red anyway LOL  :D


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 09:04 PM

And i noticed a C-160 sitting in the weeds behind someone's house today. I think i may have an addiction to this GT hobby! LOL  :help:


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 08:19 PM

Oh and I missed your PS lol. My first name is Mike. Wet sanding is quite simple. I use sandpaper called wet or dry that you an get at walmart and get a bucket of clean water. Make sure you use fine grit paper so as to not make big scratches. I usually use 320 grit. Then if you don't have one get a sanding block to put the paper on. Wet the surface you want to sand and sand away! Just rinse the surface and the paper to clean it off once and a while. In the warm weather ill take my parts outside by the garden hose and use that as my water source. I like to turn my driveway red anyway LOL  :D

Thanks Mike!


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 09:48 AM

Hello Mike,

I was just curious what the advantage is of wet sanding, over using a air powered sander (the kind that uses sticky backed discs)?



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Wet sanding reduces friction and just keeps you from going through giant piles of sandpaper. One piece will last a lot longer wet sanding than dry sanding. Now im thinking of getting a pneumatic orbital sander to do my wetsanding with to save some time and my hands lol.

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 08:50 PM

Wet sanding reduces friction and just keeps you from going through giant piles of sandpaper. One piece will last a lot longer wet sanding than dry sanding. Now im thinking of getting a pneumatic orbital sander to do my wetsanding with to save some time and my hands lol.

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Sounds good, I might give it a try!



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 09:15 PM

If you don't have a sandblaster to get down to bare metal it's the best option for a quality paint job.

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 09:22 PM

If you don't have a sandblaster to get down to bare metal it's the best option for a quality paint job.

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Thanks! I don't have a sand blaster, so it sounds like a good idea.
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Posted April 07, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Hello Mike,

Have you made any progress on your 855?



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Posted April 08, 2014 - 12:23 AM

Haha I wish! The combination of rain and the weather still being a little too cold to lay down some paint and numerous other projects have me at a stand still on it. This weekend it it supposed to get to 70 degrees so the red paint should be flying then!

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