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Posted October 10, 2015 - 04:24 PM

Well, I cut the metal for the gussets and got them welded in.  That's all for today.  I gotta get some spot putty to fill in some larger pits and such.  I may get some putty at an auto parts store & get some spread tomorrow.


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 04:59 PM

Daniel, I hope the neck issues ease off so you can enjoy 'tinkering' with your toys. I understand you have to get certain jobs done on the farm, but you seem to do more to bring the pain back. Then you can't do much for several days!


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Posted October 11, 2015 - 03:48 PM

I finished running the needle scaler over Hogzilla's chassis, so today I brushed on the rust converter.  It has to cure 24 hours, and then I can spread some scratch putty into rough patches.  After reading the converter directions, I seen it's best to fill spots afterward, rather than before converter.  

  Tomorrow this will be darker as the rust conversion process cures.

 

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Once spot putty cures, then she'll get primer.  I'm doing this down in the old shop.

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Posted October 11, 2015 - 04:07 PM

Which rust converter do you use?



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Posted October 11, 2015 - 04:29 PM

Which rust converter do you use?

 

Rustmort.  I about choked at the price of about $100 a gallon, but this stuff goes a long long way.  I bought it when repairing the silage dump wagon.  It's thin as water, and I still have over 1/2 gallon left after doing over 50 to 70 square feet on the wagon, and a couple 24" tractor rims, and some smaller parts, plus this chassis.  So really, it's a lot cheaper than spray bomb converters.

 

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Posted October 11, 2015 - 05:48 PM

Rustmort.  I about choked at the price of about $100 a gallon, but this stuff goes a long long way.  I bought it when repairing the silage dump wagon.  It's thin as water, and I still have over 1/2 gallon left after doing over 50 to 70 square feet on the wagon, and a couple 24" tractor rims, and some smaller parts, plus this chassis.  So really, it's a lot cheaper than spray bomb converters.

 

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I haven't heard of that. If it's working for you, then it must be good!


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Posted October 11, 2015 - 05:52 PM

It seems to do a good job & holds up well, but must be overcoated or it breaks down from moisture.  I want to primer this with bulk primer I already have, and after searching, I find I am out of lacquer thinner, so have to pick up a gallon.  


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Posted October 11, 2015 - 05:58 PM

Oh, and Rust-Mort can be directly top-coated with paint, but you get much better color evenness if primed an even solid color.


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Posted October 13, 2015 - 04:43 PM

Got some spot putty spread today.  With a little luck I'll get this under primer tomorrow.

 

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Posted October 13, 2015 - 05:11 PM

Cool! Glad you got some time on it!


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Once I finished some more electric fence trouble shooting.................

 

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Hoping in a few days to lay down some red, but we'll see.  Once this cures an hour or so, I'll cover it with an old bed sheet to keep the bugs off it.

  As soon as it's painted & cured, I'll move it back to the new shop to await a slow reassembly.


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 12:07 PM

I don't think I'll use any spray bomb primer on larger stuff anymore.  The bulk just lays down so much nicer than spray can.  By the time you buy a bunch of spray can stuff, you may as well buy decent bulk primer.

  Oh, and BTW...I'm not trying to make this a beauty queen.  Gonna have lots of marks under the paint & stuff like that.  Besides, with a name like Hogzilla, why go to great lengths!  :rolling:   I want her to look good and shiny yes, but flawless...no.


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 02:34 PM

It doesn't take many cans of spray to equal the cost of a quart of oxide primer, does it?
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Posted October 14, 2015 - 02:52 PM

It doesn't take many cans of spray to equal the cost of a quart of oxide primer, does it?

 

No it sure doesn't!  And I got a wild hair & went ahead & painted.  Just a couple hours with good primer is long enough when not doing a "show" paint job. And yes, the mist is still in the air, and YES, I'm wearing a 3M respirator!  1st pic might be blurry.  It's "Hot Red", which is close to Massey Red Rouge.  One last coat to lay on in a few minutes.

 

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Posted October 14, 2015 - 03:16 PM

Last coat for the chassis.  I'll let it cure at least a couple days before moving it to the new shop.  I'll wanna move it tomorrow, but I'm not.  Paint gun taken apart & thoroughly cleaned, so done for the day with paint.

 

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