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#1 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 12, 2016 - 07:56 PM

Tore down the Gannon I picked up in the spring for restoration. I think I have it broken down as far as I can as it looked like the rest was assembled at the factory by welding it together.

 

Dont like having any moving joints go under the sandblaster but looks like I'll have to do it in this case unless there's something I'm missing that would separate those other parts???

 

 

 

 

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Posted June 12, 2016 - 08:39 PM

I'm sure its going to look like new when your done



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Posted June 12, 2016 - 08:57 PM

Good stuff! You're sure going love it. :thumbs:



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Posted June 13, 2016 - 04:20 AM

Man, You got into ripping, tearing and restoring quickly since I've stopped by! Guess there will be some new sites to see at the fair! :rocker2: :dancingbanana:



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Posted June 13, 2016 - 06:43 AM

Another thing you could try is electrolysis as an alternative to sandblasting if you can find a container to fit it in, worse case you could do it in two steps by doing half at a time.



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Posted June 13, 2016 - 07:12 AM

Tore down the Gannon I picked up in the spring for restoration. I think I have it broken down as far as I can as it looked like the rest was assembled at the factory by welding it together.

 

Dont like having any moving joints go under the sandblaster but looks like I'll have to do it in this case unless there's something I'm missing that would separate those other parts???

 

In this case, I don't think that sandblasting would be any worse than the dirt/grit/sand the unit would be exposed to in normal use.


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Posted June 14, 2016 - 07:00 PM

I'd look at it like this 80-100 psi is blasting the media at it with anywhere from 15-25 cfm , same air ought to blast the media out of there if paying special attention to the pivot points, blow it off good then check the movement, do it until your satisfied. I blasted my Large Frame one with a pressure pot blaster 90 psi and then thoroughly blew it clean , primed and painted it, no ill effect on the piece.
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Posted June 16, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Yup sandblasting would be great if you have one. It's going to get dirty when you use it. Nice attachment to have.



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 03:30 PM

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Posted July 09, 2016 - 04:34 PM

Wow, you've been busy! Looking good

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Posted July 09, 2016 - 05:56 PM

Is it supposed to be white like that?  The original paint on it from the first pictures you posted looked like a pale yellow to me at least...

 

Otherwise, looking great though!!  Can't wait to see it all together and mounted up on a tractor...



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Posted July 09, 2016 - 06:11 PM

Is it supposed to be white like that?  The original paint on it from the first pictures you posted looked like a pale yellow to me at least...

 

Otherwise, looking great though!!  Can't wait to see it all together and mounted up on a tractor...

 

Just primer :D


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Posted July 09, 2016 - 06:17 PM

Just primer :D

 

OH!!  Okay then...  I never seen white primer like that...  But yeah, after I saw your other post about the MacKissic shredder that was painted the same color white, I was thinking maybe it was just primer or that at least you were going to paint over it with the correct color green... 



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Posted July 13, 2016 - 06:19 PM

paint!

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 07:58 PM

Very nice,WOW what a difference
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