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#1 ad356 OFFLINE  



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Posted June 24, 2011 - 12:46 AM

frame is all primered
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transaxle has been degreased. dont worry im not using the sandblasting media on it. that bag just happened to be sitting there when i took the pic
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the 147, it aint pretty but she's a workhorse. mows 2 acres a week
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front axle and spindles primered
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my hillbilly wind-chimes, lol. well if you ever watched 500 passwords videos on youtube, that's what he calls them
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you guy probably remember thats what i started with
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i used metal etch, then covered it with valspar primer. now im going to have to wetsand to get rid of the few runs i had, then paint, wetsand again, ect. im an amateur at this painting thing. i have a cambell hausfeld HVLP gun and a 60 gallon huskypro air compressor. i also have a sandblasting cabinet, and i dont know how you could do a job like this without it. i sandblasted the frame outdoors, i was wearing a hood when i did it. a 60 gallon aircompressor seemed huge when i bought it, but once you start sandblasting, 10 CFM at 90 lbs is barely adaquate. wish i would have bought a higher capacity pump, but i bought what i could afford at the time. as it is the compressor i have has a cast iron, oil lubricated, belt driven pump, so its a good quality unit just barely enough air for demanding sanblasting work. it will keep up but never shut off until your done.



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Posted June 24, 2011 - 03:58 AM

You made great progress. That Cub 124 will thank you when you are done. I know what you mean about running out of air with the compressor when sandblasting. I had a little Craftsman 30 gallon and I think it might have been rated for 5 cfm at 90psi. I could barely get the main air line turned on and then open the valve for the media on the sandblasting pot and it was already loosing pressure.

Now that I have the new to me air compressor finished I did get to sandblast with it for a little bit a couple weeks ago and it was a night and day difference. I could sandblast as long as I wanted to or until the pot ran out of sand.

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Posted June 24, 2011 - 04:29 AM

You are doing good so far.

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Posted June 24, 2011 - 06:39 AM

Looks good, how do you like the HVLP gun? I've never use one and like you haven't painted a lot either . I have a old Sear's spray gun and a cheap HF touch-up gun (not a HVLP ) I have a small compressor so maybe I wouldn't be able to use one anyway , Al



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Posted June 24, 2011 - 06:51 AM

Now that I have the new to me air compressor finished...

You have an Air Compressor??? When did this happen?



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Posted June 24, 2011 - 06:54 AM

Ad356, looking good! I am sure that your paint job will turn out better than any of my rattle can jobs. I am sure the Cub will love it's new dress cloths.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 06:29 AM

how did your 124 turn out? anymore pics?