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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2016, 09:14:38 PM »
Mmm maybe - stripping paint is such a messy business though and then what colour and what type of paint to use - brush or spray....

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2016, 07:12:49 AM »
Just clean up teh casting, apply a little iron paste and then give it a buff like an old CI fireplace then there is no need to decide on colour and paint type :)

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2016, 08:03:52 AM »
Doesn't that stuff have to be baked on?  Already in trouble for de-greasing it in the bath, I'll be evicted if I put it in her oven!

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2016, 09:10:24 AM »
Already in trouble for de-greasing it in the bath,

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Use the dishwasher  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2016, 12:52:48 PM »
"Simple Green" mixed 50/50 with scalding hot water....let it sit over night completely submerged.  ( 5 gallon bucket outside)

A very quick once over with a wire brush and it will be clean of all grease, and all paint.   

Prime and paint to suite.

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2016, 11:28:16 AM »
So I went the whole hog and got off all the old paint with several coats of paint stripper, I then used some deox-c to remove the worst of the rust and finally finished up with scouring pads to prep the surface for paint.

I chose Rust-Oleum Combicolour direct to metal paint which doesn't need any primer and goes on nicely, pictures show after the first coat.

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2016, 02:00:31 PM »
The jaws have cleaned up ok, don't know what grade of steel they are but they are rock hard - a file won't touch them, I did try an experimental rub on a grindstone but it would be a lengthy process to remove all the marks so will live with them as is for the time being.

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2016, 02:30:49 PM »
Yup...."Smoke Grey"     good color!


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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2016, 03:47:08 PM »
Looks great to my Simon. Gray is always an appropriate shop color too  :)

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2016, 10:24:07 PM »
Thanks Dave and Bill, here it is all back together and just needs bolting down ready to work :-)

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2016, 10:46:52 PM »
That looks much better Simon!
Gray is my favorite shop color.


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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2016, 02:27:59 AM »
Nice job Simon - and a good find.
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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2016, 12:48:18 AM »
Doesn't match the Wabeco white goods?? Regards Paul Gough.

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2017, 06:56:58 PM »
Big vise gets a little cousin  :D

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Re: Restoration project
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2017, 07:09:32 PM »
Hi Simon,

Shame about that nice paint job. Now you will be afraid to use either of the two vices.

Mike  :stir:
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