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Old 04-30-2012, 11:25:45 PM
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Well this evening was pretty productive after I went to the hookah bar for a while. I came home from the hookah bar, and started work on the AHH block. Took my angle grinder with a wire wheel and wire wheeled the old crappy paint off, along with dirt and corrosion that didnt come off when I solvented it after disassembly. I need to do a little more work on the block, but its about 95% bare cast iron. After im finished with paint and corrosion removal it will be masked and painted Lycoming Gray. The flywheel is finished. Its sitting outside curing its fresh coat of gloss black engine enamel. Im excited to get it done!
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Update: block is painted with 2 coats of lycoming Gray and is curing at home. It looked great on a not complete inspeciton during painting inspection, so I havent removed my masks from the mating surfaces yet. Ill be doing a more thorough inspection later, and if it passes, off comes the masks. And pics will be posted as soon as I off load them from my camera. Next part is the sump. i need to remove the old paint from it still with my trusty wire wheel on my Milwaukee angle grinder
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try electrolysis as it will remove rust paint and dirt and grime quickly and with miniumal effort
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How do I do electrolysis? Do I even have the proper equipment for it?
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got ya covered
http://www.rowand.net/shop/Tools/Electrolysis.htm
easy stuff not hard to do at all
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got ya covered
http://www.rowand.net/shop/Tools/Electrolysis.htm
easy stuff not hard to do at all
Why is stainless steel bad and illegal, minus the fact that its a waste of otherwise perfect stainless steel?
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basically it creates a very toxic poisonous mix that can hurt you. besides steel scrap cheaper
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And positive to the electrodes and negative to my part? How long does this process take?
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process time depends on how close they are to the part and the sacrifical part and how much crud it takes. I find that an hour or 2 for simple stuff on a well built tank is normal for miine atleast. it sounds like a lot of time but then you can do other things while its working.
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And also, will a 2 amp trickle charger work, or does it require a higher amperage?
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it should but if its an automatic charger you may have to have a battery in series to fool the charger into working
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No its an old school Schumancher 2 amp trickle. It is not automatic. it makes current on the charging leads as long as it is plugged into a wall outlet. The only way it can shut off is being shorted, because it has a glass sealed auto reset circuit breaker inside.
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ya that should work
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Cool thanks for the info. Also where can i get laundry soda? Or the pool ph type soda?
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its in the laundry isle of any target or any other store of your choosing most likely its labeled in a yellow box called arm and hammer super washing soda
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Update: block is complete with 3 coats of paint and masking removed! So excited! The cylinder head is painted on top with 2 coats, still gotta get around the mating surface. The rod access cover is painted, and so is the intake manifold/exhaust manifold. ITS CRAZY how it looked before I tore it down. I was just going through pics I took of it last summer in July right after I obtained it. And the sheer difference is INSANE. I didnt even think in a thousand years Id be able to make it look amazing like it does! More coming soon, along with pics!
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