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FarmallLovinGuy
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Surface Prep Question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm currently working on a 1938 F20. I'm using wire wheels on an angle grinder to prep the tractor for paint. Just wondering if anyone has any tips for getting in some of those small nooks and crannies. The main areas I can see being problematic are between the block and clutch, as well as the front pedestal. Any help would be much appreciated.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Surface Prep Question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well your not going to get it all. You can get different wire wheel type thing to fit in the drill, you can get a detail sander to get things roughed up or removed. Maybe even some of those very small hand held wire brushes from hardware store or Harbor Frt. you won't get it all but you will rough it up enough for the new primer to have tooth into the old paint. Do the best you can and you'll be happy. gobble
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 3:45 am    Post subject: Re: Surface Prep Question Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Rust or dried grease? A needle scaler is a possibility for rust, as is a media blaster with of course the elaborate precautions to keep media out of the seals. for dried grease dollar store oven cleaner and high water pressure.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 4:22 am    Post subject: Re: Surface Prep Question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Some places only a sandblaster can get.

If you haven't cleaned the tractor with a wax and grease remover already I would go ahead and do that now and again after you think it's ready for paint. If there is any oils on the tractor the wire wheel will just rub it into the metal.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: Surface Prep Question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

About the only way is to disassemble as much as needed and use a sand blaster. A sand blasted surface also leaves a much much more cleaner bare metal surface to prime to. A sand blaster will also get the bottom of all the pits clean. Just an additional tip, if you sand blast, blow parts off really well before priming getting all the dust and sand off. It is important that there is no moisture in the compressed air when you do this. And also, don't wait to long after blasting untill you prime. The humidity in the air alone will incorporate rusting on the bare metal.

Bottom line, if you wish to wire wheel it, you probly better not be to picky about getting every little nook and cranny. Some places you just simply might not get.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:05 am    Post subject: Re: Surface Prep Question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the help fellas.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Surface Prep Question Reply to specific post Reply with quote


The MORE you DO, the Better it will come out...

Surface prep it, shoot it then Wet-sand it all onto the ground...

Prep it a Second time...IF you expect to get a Nice finish...No Kidding...

Prep IS what makes a finish Great..and then you will not even think of a "Clear Coat"...
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Surface Prep Question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I?ve found on prep work spend a few days on it let it set a day then come back and spend a couple more days on all the spots you missed you might have to repeat that cycle 2 or more times to finally get it pretty close to ready for paint 🎨
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 4:10 am    Post subject: Re: Surface Prep Question Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Dremel tool is what I use just buy a lot of the wire brushes to use. They don t last long.
 
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