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Barry    Posted 09-19-2020 at 17:41:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Priming pieces at a time
  • Appreciate everyones answers to the few posts I have had so far, I suspect I will be posting lots of questions now as I am full into the start of a restore on a 50 8N. Have completely disassembled it, not a bolt left in her. Plan is to repair and reasemble everything through the winter and paint next year. Current task as I wait for parts is cleaning everything and I plan to primer individual parts as I go, will then sand, prime and paint later. What do you guys usually do for the unpainted parts? For instance, cleaning up the rear hubs. Want to prime the faces that will be painted red later but what about the backside ect? Prime everthing, leave bare steel or protect with something else (light coat of oil)? Dont want everything rusting but I doubt these type of parts were ever painted originally.
    Thanks in advance

    Barry    Posted 09-19-2020 at 19:06:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Should have mentioned...been trying the electrolysis that was in the how to section of this site. The little bit I have done seems to work well...but pieces like a brake drum for instance, I would prime the exterior but the inside wants to rust right away. After all the work into the cleaning, I dont want pieces like this rusting up again. I primed the outside, what should I do on inside?
    Thanks

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 09-19-2020 at 22:06:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I heard a few years ago primer was a good start, left alone, it absorbs moisture very well and will not stop rust. Hope you have a nice dry garage to store it all in.
    Beyond that a slight thin coat of oil on the brake drums will stop rust. Brake clean will eliminate it for installation.

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