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Re: MM U Restoration

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MinniMan

10-06-2013 19:10:57
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Been pretty busy this past while getting things ready for winter so haven't spent as much time on the minni as I would have liked.

Now I am not sure if I should post this question in this form or go to the one about sheet metal restoration. If that is the case please tell me and I will post there.

I have been cleaning the grill, hood and various parts of old paint and RUST! Where there is paint left the metal cleans up real well with a wire brush on an angle grinder. It also removes the surface rust BUT where it is eaten into the metal and pocked I am running into difficulty getting it down to clean metal for the primer.

I have sand blasted some areas and although the glass bead leaves it rather ruff it does smooth out ok with a sanding wheel in the angle grinder.

Am I on the right track doing this? Naturally the parts I am working on are off the tractor and outside as long as weather permits which all too soon will come to a halt in my part of the world.

I would appreciate any comments on whether I am doing this right or not.

Thanks

Is there a way to post a picture so those who wish can follow the progress even though it is rather slow?

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