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Old 01-16-2014, 12:31 PM   #141
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The badges came off the Airstream... don't have any others!
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:18 PM   #142
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Are you just applying the power in the open garage?

If you are you are going to end up with a mess in the garage.

You could make a simple "booth" by finding an old fiberglass shower stall, cut it down to about four feet high and turn it upside down. Mount a small bathroom exhaust fan in what was the bottom with a hose that exits over the surface of a bucket of water to collect the excess power.

Just a thought.

What ever you do wear a dust mask or better (the 3M masks at Home Depot are good) although the powder is not harmful, it does not desovle and you can get "miners lung".
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:03 PM   #143
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Yes, just in the garage and vac/sweep up after. There is a drywall bag in the vacuum.
We are planning a simple booth, with a low fan, but are wearing a good twin filter mask in the meantime.

The kit I got from Eastwood has a roll of SS wire, which we use for hanging... my GF threw all the metal hangers out... she hates them!
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:59 PM   #144
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Yes, just in the garage and vac/sweep up after. There is a drywall bag in the vacuum.
We are planning a simple booth, with a low fan, but are wearing a good twin filter mask in the meantime.

The kit I got from Eastwood has a roll of SS wire, which we use for hanging... my GF threw all the metal hangers out... she hates them!
Those are some expensive hangers (SS)

My wife will not tolerate metal hangers either.

I have a friend that has a shop that has a uniform service. The service does not care about the hangers, they just collect and he gives them to me when I need some (I mean hundreds).

I bet if you asked some garages or any place that has a uniform service they would give them to you.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:00 PM   #145
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Bummer, they sure turned out nice. Speaking of wire hangers my brother uses them to weld on his yard tractor and other things. I almost tipped over, I thought he was just being cheap...
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:59 AM   #146
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A little progress along the path to PC heaven...

Front Leveler brackets took 2 coats to get half decent... if not super pretty!
Lots of holes, nooks and recesses.


In the learning curve toward the headlamp castings we decided to do the alfa valve covers. I had They are aluminum castings, and need detailing after coating... More complex in some areas, and less in others.
Outgassed at 500 F.



Again, took 2 coats.
This is the 2nd.



Flowed out at 450, and cured at 400 for 20 mins.
Looks good.



Finish looks good..



Sanding out the ribs and badges.



We agreed they look good!
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They look excellent.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:29 AM   #148
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Wow! Look great!
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Really nice
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That is not an Alfa Spider valve cover. You have apparently fallen victim to the ALFA syndrome: Always Looking For Another.

OK, back to the regularly scheduled RV programming...

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...In the learning curve toward the headlamp castings we decided to do the Alfa valve covers....
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No, they were from a GTV project a neighbor gave up on... I kept them because I liked them. Blasted them years ago, and always planned to fix them up. Thought about converting them into a cool overhead lamp... Or maybe I will put them on Ebay to fund more MH stuff!...
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I'm missing my fix of new projects, what have you got going on?

Have you an experience with tumblers? I have the Eastwood tumbler (vibration) The first time I used it with the green polishing media and dri shine the bolts and nuts came out beautuful. I have never been able to repeat that success. They come out ok, but not shinny like the first set.

Any suggestions?
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Not much since last week.
Rounds of Dr's visits this week, plus the dual Voltage Eastwood gun was acting up.
It was making a rapid clicking noise from the power supply box when we tried the 25kv setting...
Called Eastwood, and they are sending a replacement next week.

No experience with tumblers.... on my wish list tho!
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Not much since last week.
Rounds of Dr's visits this week, plus the dual Voltage Eastwood gun was acting up.
It was making a rapid clicking noise from the power supply box when we tried the 25kv setting...
Called Eastwood, and they are sending a replacement next week.

No experience with tumblers.... on my wish list tho!
Any updates?
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