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RE: (ET) painting mower deck...
- Subject: RE: (ET) painting mower deck...
- From: "Rick Barnes" <barnesr nwlink com>
- Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000 10:12:41 -0700
- Importance: Normal
- In-reply-to: <398D9418 C41C84A9 speakeasy org>
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Know what you mean about sandblasting, sounds like a good idea but takes
forever with inadequate equipment.
I bought a pressurized sandblaster which works amazingly well with a much
smaller air demand. This type would be a good match for your compressor. I
found it at a local tool store called Lucille's for $120. Here is a link to
a picture of one like mine.
w/report?prrfnbr=581&prmenbr=6970 I use the white silica abrasive sand from
ACE Hardware, they have 2 or 3 different grits.
Or, you might consider taking it to a professional sandblasting company.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
> [mailto:owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu]On Behalf Of dave barden
> Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2000 9:37 AM
> To: MR23 (Christopher M. Meier, Mpls, MN); fiskfarm mediaone net;
> elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
> Subject: (ET) painting mower deck...
> Well before putting the mower to use I decided to paint it. Searching
> archives I decided to use POR 15 on the underside and rustoleum topside.
> I had visions of quickly sandblasting the whole thing down to bare metal
> with a friends compressor and sandblasting gun. It didn't take long to
> burst my vision. It takes a lot of air to blast, I quickly discovered.
> I've now lowered my expectations (and increased effort) to wire brushing,
> disc sanding, and blasting only the small nooks and crannies the wire
> brush and disc can't reach. Perhaps my blast media is too course? I'm
> using (trying to use) #35 Kleenblast which is copper slag medium fine.
> For the blast gun tip size I'm using it recommends 10-15 cfm of air. I
> have 9 max. I can blast about 40 seconds before the compressor motor
> kicks in again.
> So you folks that have done this before what are you using? Do you
> all rust and paint over the entire piece or just spot prep before
> painting? I know, it depends on how good you want it to look. I don't
> care much about looks I'd just like it to be effective and last a while.
> Any other tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Oh one
> question. I am debating whether or not I need to topcoat the POR 15.
> rather not (it is underneath where the shine don't shine so I'm not
> worried about UV light) but would like as slick a surface as I can
> reasonalbly get so the grass won't build up so bad. I need to decide
> before I apply the POR 15 as the primer/top coat needs to be applied
> before it dries. Will the POR 15 (brushed on) produce a reasonably
> Thanks much,