Sandblasting, if you have the equipment, would be good. Or clean them up
with a wire cup brush. Then I'd spray on some LPS and wipe them down well.
That's the look I like best on old iron. Some people like the look of
Seymour Cast Blast. They think it looks real shop-like. It makes me think of
Al Babin. <g>
Yes, it's dangerous. Al's custom Babin-bot may spot it and start running ads
The way he paints his machines, the metal under those layers could be an
outboard motor and you'd think it was a Logan lathe. d8-)
I agree. I was over at the local sandblaster company - he does more
than that but that is the main line trade.
He was doing a massive (to what I tote around) manifold that had high
pressure hoses (cut off)... After sandblasting, he discovered a large
crack that was hidden under some rust and paint. It was in a funnel or
pressure increasing section - mud comes in at x psi and compresses down
to a smaller stream at Y psi. This was over pressured at one time.
The unit mixes several types of mud and send the result out.
The customer (several hundred miles away) - can you believe it - was alerted
and the transport truck took the completed job to be repaired, painted and
shipped by airfreight.
The customer had it delivered from a local site. He works days at a
MIL site doing what he does - fantastic painter.
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