I bought a Famco 3R press today. $80 from Craigslist. According to
some eBay auction descriptions, it can do up to 4 tons of force.
It weighs, I would say, 170 lbs. It is about all I can lift by
myself. While it is in good physical shape, no major rust, etc, its
paint flaked off in about 3/4 of its area.
I decided to clean it up and repaint it. To that end, I removed paint
from easy to access areas using a 4" grinder and a cup brush. That
took care of 80% of paintable surface. However, that left a lot of
To clean, them, I am leaning towards visiting Harbor Freight and
buying some sandblasting gun and just sandblasting those places.
Would anyone have any suggestions here?
Also, what primer would you use to paint it.
I am kind of tempted to paint it in some fun color like red.
14 years ago