Ready for wet sand blasting

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cobbadog
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Ready for wet sand blasting

Post by cobbadog » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:45 am

Well I had everything ready for wet sand blasting last weekend but the wet weather put a stop on it. Next attempt is in 2 weeks as there is a long weekend in between now and then.
i also did a clean up on the grille badge. It had both red (normal) and blue (not normal) paint on it and is yet another indicator that the tractor did spend some time in either our Navy or Air Force services. The end result on the badge is very pleasing and is the original chrome.
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Re: Ready for wet sand blasting

Post by Gard » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:56 pm

Nice job on stripping everything down, seems like you are doing it up right, I will be interested to see how the wet sandblasting works. Is this an attachment to a pressure washer?

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Re: Ready for wet sand blasting

Post by cobbadog » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:41 am

There are many YouTube clips on doing wet sand blasting. It looks like a gurney with an attachment that feeds the sand in it. Working pressure of 3000 psi. I have seen good results and hope for the same here.
This tractor has had the engine fully rebuilt along with a clutch assembly about 4 years back and is only used on tractor treks and at Rallies where it sits most of the day. Brakes and oil leaks that ruined the brakes have been done along with some steering box adjustments some new gauges and head lights fitted a few years back but with stop/tail lights being fitted after painting is done. Side covers will be a new addition for me as it never had any when we bought it.
Occasionally it goes out for a picnic up to the local state forest with a carry all on the back and an Esky full of tucker and at Rallies I have had a few turns at pulling the sled with good results. I was asked how much water I had in the tyres and I said not a drop but I do run low air pressure to get the best grip with the correct amount of 'slippage'.

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Re: Ready for wet sand blasting

Post by cobbadog » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:37 am

How a simple 'clean it up' job becomes somewhat more involved.
Today was all about cleaning up the radiator with the shroud still attached. All was going well until I thought I will remove the shroud and do a better job of the cleaning. I removed the screw on radiator cap to lift the shroud up and passed it and noticed a filthy mess inside. I always have run anti freeze in the radiator which has stopped me from viewing the cores. So in a way this is good as I will now take it off to be cleaned out properly even though this has never gone near running warm never mind hot.

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