Champion Blower and Forge 102 Post Drill Rehab #3: Some Parts Are Ready

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Blog entry by CarterR posted 09-11-2013 01:59 PM 2511 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After using Evaporust and “The Works”, I would much prefer using Evaporust if I could. I did a test run of The Works on some of the parts that were too large for my 1 quart of Evaporust, and everything went well. “TW” is extremely fast and not only dissolves the rust but it gets rid of any remaining paint and grime, the stuff is powerful. I shot a brief video, but watching rust dissolve is akin to watching water boil, not very entertaining.

I found it is important to use TW outside since the fumes are so powerful and the fumes will attack your other tools and cause rust on them. I was lucky to read other blogs and find this out before I tried it. I also used thick rubber dish gloves so my skin would not come in contact with the chemicals. I let the parts soak for about 30 minutes, I then rinsed them off with the hose and put them through 2 separate baths of of baking soda detergent mixed with water. I figured a soap and baking soda combo would stop TW and rinse it off. I was still skeptical that the baths would stop TW from causing more rust so I dried off the parts and coated them with black Rustoleum the next day. I applied a liberal amount of Renaissance wax to the bare parts of the screws and the post on the drill since I cannot spray paint them.

Next part is removing the rust from the large parts that would not come apart.

The parts before The Works

The parts after The Works

Some parts that are complete

Next up is this large peice that I cannot take apart


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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 09-11-2013 03:09 PM

This is going to be really neat to see. Love old machine restores. Keep it up, this is really entertaining.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 09-11-2013 03:56 PM

I too like watching old arn get restored. Keep the pictures coming.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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