Spent about four hours in the garage today with a wire brush, wire attachment on my drill, and a 4” wire wheel on my Makita. Doesn’t look like much to show for all that work but getting that paint off of cast iron and in all the little corners and grooves is tedious work. I think with another 1 1/2 hours of wire brushing I’ll be ready to wipe it clean and tape off the appropriate areas.
I’m getting a lot of hours into this thing but I think I’ll only have about $150-200 into it when I’m all said and done. Not bad for a solid piece of machinery and far cheaper than a new one of the same caliber. And I can say that I did it, that’s worth something.
The brushed pieces waiting for the beds to join them for a good cleaning, priming and painting.
-- Grant - N Dakota