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Marn64

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11-15-2016 10:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane refurbishing

Hey everybody,
I did it! I finally finished cleaning off that bedrock 602 type 3 that I bought a while back. Here it is. All of the active rust on the body and parts has been removed leaving behind patina, the only remaining spot of rust is on the lateral adjuster, which is somewhat pitted. I still don’t know what to do about that, perhaps suspending only the lateral in citric acid? The plane has at least 85 + percent japanning still on it. I used brasso to polish the brass, and let it sit for about a month so that it can bring itself to a subdued antique brass color.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 11-16-2016 11:49 AM

Nice!, and I’m still envious of the deal you fell into with that plane.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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dddddmorgan

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#2 posted 11-16-2016 01:15 PM

That’s a bottle of ‘awesome sauce’!

Maybe a bit of Evapo Rust on a qtip? I’ve done this before with something similar when I wanted to preserve existing finish. Just get the qtip wet and dab it on and let it sit.

It’s time consuming and tedious but it will stop future rust and keep everything looking original.

-- Maintenance Man - I do precision guesswork based on unreliable data from people of questionable knowledge...

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HokieKen

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#3 posted 11-16-2016 02:07 PM

Nice work Benjamin! I agree with Dan^ Brush or rag a little of your citric acid onto the lateral lever.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Marn64

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#4 posted 11-16-2016 02:17 PM



Nice work Benjamin! I agree with Dan^ Brush or rag a little of your citric acid onto the lateral lever.

- HokieKen


Do you think that would be enough? Its pretty pitted.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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Don W

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#5 posted 11-17-2016 01:20 AM

Personally I’d use a wire wheel to clean the rust off the lateral adjuster. Use a piece of sheet metal to protect the japanned parts if you need to.

Or just oil it once in a while and rub it with a cloth. It’ll turn into patina.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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JayT

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#6 posted 11-17-2016 03:50 AM

Looking good. For the lateral, I’d use a wire brush on a Dremel and get it taken care of. You should be able to control the Dremel well enough to limit how much the wire brush touches. On a part that small, Don’s advice about oiling it to get a patina’d look back should work great. I wouldn’t want to do that on a whole plane, but would feel comfortable doing it for that one small spot.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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HokieKen

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#7 posted 11-17-2016 04:16 AM


Nice work Benjamin! I agree with Dan^ Brush or rag a little of your citric acid onto the lateral lever.

- HokieKen

Do you think that would be enough? Its pretty pitted.

- Marn64

I’ve never used citric acid so I can’t really say. I use phosphoric acid and it would do the job. Don and JayT are probably right. I’m just a lot lazier than they are ;-p

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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