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Forum topic by IrreverentJack posted 03-24-2013 05:04 PM 884 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-24-2013 05:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane refurbishing

I apologize in advance for not taking before pictures. For thirty years I have collected rusted tools in a 5 gal pail. This started when I found several hand planes in a basement that had flooded many times years before. The terrible rusted condition of these tools cannot be overstated. If I knew how effective and inexpensive electrolysis is I would have gone through it sooner. I’m working on another project and put the planes and an old C-clamp in my “quick and dirty” electrolysis tank as an afterthought. I haven’t done my homework on plane restoration. All of the original paint is gone. Instead of coating them in oil and putting them away (maybe in a different bucket) I’m thinking of putting a coat of black epoxy appliance paint on them. If there is a reason I shouldn’t use this paint or any other suggestion I would appreciate all advice. What’s almost ready for paint are a Bailey #4 & #5, a Bedrock #604, Stanley #66 and another just marked #51. I’d like to make users out of them and I promise to take pictures when they come out of the tank. Thank you. -Jack

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 12:00 PM

Use use Dupli-Color Engine Enamel DUPDE1635 Ford Semi Gloss Black spray paint. Its easier to apply, can be recoated in 10 minutes, and gives a look as close to original japanning as you will get.

Here is my restore blog.

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