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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 03-20-2014 09:18 PM 1088 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2014 09:18 PM

I am in the process of cleaning up my Delta band saw. I got most of the parts related to the table and trunion. My question were any of these parts supposed to be paiinted? Picture:

Except for the blue/gray casting on the left side are any of these parts supposed to be painted? Many of them had paint on them the rubbed off after I pulled them out of the rust remover. The part on the far right is a good example of what I mean. I tried to find photos of restored saws like this but none really showed those parts clearly.


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#1 posted 03-20-2014 11:00 PM

Charlie, nothing is set in stone when you do on of these restorations. Unless you’re going for 100% authentic, paint what you want in the color you want. You can even paint, polish or plate parts that weren’t before. The only rule I follow is to not let the paint interfere with parts that need to move or paint where it will get removed by the parts moving anyway.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#2 posted 03-21-2014 01:07 AM

tefinn, I.m frankly glad you said that. If I can get what little paint is on these parts off that the way they will stay. The only exception will be if there is a chance they will rust if not painted.
Thanks for your input.


-- Charlie75, Alto

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#3 posted 03-21-2014 01:38 AM

Vintage Machinery’s wiki is your friend:

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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