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pre paint

Postby jimpt » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:42 pm

I have a 1950 cub that needs new paint> what is the best way to clean the grease off? or what is the normal solvent for this? (maybe someone can tell me what they have done in the past before painting? thanksjt

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Re: pre paint

Postby Bill V in Md » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:33 pm

I think you are going to find that a combination of methods are required, depending on the part to be prepared. I completely disassembled my cub and some of the larger metal parts like fenders, wheels and gas tank were sand blasted. Parts that have seals, such as transmission housings were cleaned with an angle grinder using a cup brush. Still others I used a spray-on chemical cleaner called Aircraft Paint Remover.
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Re: pre paint

Postby PVF1799 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:22 pm

Bill V in Md wrote:I think you are going to find that a combination of methods are required, depending on the part to be prepared. I completely disassembled my cub and some of the larger metal parts like fenders, wheels and gas tank were sand blasted. Parts that have seals, such as transmission housings were cleaned with an angle grinder using a cup brush. Still others I used a spray-on chemical cleaner called Aircraft Paint Remover.


Bill - I conqur. When I did Rex'48 over (see link in signature). I used wire wheel on bench-grinder, sandblasting cabinet, wet sand blaster with my pressure washer, die grinder w/3M abrasive pads, elbow grease. For the torque tube I used aircraft paint remover. Don't forget to build yourself an electroysis tank. I had a 5 gallon version and one big enough to hold the final drives. You can find plans on this forum.

Hope this helps - Ken
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