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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:12 am 
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Mandobob wrote:
Original scheme - good choice!


Seconded- would be nice to see it returned back to its former glory


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:24 am 
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Yes, that's the plan. Doing the lining might be tricky, still there's no rush and I have plenty of other projects on the go. I'll try and put as much origin stuff back on as possible, might even go for a Brooks saddle. Never ventured there before!

Got the worst of the rust off now, it seems to be only badly pitted in a few places like along the sides of the top tube. I guess that's where its been lent up against things and taken the paint off. I'll rub it down carefully and get the rest of the paint off so as to start treating the rust.


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:33 am 
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Getting down to some bare metal. The pitting is worse along the sides of the top tube, but could be worse. Trying some curerust prior to filling with primer.

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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:24 pm 
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It might be worth using a marine primer, simply because it's a much higher build (more solids) than most alternatives. I use this a lot. Three coats and it fills most imperfections.
https://www.hempelyacht.com/en-GB/produ ... coat-13201

Judicious use of a light skim of body filler might be equally effective if the pitting is deeper.


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:02 pm 
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thanks, ok will take a look


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