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 Posted: Mon Mar 16th, 2020 01:12 am
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Sean Stewart
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Completely disassembled, rewired, new capacitor, took it down to bare metal. Since this model is common I elected to go for a custom "rat-rod" look for my first one. It will be a user rather than a shelf queen. The red paint actually was fine and was 3 days since painted. I went to spray some clear on the bare metal and went ahead and sprayed the whole thing. As soon as I sprayed the clear on the base it orange-peeled. The capacitor had leaked out on the inside. I'm wondering if the metal has absorbed the oily residue that was all over the inside of the base. Luckily the motor housing is fine so I can remove the base and redo it. I knocked the rust off the blades and sprayed clear since there was so much pitting. This is what gave me the idea for the "rat-rod" patina look. 

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 Posted: Mon Mar 16th, 2020 01:15 am
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Sean Stewart
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here's the blades

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 Posted: Tue Mar 17th, 2020 04:06 pm
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Joel Schmid
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Hey Sean thats kinda cool !
Like the "rat-rod" look.
Soak the base in a pan of Acitone. That will leach all the old cap oil out of the porous iron. Then use automotive primer on the base before you paint the red again.
The red with chrome trim looks good !

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 Posted: Sat Mar 21st, 2020 07:44 pm
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Let your paint cure longer, at least a week.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 22nd, 2020 06:50 pm
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solid advise , thanks guys

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