Discussion in 'The Stable' started by andrewok1, Jul 19, 2018.
What's the media you're using?
BlackBeauty, MEDIUM also called (COAL SLAG ) ,
Coal slag, OK. I thought it could've been crushed black walnut. Funny, though, that coal slag is even around anymore. Railroads in the Eastern U.S. used to ballast their tracks with the stuff, since it was a byproduct of their coal-fired steam locos. Once diesels came on the scene, though, it disappeared, then was controlled by the EPA as a hazardous material. Interesting. Does it etch the metal, as some sand media can do?
It will be a long time before all that slag is used up Andy. There are still mountains of that stuff untouched around here.
Ya know, that does not surprise me.
got more done today/Had to clean up and start over.
I vacuum up my media, screen it and reuse it. Even the walnut.
Here they don't let us have that stuff.
They dont let you use black beauty ?
I like it, it has a good grit to it.
You need special license to use it in CA per CARB.
If I were using it, I would keep it to myself.
I meant A Friend uses it, yeah, that's it..
"Across the border in Nevada, even."
blasting the floors from the top now reveals swiss cheese for flor on drivers side, pictures later
That's what I'm afraid is gonna happen to Babe. I'll end up wire-wheel cleaning the entire rear seat and cubby floor away.
Looks like you are saved the trouble of making lightening holes in the sheet metal.
HAha ribald1 , what about the 8 track player ???
pics of driver floor inside cab
Looks like you are making good progress, lots of hard work already done. Just need a bit of mayo and some roast beef, you already have all the "swiss cheese" you could want. All kidding aside, not too bad for a 46+ year old vehicle, nothing a bit of sheet metal/floor pan work won't fix. If it's gonna have rust, that would be the best place to have it(if there is ever a "best" place), the A & B pillars, rockers and kick panel areas look excellent. Keep posting the progress.
i got more done today. Found a must have tool , called a NEEDLE SCALER , this thing knock the undercoating off fast , its was only 23.00 at NORTHERN TOOL & EQUIPMENT
DOSE BETTER THAN ANY WIRE WHEEL AND HARDLY ANY DUST ,so a quick sandblasting and the underside will be cleaned and prepared for KBS RUST SEAL
That's some deja vu all over again - had to do the mast and the SPS-43 platform on USS INDEPENDENCE (CVA-62)(at the time) with one of the those - chip the paint, sand, prime with red-lead and paint. Those were some long, noisy days hanging in a climbing harness with the dry dock floor a lotta way down there.
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