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HOW TO SPRUCE UP OLD AUTOFORMERS METAL FRAMES

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i'VE GOT SEVERAL OLD ONE OF DIFFERENT TYPE THAT THE METAL FRAME LOOK BAD.  ANYONE KNOW WHAT  CAN BE USED TO BRING BACK LUSTER TO THE FRAMES FOR APPEARANCE SAKE.

 

YES I KNOW I CAN BUY NEW ONE FROM BOB CRITES WHO LIVES DOWN THE ROAD JUST A PIECE BUT WANTED TO TRY TO REHAB THE LOOKS FOR SOME RAINY DAY PROJECT.

 

I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT MASKING OFF THE INDUCTOR AND SPRAY PAINTING GLOSS BLACK OR ANOTHER COLOR.

 

ANY HELP APPRECIATED.  THANKS.

 

LONGDRIVE03

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Tape up sensitive areas and walnut shell blast it clean.

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Wow never thought of that or heard of it!  Wonder if there is someone that does that for a living in Little Rock area?  I'll have to check.  Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

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@jason str yea who does that kind of work commercially if you don't want to invest in your own set up? Machine shops? Auto body repair?

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47 minutes ago, babadono said:

@jason str yea who does that kind of work commercially if you don't want to invest in your own set up? Machine shops? Auto body repair?

 

Yes and yes.

 

New units can be purchased inexpensively as well.

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Cheap is emery paper, very fine sand paper or steel wool. 

 

If they don't clean up, paint to match or complement the color of the capacitors and inductors.

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Powder coaters frequently blast with walnut shells.

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Crushed Walnut shell is less abrasive than sand.

 

Same procedure.

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On 6/23/2020 at 7:38 PM, jason str said:

Crushed Walnut shell is less abrasive than sand.

 

Same procedure.

great idea --------

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5 minutes ago, longdrive03 said:

Thanks for the suggestions guys good info.

I've used a dremel  tool with great success , then buff , and paint

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Great idea!!  Never thought of that!!   That’s why you get paid the big bucks Randy!!!!  Thanks

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