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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2021, 12:03:43 PM »

I'd say it's fairly effective. I let it fizz away for 24hrs and then a blast with the power washer exposed clean metal. It does leave a slightly blackened surface which looks like a quick pass with the wire wheel should leave a surface ready for primer. First pic is as removed from solution prior to washing. The divided rim is probably too far gone to use safely but as an experiment it was a worthwhile exercise. I used sodium carbonate to make the solution.
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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2021, 07:01:33 PM »

I refurbished the steering wheel, filling the cracks with miliput, sanding back to smooth and painting. The jury is out on miliput for me. Not easy to work with - a bit too dry. I wonder if araldite would have been better or the two part wood filler that works well. Still, very happy with the result.
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2021, 07:06:38 PM »

Finished preparing the pistons and inserted them into the block
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2021, 07:18:14 PM »

I refurbished the steering wheel, filling the cracks with miliput, sanding back to smooth and painting. The jury is out on miliput for me. Not easy to work with - a bit too dry. I wonder if araldite would have been better or the two part wood filler that works well. Still, very happy with the result.
How old is it?

Miliput has a shelf life of about two years. If too dry - it's probably old.
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2021, 07:21:15 PM »

I bought it a month ago so new to me. Perhaps slow moving stock for the supplier?
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2021, 07:46:20 PM »

Just checked my packet. I've been using Milliput for some years. I write on the box the expiry date. I've also noted that when the blue stick goes hard, it is no longer at its best.

I buy mine from a model shop - they have a good turnover of stock.

I can easily squeeze mine, so it's pliable but not wet. If it crumbles, then it's too old.
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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2021, 07:59:31 PM »

Today we have been doing Politics.
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2021, 08:51:19 PM »

Got a bit carried away with my plasma cutter...
Just need to remember to take the grab handles off before it all goes!
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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2021, 08:53:00 PM »

Ready for the new chassis...
New wiring harness is ready and then its waiting for Rob Owen to build the bulkhead.
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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2021, 01:09:04 AM »

Plasma cutter - best toy ever!  :-X
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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2021, 03:20:23 AM »

Got a bit carried away with my plasma cutter...
Just need to remember to take the grab handles off before it all goes!

what a carnage!
You only recovered the handles of all that?  ???
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« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2021, 06:54:48 AM »

May be carnage, but it was fun!
I did save a couple of outriggers which had been badly welded on, but perfectly usable for another day. I thought I could save the rear cross member, but even though that's only been fitted recently (and badly), the rust had got to that too!

I didn't even bother to try and remove the steering relay. I reckon it would be easier to remove one of the prop shafts on the Titanic.
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« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2021, 11:29:25 PM »

That's very true     :stars :stars :stars      :-X
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« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2021, 06:41:07 PM »

just got my head back in just over £220 lighter now ,
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« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2021, 11:03:07 AM »

Seat Box restoration, boy did it need it!
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