Post Number: 8
|Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 09:52 am: ||
It looks like a complete tear down is in order for my P6. I want to get rid of the rust. What is the best way? What about repainting? Is power coating a good option? How about epoxy or polyurethane? Or just plain oil based enamel? Help!
Post Number: 53
|Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 10:40 am: ||
I am a fan of electrolysis for rust removal, and aside from doing many many tools and other things with it, have also used it on some of my spare stuart turner parts (blocks, heads, etc). Some I know prefer the old and mysterious molasses method (which I have not tried yet).
Then there are other, more traditional ways too.
If you are doing a complete tear down the world is your oyster.
Rattle can epoxy paint seems to be well recomended- as these are not exactly high temp engines. I think the colours are limited, but brake caliper paint is very heat resistant. If I ever get around to repainting my P55 that is probably what I will use.
Post Number: 71
|Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 07:33 pm: ||
Floyd, As Hans has stated.. Electrolysis is a good way to go. Just 'Google' the name and there is plenty of info on the net how to do it. Grit Blasting is another way as well.
I have used good quality Enamel on my Stuart P55 and the color is 'BRUNSWICK GREEN'. Use a good Automotive Undercoat from a Rattle Can as a base first.
I have used Brake Caliper paint on other motors with great success as it has a very high temprature rating and is impervious to the additives in modern ULP fuels as well.
On your Compression problem. A strip down of the Cylinder, Hone the barrel and fit new rings and all will be well.