Re: how do I clean and polish a lathe bed
I have had decent results with the safe stripper from home depot. It cleaned some old south bend parts to the metal with only 2 applications. Left it overnight, wrapped tightly in a garbage bag so it did not dry out. Overkill? Dunno.
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From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> on behalf of Jim_B <jim@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:20:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] how do I clean and polish a lathe bed
I do not recommend any sanding.
These machines were painted with lead based paint. It could be very dangerous. You would need good respirators.
Chemical or (my preference) electrolytic stripping is better.
It’s hard to get old style strippers and some find the new “SAFE” strippers leave a lot to be desired.
For large parts try oven cleaner as a stripper. Wear face mask and gloves. Also very good ventilation.
Smaller sections use electrolytic stripping. Much safer. Google it.
It uses washing soda.
It removes rust oil grease and paint.
Have a can of primer ready. The parts tend to rust instantly after cleaning.
On Aug 2, 2020, at 1:55 PM, Dora Tamilta via groups.io <doratamilta@...> wrote: