Re: Rust Removal
I just did some of that last night. -Winter motor mounting plate. I used coarse sanding disks on a drill -for hard to get places, I used a wire brush wheel on a drill. Now I know what your thinkin......wire wheels do not work for heavy rust, and I found that out years ago..but that's on an angle grinder that revs at 10,000 rpm. It heats up quickly and instead of removing the rust all it does is polish it.
However, ive got one that fits a drill and my Dewalt cord drill revs at only 2500 rpms and the wires really dig in and remove the rust. It seems that when the wheel is moving slower, it gives a chance for the wires to dig in, and also less heat.
Anyway, today the plate is looking beautifull -gave it one coat of primmer and 2 coats of paint.
P.S. ALways wear SAFETY EYE PROTECTION WHEN USING WIRE WHEELS FULL FACE MASK AND SAFETY GOGGLES.
Last edited by Blakenstein; 11-08-2011 at 03:42 PM.
Reason: sAfety addition