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Restoring My Splitter ( Pic Heavy )

Post in 'The Gear' started by Pallet Pete, May 19, 2013.

  1. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Today I finally found time to start disassembly and restoration of my splitter. I took it apart at 8 am washed it at 9:30ish am. It was totally caked with grease so thick I ended up torching some of it off but it was worth it. It came clean after a few hours of repeated soaking with degreaser and a ton of Dawn dish soap with a power washer ;lol. So far I have 2 coats of Rustoleum Professional Rusty Metal Primer over it with Magic Catalyst added to that. Next I will be using Rustoleum Professional Enamel not sure what color yet it too will be catalyzed. The splitter dried almost completely within 4 hours. That catalyst is sweet stuff ! Sorry I don't have a better pics yet for ya that will come next weekend !

    ( Edit ) I painted with the $12 purple Harbor Freight HVLP gun. It lays a nice smooth finish to my surprise !

    Pete

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  2. PapaDave

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    Looks great, Pete.
    Potentially perfect product of professional painting procedure.;)
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  3. Pallet Pete

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    What do you think for color Dave ? I was thinking hot pink but the wife says its not manly enough pfft women !
    [​IMG]
    Pete
  4. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Poignant platitudes permeate ...oh hell, never mind.
    I think what she's trying to tell you, is that she doesn't want to help. Hence, the manly comment.
    If it were pink, she might feel obligated to help.
    How about a nice chartreuse (yes, I had to use spell-check on that one>>)? Actually, I'm partial to Ford blue.:cool:
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  5. Pallet Pete

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    I like where your going here Dave maybe black frame and beam with a blue cylinder and tank ? Heck I could even add spinners ! Lol How's that sound ? They only have about 50000000 colors to choose from in there lineup so it should be easy right....

    Pete
  6. PapaDave

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    Maybe racing stripes. This is an example of Ford Blue, and just happens to be on a kinda nice, uh, car.
    [​IMG]
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  7. Pallet Pete

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    Ha that would be sweet I could make the beam a racing stripe lol ! I like the blue seriously I do ! Pallet Pete perceives a properly painted blue pine popper in the predictable future.

    Pete
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    Orange and gray.
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  10. Pallet Pete

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    Maybe blue and grey What ya guys think ?

    Pete
  11. PapaDave

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    This is getting duller every minute.
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    How about a basic battleship gray. Primer brown.:rolleyes:
    Orange and white?:cool:
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    Like the vertical picture ;)
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  13. Pallet Pete

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    I would agree but alas I don't have the money to remedy that right now. I will be adding a lift tray in the near future though.


    Pete
  14. Pallet Pete

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    Neon blue green orange with ground effects and spinner caps ! Lol

    Pete
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    I'm waiting to see it with bark & wood chunks laying around
    the new "high speed" pump in action :)
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  16. lazeedan

    lazeedan Feeling the Heat

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    I have been thinking about doing mine. I just have to many other things that seem to take a priority. I am interested to see yours finished. Maybe that will motivate me. Keep up the good work.

    Dan
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  17. MasterMech

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    Maybe a hammered finish? Hides imperfections in the surface/paint extremely well plus the paint is usually tough as nails.

    They make a few colors that look great, hammered black is one of my favorite "project" paints.
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  18. Pallet Pete

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    Are you referring to hammerite ? Rustoleum hammerd isn't so good anymore at least on my truck box. I looked all over for hammerite but it is hard to find.


    Pete
  19. Pallet Pete

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    The old girl is gonna fly Dave ! 5hp motor 4" cylinder 11gpm 2 stage pump and a cup holder...
    Pete
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    Glad to see progress. Candy apple red and chrome wheels.
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    It definitely should be painted red. That way the blood does not show. :oops:
  22. Pallet Pete

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    Are you implying I Pallet Pete would get injured ! That must be why my wallet has band aids...

    Pete
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  23. MasterMech

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    I've only ever used the Rustoleum versions.
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    This color with a Tasmanian Devil stickers on it.
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    And maybe some new wheels

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  25. nate379

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    A 16gpm pump and 10hp would be better... ;)

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