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Old 07-02-2004, 05:24 AM   #169
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Exclamation One of those~

Things you do when you turn a corner in your thought process~
Sometime ago, I had purchased a wire wheel for the purpose of cleaning off the rust on the bumper and tongue.. I decided to check it out this afternoon after work..Before I knew it, I'd cleaned up close to 80% of the tongue..lol
WORKS WELL...
I decided that this was as good as time any to place my order for POR-15.
It looks like sometime next week, we'll be painting both the tonuge, parts of the frame, and all of the bumper with POR-15.
The last curtain in the front area was installed yesterday over the sink.(Looks nice, even without the tie-back..)
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Old 07-10-2004, 09:53 AM   #170
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Working away~

All,
This past week has been spend working on rust/paint removal on the rear bumper and the tongue. In preparation to paint these areas with POR-15.
Today, I dropped the rear belly pan for closer inspection of a problem area. The resulting damages to the holding tank area, while not all the blame can be said to be the cause of this action, I feel it played a part in contributing to it's eventual failure.
Basically what happened was a PO didn't winterize the unit, the result was a burst-ed water pipe. Rather than just replacing it. He taped it~!~YIKES~
The following pictures explain it much better than I can..
This project is beginning to take on a life of it's own~!!
As bad as the first picture appears, what you're looking at it, is the holding pan only..The surrounding area is fine..The frame so far looks solid~Just a surface rust to be cleaned and re-painted later~
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Old 07-10-2004, 10:28 AM   #171
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In your last picture, did you sandblast the tongue to get all the paint off?
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Old 07-10-2004, 10:47 AM   #172
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In your last picture, did you sandblast the tongue to get all the paint off?
BobbyW,
I used a wire brush,and where that didn't work, I used some paint stripper~
Later on, I resorted to using a 1/2" drill with a wire wheel.
This helped to speed the job along.
It still needs some more minor work before it's ready to be painted.
I can tell you one thing:
Whoever painted it,(A/S?) used an excellent grade of paint~!
It's been the hardest stuff to remove~
Thanks for looking it over..
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Old 07-10-2004, 12:22 PM   #173
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The worse~

Following is just about the worse aluminum skin I've ever seen...
I was curious to see if there was any way it could be cleaned~
To be honest, I had made up my mind to use this piece as a template~
With that in mind, I got out the coarsest material I had on hand to work on it..
Surprise~
I'm now thinking this piece just might be usable~!
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Old 07-11-2004, 07:49 PM   #174
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Just two drops~

Pass just two drops maam~
After painting the tongue and rear bumper on the 64GT today, I noticed just two drops of POR-15 paint "tagged me"..
A few pictures of the results`
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:33 PM   #175
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Looks good!

You did well if you only got two drops on you...I had a handprint!

Is that the 'Silver' base coat or the 'Stirling' top coat? If it's the base coat, you'll be amazed how much it yellows in only a couple of days!

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Looking good Vern.

But I am having trouble seeing the up and down switch on that tounge jack of yours
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Old 07-12-2004, 05:34 AM   #177
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You did well if you only got two drops on you...I had a handprint!
Is that the 'Silver' base coat or the 'Stirling' top coat? If it's the base coat, you'll be amazed how much it yellows in only a couple of days!
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Ouch~That would be tuff to "sand" off~
This paint is rather amazing.
Yep, that's just the base coat at this point. (When pictures were taken)
I wanted to give it time to dry before doing anything else.
Later:
I was shocked to find it had completely dried, to the touch, within 3 hrs~
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Yellows
Now you tell it's gonna change colors on me~!
Oh, btw, the warning about getting sweat drops in your paint?
I did find one spot where it looks like one of my sweat dripped/came in contact on the paint surface. That spot will need to be scrapped/repainted.
Safari Tim~
You're thinking I painted over it??? lmao...
Naw, this came with a hand crank that still works..
(maybe I should check it ~? After all this painting, it might never move again...you reckon???)
question?
DID YOU SEND IN THAT PICTURE YET~????
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Now you tell it's gonna change colors on me~!
Gotta use the 'Stirling' topcoat over the basecoat...it won't discolor.

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Old 07-12-2004, 09:59 AM   #179
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Thumbs up Gotcha~

Shari~
Thanks for the reminder~
I meant to ask you about that when I saw it mention in your previous post.
When I placed the order, nothing was mention about using Stirling. I'll be sure to order that now~
BTW, did you folks use the Marine Clean/Metal Ready before painting?
I just repainted everything today and,......
Now standing a WX watch as we're supposed to have a chance of rain..
In this case, Tacky, Tacky is good~lmao
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Old 07-12-2004, 03:07 PM   #180
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Just realized looking at this photo that your unit had something I thought was unique to our '61 Safari--stabilizing jacks welded into the rear bumper. Do you have the jacks still (now that I realize this, I see you had just one in the first photos you posted in this thread)?

We love those jacks--when we first got the unit, we thought it was standard! They are so much more stable than the ones that go underneath--and make fine-tuning the level easy (and I think that's why our 40 year old fridge cools like it's new). Oddly, the original screw jacks are also in the trailer--but they don't look like they were ever used--which makes me wonder if this was a factory option.

I don't think it would be hard to replace the left jack, if it is in fact missing. It's just a standard piece of pipe with threading and a base added in.

BTW--nice job. That's ahead of us, along with dropping the belly pan.

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Just realized looking at this photo that your unit had something I thought was unique to our '61 Safari--stabilizing jacks welded into the rear bumper. Do you have the jacks still (now that I realize this, I see you had just one in the first photos you posted in this thread)?
We love those jacks--when we first got the unit, we thought it was standard! They are so much more stable than the ones that go underneath--and make fine-tuning the level easy (and I think that's why our 40 year old fridge cools like it's new). Oddly, the original screw jacks are also in the trailer--but they don't look like they were ever used--which makes me wonder if this was a factory option.
I don't think it would be hard to replace the left jack, if it is in fact missing. It's just a standard piece of pipe with threading and a base added in.
BTW--nice job. That's ahead of us, along with dropping the belly pan.
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Mary~
One of us is in for a surprise~!
I'm not sure which ..lol
Personally, I like your version better~
This is what I was told~btw, I have both of them as shown in the pictures..The first picture shows the left hand side and, the second picture is the one for right hand side~
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These are holders for your clothes line poles~
I've not seen it but once in a picture some where, back when I was doing some reading up on A/S.
You might be more correct as to it's fuction, it's just that someone used them for setting up a cloth line between them.. You reckon??
Did this ~:
Dropped the belly this afternoon, in preparation for replacing the black water tank's holding pan..You can see the mess it's in~
The good news is, all of the steel frames and cross members seem to be solid~!! Slightly rusted but, I'll take care of that`!
While I'm working under there, I plan to redo the gas line and, re-insulated the area under the floor~(The old insulation matting had been worked over by criters from H**L...
Thanks for your comments~
I'll be down in Va Beach in Aug..I keep my other A/S down there..You and your family are more than welcome to come on over~!
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Old 07-12-2004, 06:39 PM   #182
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Ah yes hanging out in the belly pan - you are really into that trailer now - life doesn't get any better than that! . Surface rust is easy to fix. Just got done hanging out in mine about a month ago.

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