Last part we left with some of the pieces soaking with Krud Kutter (degreaser, cleaner)
Out of the bath, they were covered in a soft goo, took a metal scraper (AKA screwdriver) to removed most of it, then finished with the steel wire brush.
The two parts that were soaking, after scraping and brushing
After cleaning the bucket with soapy water (used Dawn liquid soap, good enough for wildlife after a fuel spill, good enough for my use...)
It was then time for a soak in Evaporust.
Took almost all of my 4 Ltr container, to cover the parts
The side slides (2) were gently scrubbed with the, by now, "dry" blue scrubby.
Not sure I want to paint these. They have some sort of blued finish on them??
I may just clean and wax them. Will see.
After supper managed to sneaked in another hour or so, got my two pieces out of the Evaporust, brushed, rinsed then heated with my heat gun. After a short while, went over the pieces with the dry blue scrubby to eliminate traces of flash rust if present.
The parts after all that, awaiting to be thouroughly dry before primer...Tomorrow??
Evidences of file works on the pinion's rack.
Cast Steel not cast iron
The main frame, cast iron, has some flashing
left around some edges, could uses some file work
The tool used, my heat gun and the Blue scrubby
The scene tonite, when I quitted...
And even managed one small step toward my Post Beam drill, got the cement 6X6 footing block, roughly in position in the corner I previously cleared...
The beam, is staying put for now, kind of make a handy bench for my metal bits.
That cement footing is amazingly heavy..!!!
Bob, who still managed to get dirty while wearing gloves, go figures.
Said he, while scratching his fore head... :-)