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  • Buccaneer

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    #225444

    I have a couple ideas I think may work
    but what you have demonstrated in
    building this tank, with what you have to
    work with, is your way smarter than me.
    I have no doubt you’ll think of something.

    Tubs, I’m thinking you’ve forgotten more than I’ll ever know,
    and you’re still smarter. You get an A+ in polishing aluminum!

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    The Boat House


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    #225446

    The only thing necessary to polish aluminum is muscles.
    The ones in my arms and the one in my head.

    You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.


    Buccaneer

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    #225454

    The only thing necessary to polish aluminum is muscles.
    The ones in my arms and the one in my head.

    True, but sometimes I have troubles getting the two muscles
    working in agreement!

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    joecb

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    #225474

    Just guessing here, but when I watched the guys “sweat” solder pipes, the wipe off the excess solder with a wet rag while still somewhat liquid…

    So guessing warm it up until you can “wipe” off the excess

    I had a can of water and rag ready with the idea wiping the excess solder off,
    and maybe it would have worked if I had three arms or another person.
    Then again, don’t know if it would be good to keep quenching the hot, thin, tin.
    Not sure if it would cause buckles.

    Buc, for wiping the solder joints you need a DRY cloth that is 100% cotton, old blue jean material is good. no synthetic material or content in the cloth. I would try this, using your propane torch, move along the seam and quickly follow with the dry cloth. Do a little at time , leaving the seam to harden behind as you move along, so that the whole seam doesn’t come apart.

    Joe B

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    Buccaneer

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    #225482

    Joe, I thought about doing as you suggested last night, but chicken out for the reason
    you mention……. didn’t want to go one step forward, and two back!

    Therefore, I got out the 5″ sanding disc and drill and some Roloc? pads for the
    tighter spaces. The 80 grit disc made pretty fast work, plus cleaned and prepped the metal
    for painting.

    Next I’m going to fill it up with water and check for leaks, and more than likely, will find some.

    I couldn’t remember how finely finished the original soldering was done, so I found a couple
    of photos before I took it apart. Presume my uncle put that brown laquer primer on it years ago,
    just to preserve the tank a little.

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    Buccaneer

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    #225525

    I filled the tank up with water today, and was amazed that I could not
    find one leak, so I mixed up some phosphoric acid and treated
    the inside and outside to prevent any flash rusting, and hopefully
    make the paint bond.

    Not sure what color to paint the tank, but seem to remember they
    we a couple of different colors. Will have to see what I may have
    around, and go for it.

    The solder is leveled out pretty good now. I have a few “low” spots
    I may try to fill in before the paint job.

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    RICHARD A. WHITE

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    #225533

    Most excellent job…

    http://www.richardsoutboardtools.com
    classicomctools@gmail.com


    Mumbles

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    #225534

    Nice work Buck! Should try and find out what kind of primer is used on cars with lead filled seams.


    Buccaneer

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    #225539

    Nice work Buck! Should try and find out what kind of primer is used on cars with lead filled seams.

    Back when they were leading body panels, wasn’t most of the paint lacquer based?
    Not sure if they treated the seams with anything before painting.

    I’m hoping my cleaning with lacquer thinner then phosphoric acid treatment will surfice.
    Remembered a while ago that I might has some Ford Dark Gray tractor paint that might
    look okay. It’s in a quart can……. not sure I can spray it with a gun or have
    to brush it on.

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    bobw

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    #225540

    Buc – congrats on an outstanding piece of work.

    Bob

    1954 Johnson CD-11
    1956 Johnson RD-18
    1958 Johnson QD-19
    1959 Johnson QD-20
    1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18

    "Every 20 minute job is only a broken bolt away from a 3-day project."


    The Boat House


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    #225541

    .

    You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.


    lloyd

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    #225542

    Congratulations. Beautiful piece of work !


    labrador-guy

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    #225544

    Great job Buc! If you use Ford tractor paint, put it on with a roller. Looks as good as sprayed paint. It hold up good too.

    dale


    Buccaneer

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    #225552

    Thanks for the thumbs ups and tips along the way.
    Special thanks to Joe B. who gave me “hope” and technical
    advice along the way!

    I’d be in no hurry to make another one, but it was kind of fun
    anyway. It would be even more fun with the proper tools
    for sheet metal work!

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    kirkp

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    #225576

    Fantastic work Buc.

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