Sunday, 12 August 2012
Getting to the Welding
I had already bought my new axle from Paul Neumeister earlier in the summer, and I was eager to get started. So I went ahead and got the old frame sandblasted. Removing the surface rust revealed a couple of minor perforations, and made it easy to see where reinforcements would be needed. The welder will probably have my frame ready in a couple of days, and then I'll be able to paint it.
I had read other people's renovation postings and seen what kind of paint they chose. Some used Tremclad and others used POR-15. All the locals have advised me to use POR-15 and steer clear of Tremclad. They say it's well worth the high price charged.
In my next posting I should have pictures of the fixed-up frame, before and after painting.