Restoration Progress On My 1955 Greenie

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thainglo wrote:Great info Mike! Saw your other post first with the picture showing a very simple, useful setup. I'll try that out this weekend, assuming I can find some expansion plugs. Did you pick those up at the local hardware store?

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JPG40504 wrote:Auto Part Store more likely!:)
Lowes in the plumbing parts department. They also had some at ACE but they didn't have the size I needed.
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thainglo wrote:Great info Mike! Saw your other post first with the picture showing a very simple, useful setup. I'll try that out this weekend, assuming I can find some expansion plugs. Did you pick those up at the local hardware store?

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You get the expansion plugs at any automotive store. They are used to replace automobile engine freeze plugs.
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dusty wrote:Lowes in the plumbing parts department. They also had some at ACE but they didn't have the size I needed.
OK! Pipe plugs instead of "freeze/core plugs".:D :D
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Completed the electrolysis on my bench tubes. Came out pretty good with no effort. Still have to polish them.
I am not sure if any of you have seen this or not but I thought it was a good way to remove your rust on your way pipes. It may take a while to do it but if your completely restoring your Shop Smith any way whats the hurry and it is mostly effort free as well!

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYgnHDB3VNI

I would also like to say thanks for your postings of your project it has given me a great ideal on how to go about restoring my VII.
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shopsaw_Poppi wrote:I am not sure if any of you have seen this or not but I thought it was a good way to remove your rust on your way pipes. It may take a while to do it but if your completely restoring your Shop Smith any way whats the hurry and it is mostly effort free as well!

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYgnHDB3VNI

I would also like to say thanks for your postings of your project it has given me a great ideal on how to go about restoring my VII.
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Shop_Smith_Poppi wrote:I am not sure if any of you have seen this or not but I thought it was a good way to remove your rust on your way pipes. It may take a while to do it but if your completely restoring your Shop Smith any way whats the hurry and it is mostly effort free as well!

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYgnHDB3VNI

I would also like to say thanks for your postings of your project it has given me a great ideal on how to go about restoring my VII.
I'm trying the potato method on a set of old very rusted ER tubes. I put them on to soak this past Friday, so I've still got a little under 2 weeks before taking them out. I'll need at least that long to work on the rest of the machine, so I don't mind the time.
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heathicus wrote:I'm trying the potato method on a set of old very rusted ER tubes. I put them on to soak this past Friday, so I've still got a little under 2 weeks before taking them out. I'll need at least that long to work on the rest of the machine, so I don't mind the time.

heathicus - Can't wait to see the result! I understand that you had better open the container OUTSIDE due to the "aromatics" of a potato that's been in H2O for a couple weeks.

Were you able to take some good before pictures?

As you give updates on this project, create a new thread so that people searching for rust removal will be able to easily locate. Use a subject such as Rust Removal Using Potato Method.
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Does any one here know if it is possible to upload videos to this site?
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mickyd wrote:heathicus - Can't wait to see the result! I understand that you had better open the container OUTSIDE due to the "aromatics" of a potato that's been in H2O for a couple weeks.

Were you able to take some good before pictures?
Building the containers was pretty straight forward, so I didn't take any photos of the process. But I did take "before" photos of the way tubes. Also, I've videoed the process so far. I will continue videoing when I remove the tubes and if I can edit it into something that's watchable, I'll post it on youtube. I just fear it would be redundant following Nick's video. But I will at least photos the photos here.
mickyd wrote:As you give updates on this project, create a new thread so that people searching for rust removal will be able to easily locate. Use a subject such as Rust Removal Using Potato Method.
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