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Old 09-16-2015, 07:24 AM   #21
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I went to the local Cummins dealer today and picked up $700 worth of parts for my engine. Then I drove up to Sen Dure in Lauderdale and left my heat exchanger and oil cooler. They're going to make me new ones.

Did I mention my mechanic found water in the gear? We figure the oil cooler was leaking. The gear was working fine so with a new oil cooler and oil it should be fine.

How many cans of spray paint does it take to paint a six cylinder cummins?
If it's out, have it properly masked, sand blasted to bare metal, remasked and automotive style spray painted, several coates. Quality paint work lasts a lot longer and makes removing bolts that the heads haven't rusted away, much easier to remove.

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Old 09-16-2015, 08:00 AM   #22
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"How many cans of spray paint does it take to paint a six cylinder cummins? "


Normally 1 can for every 8 hours preparation
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:31 AM   #23
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What r u thinking!!!!
The forum will accept no less than:

* Before pics (required now)
* Proper surface preparation
* Thoroughly cleaned
* Remove/tape over/ or wrap in aluminum foil (as was earlier mentioned) and blow off everything in prep for paint.
* Prime with your preferred liquid. I prefer Yellow Zinc Chromate I get from a local paint production facility we have a service contract with. As Phil/Fill always says- this is the most important part.
* OEM paint- the real stuff. Two quarts should be plenty with a great primer already applied. Once you check, industrial paint probably costs a lot less than having it mixed at Carquest. And it probably won't be a three part paint. Pour and spray. What could be simpler? And it was good enough when new, and it will be good enough for now .
* After pictures. Crucial to prove that the scope of the work was performed to the exacting standards of TF (screw ABYC)!

Now, some folks man not have access to a $1500 compressor/ $400 spray gun and a $500 air dryer in line to eliminate all air contaminates. So for these I propose:

* The little 3 gallon oil lube compressor. Just like the big boys use only in small $100 form.
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Lose the cheezie spiral hose and pick up a 25' rubber hose ($25) and add quality matching quick connects on the end. Type S I think. It has a built in regulator. HVLP needs to be set about 20-25 psi.
* Order a $50 HVLP touch up gun from Carquest. My old cheap finish hut but the crapper a few months ago. New one in at lunch today. I'll post a pic.
* A gun filter the screws on the gun. I'll buy one and post a pic as well. $7

There. You're in the painting business! $187


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Old 09-16-2015, 08:54 AM   #24
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Mr. HC. Yup, what Mr. F said OR...



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RT - that elephant never ceases to amaze me.


And now, back to your regularly scheduled thread content.
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In reality, it's not that impressive...

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Old 09-16-2015, 06:50 PM   #28
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Can't I just get drunk and spray a bunch of paint at the engine? That's how I usually paint.


I would like to sand blast it. One of those little spray gun blasters would work but even they need a lot of air to work continuously. I've got about a two hp compressor in the store that we use to inflate fenders. If I ran the hose out the back door, I bet I could reach the engine with fifty feet of hose. Might work.


Boy there are a lot of holes for sand to get into on an engine.
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Forky, what do you use to dry the air? That's always my down fall when trying to spray paint. I bet moisture will screw up sand blasting as well.
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http://www.capsnplugs.com/masking-plugs/c/856

There is a solution for that Parks
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Dimmer, you're a wise ass, but just about right. 8:1 hours to cans of paint if you do it right.
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Craig, I hadn't seen those before. Nice.
I wonder if they make this one big enough to use as an emergency seacock plug?
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Mr. HC. Either this: Inline Desiccant Dryer/Filter or this: 3/8 in. Compact Air Filter might dry you up.
Aside to Mr d2 (at least you're a wise-ass and not a dumb ass)
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That is only one source for plugs. I've personally used plugs 4" in diameter while masking parts for blasting many many years ago.
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Thanks Rufus! There is a new Harbor Freight near my store and I've got a coupon.
Does anybody buy anything at HF without a coupon?


I think I'll pick up one of these as well.
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Busy day here... I picked up my "touch up" gun today. Not bad for $50. Bet HF has one too. Pics in am bi did grab two pics at the shop of my favorite approach to final cleaning on an engine after pressure wash. If can borrow a little more air- I would try to borrow a needle scaler. Mines an IR, but you might could rent one?? And an angle grinder with a 1" or 3/4,diameter cup brush rated for 20,000 RPM. HF might have an angled die grinder.
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Parks- I forgot to mention if you get a diet grinder- what you need to use is a "knotted" cup brush .


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