Friday, September 24, 2010

Rust busting

Rust bustingWith the wood gone, attention now turns to the real job - rust busting the deck.

Here you see the first section cleared back using my trusty Hilti TE104.

This needs cleaning off with a wire brush and then priming so the rust cant get back on.

So far, the rust has come off relatively easily and the underlying steel seems in surprisingly good shape.

A long way to go though...

7 comments:

  1. you not thought about using a needle gun to get the rust off off. Great on rust - not so great on your ears though

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  2. Hi there

    I've used a few different needle guns, and also a small air chisel type thingie, but have found the TE104 to be superior for large areas of rust.

    The bigger needle guns are also really heavy to work with.

    Also, with the TE104 I don't have to worry about a compressor.

    Regards

    Tim

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  3. I'm impressed. I've been following the progress via your blog and I have to say that the job is coming along. May I suggest a good pair of knee pads and leather gloves when you start using the wire brush?

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  4. I have to agree with Dennis and add an efficient and suitable air fed mask, after all it will be mainly ferrous oxide! :o((

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  5. Hi Rob

    Yup, I normally wear a mask for this kind of thing.

    Regards

    Tim

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  6. I thought you would but many don`t!
    or ear-plugs and goggles.

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  7. Yup

    Most damage from doing this kind of thing seems to be cumulative, so it's easy to see why people don't wear any gear.

    Regards

    Tim

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