Monday, October 04, 2010

Help rust busting

Rust busting continuesHere you see Steve taking a turn on the Hilti, while Lee manages the broom.

Taking turns on the Hilti really helps get the job done.

Between Lee and Steve, a good portion of the main part of the deck has now had the first stage of rust busting completed.

The difference between the cleaned up steel and the rusty steel is very obvious in the picture.

The next stage will be to cleanup the rest of the surface rust with a wire brush, then get some paint on as quickly as possible after that.

The work continues....

7 comments:

  1. Now that is some good friends. :))

    Bill K

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cor. It's a big old job innit. How's the steel looking, any major pits discovered yet? What about around where the studs were?
    Can't wait to see some paint down, it's going to be a transformation. Apart from anything I guess you'll just be glad to see an end to the rust-mud getting walked around the galley!

    cheers,
    Seb

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Bill

    You betcha.

    Cheers

    Tim

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Seb

    So far the steel looks surprisingly good.

    No big pits I'm aware of yet.

    As to walking the rust in - I already built a wooden mat by the back door to help with that.

    One last thing - if you look closely, you can just see the bits of plastic joining the ear plugs we were all wearing.

    Cheers

    Tim

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous5:57 PM

    Any plans for the deck under your spiffy new enclosed workshop area?

    Is the deck going to get a rust-roy treatment?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Anonymous

    The deck under the whaleback will stay as it is for now. It hardly ever gets wet anyway.

    Yes, I'll probably use the least of the rustroy on the deck.

    Regards

    Tim

    ReplyDelete