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  • series guy
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    When I did my trucking the fall of 2018 I painted the roof and wheels Limestone in my driveway. I had dropped some parts off with a friend to be painted blue and of course gave him the catalyst and reducer with the paint. I had some Centari hardener and reducer that were well over 15 years old. The gloss on the Limestone paint was way nicer that the finish on the blue parts. Not that I wanted that much gloss but the Centari 893 hardener was obviously far superior the the Omni product.

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  • 50 wulf
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    Nice progress!

    I'm also a fan of the Centari. I sprayed my NADA with it. Still looked good 17yrs later when I sold it.
    I also sprayed the trunk lid of a cady with Centari. Not sure what the shelf life is on that stuff though. I think 5yrs is my max for using paint (automotive paint anyway).

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  • loose gravel
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    Friday at 1030 it was 38

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  • 64osby
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    Was able to put the diff, hubs and axles on over the weekend. No leaks yet because there is no oil!

    Yesterday was interesting, at 9:30 it was 52 and 30mph winds with gusts up to 50. At noon it was 33 and spitting snow. Not fun cleaning old grease off and packing bearings when your fingers are freezing.

    Today was better, 44 and very little wind. Still couldn't get the nut off the pinion, but it is nice to make progress.

    Planning on doing the brakes when the whole system can be completed at once. Less chance of moisture in the lines and cylinders.
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  • series guy
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    Probably much easier to do in situ. Just don’t put oil in the diff until you do.

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  • 64osby
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    Tried to remove the nut that holds the bevel pinion driving flange today. Didn't go well.

    The diff is loosely fit on the housing. It just wants to spin. Used a large phillips to try and hold it in place. I can move the whole housing off the stands and two of us are holding it in place. Tried both an electric impact and a 2' breaker bar. Even bent a #3 Craftsman Phillips.

    Just looking to replace the pinion seal and gasket.

    Should I just wait until the hubs, axles and wheels are on so the diff won't spin?

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  • 64osby
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    Pulled it out after two days. Not completely clean but so much better.

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    Have a great day!

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  • 64osby
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    We are back live!

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  • 64osby
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    I've been picking away at smalls on the project. Lots of other life stuff too. Have the newer rear axle housing prepped to be rebuilt. Pulled the diff off the old axle last night. The internals looked great even after sitting for 8 years.

    Today I'm hoping the electrolysis rust removal works with temps near freezing. Thinking it should be a slower process, but time will tell.


    Having trouble loading a picture, but the diff is sitting in my tub with no water getting in,, hopefully all the exterior gunk and rust will be gone when the new seals arrive.

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

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  • 64osby
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    Have not been doing my 15 minutes a day. Work, life, vacation and maintenance on other vehicles have been a priority.

    Today was a rare, abnormal, beautiful October day. I took advantage of the weather, and my better half being out of state and pushed off lawn and leaf duties to spray the inside of the frame with Eastwood's interior frame spray paint.

    Then gave the frame a coat of black tractor paint brushed on. This is on top of the unknown coating that the frame came with, two coats of rust inhibitor primer and one coat of spray tractor paint.

    Hoping this will stave off the rust belt winter salt baths for a few years.

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  • 64osby
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    That might as well be written in Greek. I have never mixed and sprayed. My idea of a spray paint job is limited to rattle cans.

    Like I said lots of time to figure it out.

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  • series guy
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    I have sprayed a gang of Centari in my time. I always sprayed a medium coat and let it flash until really tacky. Then hit it with a fairly wet second coat and with that high gloss harder it will flow for quite some time the result will be a really smooth paint finish. Very durable too. I painted a swimming pool sliding board with the Pontiac Snowbird light blue Centari and 30 years later it still looked excellent.

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  • 64osby
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    Tested the paint with brush on a couple parts.

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    Color looks good to me, but would add a 7th shade of green unless the whole vehicle is painted.

    These parts were brushed. Will probably need a sand and repaint. More digging in the barn and found ...

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    Looks like everything needed for a repaint. Now just have to decide if it is sprayed, rolled or Coach brush. Have lots to do before that decision is made.

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  • 64osby
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    Originally posted by series guy View Post
    That's a big win.
    I think the same. The only issue is on the label I can read "contains lead".

    We will be extra careful and use our PPE.

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  • series guy
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    That's a big win.

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