Re: {Collins} 516F-2 Rusted Transformer



Do not in any way shape or form (pure or in soap) use any more water...  Too
much there already.  If you can pull it, I would start by baking it in a
warm oven on low with the door open for a day.  If not this, put a sun lamp
on it and let it sit 24 hours.

Then, use a mild wire brush and wire brush as much of the rust off that you
can get off.  Use a vacuum while doing this so the rust dust is contained.
Then wipe the tranny laminates with lacquer thinner on a rag but not
dripping..  Just clean up the laminate surface and be careful to not drip
that thinner anywhere else.

Now, go to Ace or Home Depot and buy some RUST REFORMING black Rust-O-leum
paint and spray it out into a container and carefully brush it into and on
the laminate edges.

This process will all get as much of the rust out that you are going to get
out and then stabilize and seal the laminates..  Then pray that the water
and rust is not down in there.

I have done this many times and it does a great job and lasts for many
years.


Bill Carns, N7OTQ
Trustee K0CXX
President, Collins Collectors Association
Editor, Signal Magazine
Wimberley, TX
512 618 2762  (Cell)
512 847 7010  (Home)





-----Original Message-----
From: Collins [mailto:collins-bounces+wcarns=austin.rr.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
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Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 9:52 AM
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Subject: {Collins} 516F-2 Rusted Transformer

Gentlemen,

Got one with a lot of rust on the iron. Best procedure? Naval Jelly? 
Wash rust remover off with water? Then?

Thanks,

Bob W5GU
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