Re: {Collins} 516F-2 Rusted Transformer

Thanks Bill. Will do.


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On Dec 12, 2014, at 11:03 AM, "Bill Carns" <wcarns@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Me, I would clean it up first.
> B
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob W5GU [mailto:boboftulie@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 11:53 AM
> To: Bill Carns
> Cc: <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: {Collins} 516F-2 Rusted Transformer
> Thanks everybody. I guess I should have mentioned, I haven't used this power
> supply. Should I try it first, bringing it up slowly on a variac, or do the
> rust procedure first?
> Sent from my iPod
> On Dec 12, 2014, at 9:11 AM, "Bill Carns" <wcarns@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 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 
>> [] On Behalf 
>> Of Bob W5GU
>> Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 9:52 AM
>> To: collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> 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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