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Old July 31st, 2014, 08:13 PM
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and it probably took him 3 months <wink>
something like that!
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Old July 31st, 2014, 10:48 PM
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Feeling rather shattered at the moment, but after two and a half solid days of work on my bulkhead it's ready to go to galvanizing tomorrow.....so many spot welds, so many layers.....

Oh and I've decided to leave the screens in.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 02:46 AM
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Feeling rather shattered at the moment, but after two and a half solid days of work on my bulkhead it's ready to go to galvanizing tomorrow.....so many spot welds, so many layers..... Oh and I've decided to leave the screens in.
Don't feel bad - I think I was 2 and a 1/2 months doing work on mine, haha. I didn't have a jig for mine but it didnt move much from how I gave it to them. I am wondering if TIG welding all the seams prevented it from shifting under hear :shrug:

Looks great btw!
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Feeling rather shattered at the moment, but after two and a half solid days of work on my bulkhead it's ready to go to galvanizing tomorrow.....so many spot welds, so many layers.....

Oh and I've decided to leave the screens in.
Looking good Will!

One of ours came back in from pant this week.



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Old August 20th, 2014, 02:00 PM
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Looking good Will!
Thanks Brian!, Going to pick it up from galvanizing tomorrow, hopefully everything went well.

I'll post some shiny pictures.
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Old August 20th, 2014, 10:33 PM
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Looking good Will! One of ours came back in from pant this week.
Galvy is sweet and all but man a good paint job
on a bulkhead can't be beat visually. That looks great!
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Old August 21st, 2014, 02:26 PM
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Looking good Will!

One of ours came back in from pant this week.



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Just curious about the inner fender/wing bracket on the top of the vertical portion of the footwell? Is is meant to be there?
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Just curious about the inner fender/wing bracket on the top of the vertical portion of the footwell? Is is meant to be there?
Sharp eye…

It is meant to be there, though not in the standard location. A modification to we are trying out on this project.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 04:36 PM
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Yea I saw that wing mount too, scared the heck out of me as I thought I had put mine back in the wrong spot. Checked my prior photos and saw I was ok.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 12:07 AM
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Back from the galvanizing. Now for a little clean-up.
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Bulkhead looks great Will!

Lots of effort, the end result certainly reflects the amount of time you put in.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 03:01 PM
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Bulkhead looks great Will!

Lots of effort, the end result certainly reflects the amount of time you put in.

Thanks Brian, those YRM panels certainly made the job much easier!

What are peoples thoughts on cleaning up the excess zinc in visible areas that will be painted? Do I just leave it be and accept it as extra protection or do I do something about it to make it smooth.....

Any techniques out there for dealing with this sort of thing? File, torch?

Here is a pic so you can see what I'm talking about.
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Old August 25th, 2014, 02:29 PM
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Decided to attempt cleaning the zinc out of the screens today. Used an Oxy acetylene torch and compressed air.

Did a decent job getting the zinc out, not perfect by any means but everything is back open. I wanted to try and leave a zinc coating, so just got the zinc starting to wet and blew it out, but it meant leaving some imperfections. I also wanted to prevent burning the zinc off entirely for health reasons as well.

Was kind of paranoid about the potential for metal fever so I had the respirator on as well.
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Zinc sands real easily if you want to make things smoother.
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Any techniques out there for dealing with this sort of thing? File, torch?

Here is a pic so you can see what I'm talking about.
Soft wheel or sometimes called flapper wheel on a grinder I find the best.

Inhaling zinc and/or getting even the tiniest piece under the skin is no joke. I have seen the effects of both on co-workers. Though miserable, inhaling effects goes away in around 24 hours, but under the skin from spark, burn, splinter or other and unable to remove yourself usually ends up in the hospital to remove before it spreads infection (it spreads fast if not removed). Just words of caution for anyone working with galv.. And PS those old timers who tell you drinking milk lessens the effect of inhaling zinc fumes are wrong it's a myth!
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Old September 11th, 2014, 01:38 PM
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So I've been having a bit of a tough time finding phosphoric acid, for etching the galvanizing prior to primer, here in Canada. I have found alumiprep and it seems that it is basically phosphoric acid and I would assume should work.

Any reason I shouldn't get this?
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So I've been having a bit of a tough time finding phosphoric acid, for etching the galvanizing prior to primer, here in Canada. I have found alumiprep and it seems that it is basically phosphoric acid and I would assume should work.

Any reason I shouldn't get this?
No reason not to use it, if indeed it is phosphoric acid.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 05:44 PM
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Just in case anyone is interested. Alumiprep from Henkel has a 10-30% phosphoric acid content. T-wash is 9%

It can also (somewhat obviously) be used to clean and prep aluminum, just treat with alodine after and you're ready for paint.

I'm going to order a gallon and give it go on both surfaces.

I'll report back.
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