Last post by Eyez Open - February 25, 2023, 05:22 PM
Well now I've had a bit of wild luck one might say....Well kinda if you add to the fact I found the power problem only due to the fact I had to fix/remove a leaky pipe fitting...along with the flooring it had ruined. This leak must have gone on for years not noticed.
The main power wire shorted/broke in the Molex wiring feeding the kitchen wall. So now it's just a small matter of patching in a new connection. T he adventure continues.
Last post by Eyez Open - February 25, 2023, 03:30 PM
I pretty much considered all options prior treatments. I have used oxcylaic acid on countless boat trailers,to this date not one has suffered recurring rust. Aside from that, it is quite cheap. The acid literally dissolves rust down to the base metal and one of the reasons for the dawn soap bath...I was literally rinsing the old rust away. I should have taken pictures of the aftermath of the bathing.
I will be using Ospho for the propane tank however, it is over 6' long and hanging, I do not have the time to mess around with that project.
Last post by alexsmith - February 25, 2023, 12:56 PM
Yes, it can work without the battery but if you get a 14v solar panel of 3 or 4 amps then it can work during the day without a battery. but if it is below the 202-watt solar panel or higher than 14 volts your fan will work for some time after that that can get burned cuz of the excessive RPM of the motor. Plus you can use flexible solar panels which will be a good alternative to get maximum productivity.
Looking good! Probably could have saved a lot of time just using Ospho vs the oxalic acid stuff as is chemically converts the rust to iron phosphate and you can paint right over without the post treatment douching with the ivory and water. Just heed the 24 hour dry time. Also the POR-15 line of paints and other products are made just for this kind of restoration stuff. Now all you need is to drop in an 8.1 motor and a 4l80 or allison transmission !
Last post by Eyez Open - February 24, 2023, 03:52 PM
After 5 days of constant wet showers of oxcylaic acid the surface rusting has been rinsed away. Two baths in a ivory soap/ borax mixture followed two water rinse's I'm done.
Another 2 days of high heat and fans the floor has dried out. I used a product called Rustoleum rusty primer to prime the frame along with the floor and a final top coat of Rustoleum oil based paint. The paint has a very nasty fuel oil smell, high ventilation is required