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by vsb
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:30 am
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Topic: Removing old engine coating from IP2 housings
Replies: 6
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Re: Removing old engine coating from IP2 housings

So returning to the original problem: it looks like either more aggressive blast media to remove it or put up with a multicoloured engine if I wish to avoid paint or powder coating the housing?
by vsb
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:37 pm
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Topic: Removing old engine coating from IP2 housings
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Removing old engine coating from IP2 housings

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Not easy to photograph but note contrast between the machines face and the coppery fin. There is an unplated/ coated area in shot as well. Aviation thinners don’t touch it.
by vsb
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:45 pm
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Topic: Removing old engine coating from IP2 housings
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Removing old engine coating from IP2 housings

Pretty sure it isn’t paint/ powder coating and it has survived a prolonged dip in whatever our local alloy wheel refinished use + vapour blasting here in rural N Essex. I wondered whether it was a left over from any base layer for the Nikasil plating process. Perhaps a more aggressive blasting proce...
by vsb
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:15 pm
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Topic: Removing old engine coating from IP2 housings
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Removing old engine coating from IP2 housings

My first post so be gentle. I have an ex RAF Interpol which I’d like to civilianise without trying to make a classic replica as such. I have the engine in bits and with Graham’s help am sorted mechanically. The old coating on the engine was pretty rough so it has been chemically stripped and washed ...