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    Nice one Bruce ... glad to hear you got round to it

    I've still the base to do on mine with a LOT of filling. It was my definite intention to move the machine onto a dedicated pad outside the workshop (Can't spray inside just tooo many tools/ machines to cover) to get it done this summer and COVID lock down was ideal with good weather too but sadly time as just flown by and Autumn is now really here with rain and dampness - Next year now!

    Keep up the good work and thanks for posting.

    All the best and stay safe

    John

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    Here's the last piece that I needed to paint, the horizontal table. It took me much of the weekend to scrape and sand this, whereas the painting took an hour. Probably stupid, because probably no one but me will ever see the bottom of it. There is a matrix of 6 x 8 ribbed sections, each of which has 7 faces. I've done the bottom well enough that the primer and paint will stick well. The top part is not perfect but good enough that it will look nice on the mill.










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    That's a 'like new' FP2 and I know it behaves accordingly as well (which is what matters the most...)

    Great Bruce!

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    There is an absurb amount of work in getting that clean. I resorted to hot lye to get my smaller table cleaned for painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisCA View Post
    I resorted to hot lye to get my smaller table cleaned for painting.
    I could have gotten the bottom sandblasted, but I didn't want to remove all of the original filler and paint, since those are good quality.

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    Problem I had (about 25 years ago) was all the small scratches and dings in the old paint
    A normal filler will remove some but not all So I looked what the bodyshops of that era used A very thick sprayable polyester filler Poly they called it
    You needed a 3.5mm nozzle on your spraygun You could get a thick even coat on everything that covered all those small damages
    There were 2 versions White which sanded real easy and gold which was harder to sand
    Great product I think for machines

    Peter

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    About the same with the epoxy paint I used, it lays on very thick and I put several layers. So it turned very well IMO.

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    If you use paint one could ad some talcum powder as a filler to make it thicker It also sands easier then
    I have done it in the past with 1k paint More talcum as paint in volume It still holds after 25 years of mild use
    The more talcum the easier the sanding is Drying might take some time


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    Nicely painted.... But.... It looks like you forgot to paint the electrical cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrench View Post
    Nicely painted.... But.... It looks like you forgot to paint the electrical cabinet.
    When it was finished I sent Franz Singer a photo. The next day he called me. Loosely translated from Barvarian what he said was, "Nice job -- but you could have matched the colors better. You left off the green stripes."

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    I'm using the machine again, most recently with the Wohlhaupter for slightly enlarging the ID of a cover from my grinder. Having the FP2 cleaner and run quieter really does make it more fun to use.










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    Looking amazing Bruce!

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