Sunday, 3 May 2020

Mangle Restoration 2

The frame is made from Cast Iron which is good as Cast Iron does not rust as much as steel so the frame is in good condition for the age.
I started off by using a wire brush but it proved to be slow so a wire brush on an electric drill saved me a lot of time.
You can see in this picture that it comes up quite clean with a bit of brushing and there are areas that show signs of the original green paint.

 That is the complete frame cleaned and you can just make out the original green
 A thick coat of Zinc Phosphate Primer will hold back any rust for many years
I think the next job needs to be making the new wooden rollers and the problems that presents.

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