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Old 06 February 2014, 13:52   #1
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Painting cast iron

I am planning my winter refurb. I have a Honda 50HP on the RIB.

The steering horn that forms the main steering fulcrum is made of cast metal (iron I think).

I've looked at a few of these and it appears to be a common fault for them to rust badly, mine has!

I made a half hearted attempt at a tidy up by wire brushing then treating with Ku-rust. Access is very poor so this has been fairly unsuccessful. I need to do a better fix.

To that end I have obtained a spare part to prep before fitting. This also needs restoring as the rust has already started.

Has anyone any suggestions on how to paint the cast part to get a finish that will last?

I am less worried about the look because the part is very well hidden.

All ideas welcome

Thanks in advance

Ian
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Old 06 February 2014, 13:57   #2
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I am planning my winter refurb. I have a Honda 50HP on the RIB.

The steering horn that forms the main steering fulcrum is made of cast metal (iron I think).

I've looked at a few of these and it appears to be a common fault for them to rust badly, mine has!

I made a half hearted attempt at a tidy up by wire brushing then treating with Ku-rust. Access is very poor so this has been fairly unsuccessful. I need to do a better fix.

To that end I have obtained a spare part to prep before fitting. This also needs restoring as the rust has already started.

Has anyone any suggestions on how to paint the cast part to get a finish that will last?

I am less worried about the look because the part is very well hidden.

All ideas welcome

Thanks in advance

Ian
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Old 06 February 2014, 17:54   #3
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Get it sand blasted and powdercoated much more durable
if you cant get the colour get it close as you can and spray the topcoat as a final coat only
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If you can get it off get it galvanised
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Either cast iron or cast steel i would use Red oxide primer .
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Give it to me and I'll make you one out of stainless, job done
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Thanks guys. Now looking for Rocol at an affordable price! Suppose the best is always expensive. ...

As to stainless Biffer.

Mmmmm. . Thinking

Thanks again everyone
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