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Old 11 June 2012, 15:06   #1
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Burrs on A Frames.

I renewed all the wiring on my nav lights today feeding it through the A-Frame and under the hull thinking that it would be a straight forward job anyway's I was surprised to find the amount of razor sharp edges and burrs on the A-Frame even on the pre drilled holes where the wiring goes through it just shreds the wire if your not careful, not to mention you hands, blood everywhere. Also the plates on the side of the frame where the flare boxes go are razor sharp (hazard for kids)

With it being s/s if you file the edges then it will just rust so what's the answer ?

You pay hundreds of ús for these A-Frames and they sell them like this It's a wonder no one has lost a finger.
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Old 11 June 2012, 15:13   #2
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I renewed all the wiring on my nav lights today feeding it through the A-Frame and under the hull thinking that it would be a straight forward job anyway's I was surprised to find the amount of razor sharp edges and burrs on the A-Frame even on the pre drilled holes where the wiring goes through it just shreds the wire if your not careful, not to mention you hands, blood everywhere. Also the plates on the side of the frame where the flare boxes go are razor sharp (hazard for kids)

With it being s/s if you file the edges then it will just rust so what's the answer ?

You pay hundreds of ús for these A-Frames and they sell them like this It's a wonder no one has lost a finger.
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I renewed all the wiring on my nav lights today feeding it through the A-Frame and under the hull thinking that it would be a straight forward job anyway's I was surprised to find the amount of razor sharp edges and burrs on the A-Frame even on the pre drilled holes where the wiring goes through it just shreds the wire if your not careful, not to mention you hands, blood everywhere. Also the plates on the side of the frame where the flare boxes go are razor sharp (hazard for kids)

With it being s/s if you file the edges then it will just rust so what's the answer ?

You pay hundreds of ús for these A-Frames and they sell them like this It's a wonder no one has lost a finger.
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I renewed all the wiring on my nav lights today feeding it through the A-Frame and under the hull thinking that it would be a straight forward job anyway's I was surprised to find the amount of razor sharp edges and burrs on the A-Frame even on the pre drilled holes where the wiring goes through it just shreds the wire if your not careful, not to mention you hands, blood everywhere. Also the plates on the side of the frame where the flare boxes go are razor sharp (hazard for kids)

With it being s/s if you file the edges then it will just rust so what's the answer ?

You pay hundreds of ús for these A-Frames and they sell them like this It's a wonder no one has lost a finger.
Got a Dremel? Emery cloth won't cause rusting, just don't use a file.
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All the A frame wiring holes should have rubber grommets too.
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Got a Dremel? Emery cloth won't cause rusting, just don't use a file.
Emery cloth seems to be the cheapest option
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Emery cloth seems to be the cheapest option
Cos you can get it from work?? Lol
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With it being s/s if you file the edges then it will just rust so what's the answer ?
It won't rust if you file it - if its stainless steel which I'm sure it is.
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It won't rust if you file it - if its stainless steel which I'm sure it is.
It will if you file it with a carbon steel file
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It won't rust if you file it - if its stainless steel which I'm sure it is.
If the file has been used on mild steel beforehand, then you're in danger of impregnating mild steel filings into the stainless, when working away with the file.
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