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Re: Re: The Black Knight, Loading on Service Bench
Laid out the tiles on top of the hardwood with grout spacers. Traced the tiles with a sharpie. Used a combination of a circular saw, oscillating saw, and a hammer/chisel to cut the shapes into the wood. Lots of work for such a small area of tile. Ha.
3-4 days w 3-1/2 gallons of apple cider vinegar, rinsed w water, rinsed w alcohol-dried w heat gun, then a light coat of Marvel Mystery oil.
Minor flash rust but clean down to the bottom.
The zinc coating on spokes on the rear wheel are black-ish-gray.
So working to polish them to match the super nice front rim.
Kanticoy recommended steel wool w kerosene, no kerosene on hand so tired steel wool w penetrant.
It worked but it was a bunch a work.
Tried Hurcos chrome cleaning secret. Cooktop cleaner w paper towel.
It worked as well and was the same amount of labor.
Gonna stick w cooktop cleaner w paper towels, as it may be easier on the zinc coating.
So far I got 3 done and 33 more to go...I will work on them when I dont feel like doing anything else. :
LOL. Just an FYI, that cooktop cleaner is basically calcined kaolin and feldspar (that's where "cerama" comes from) in a cleaner base, so you could come up with a formula to make yourself pretty cheaply.