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Cleaning up and painting a Link Belt 86100

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by earnies2, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. earnies2

    earnies2 Member

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    Here are some pictures of the job 20200625_130903.jpg 20200624_164620.jpg 20200627_174507.jpg 20200627_174626.jpg
     
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  2. mikebramel

    mikebramel Senior Member

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    Nice job
     
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  3. earnies2

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    Thanks she was a rust bucket countless hours of prep. This week i will be painting the counter weights and outriggers
     
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  4. DMiller

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    They build these machines out of special steels, dipped in salt and sh!t to start the corrosion process it seems right as they leave the lot!! Not seen one that was not actively rusting fast enough to hear the paint lift.

    Looking good though!
     
  5. earnies2

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    I believe you this is a 2012 and the prep work was brutal....it had rust in places i didn't know even exists....almost done i need to do some light rust repair in the door on the upper cab paint the weights and out riggers and she is done. Next job is the National boom truck....
     
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