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Old 11-24-2023, 11:33 AM
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So I just purchased this Hossfeld Model 2 Bender and school/shop package. It’s obviously seen some outside weather conditions. My initial thoughts on cleaning and restoration were a complete sandblasting of everything. Is there any downside to sandblasting? Are there better alternatives in your opinion?
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Old 11-24-2023, 09:39 PM
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Sandblasting might be too coarse. Maybe glassbead or soda blasting? Then a coat of clear to keep from rusting again.

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Old 11-25-2023, 07:18 AM
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I have a couple of those benders and one of mine sits in an open pole barn most of the time in Ga.
I got it out just last week to bend some hand rails and it looked like yours does.
I sprayed it down good with PB Blaster and i put motor oil on the pivot points and it looks just fine.
Hossfeld used really good steel,i have worked mine really hard for the last 40 years and i have seen no wear at all in the pivot points.
I don't think you will find any bad rust.
Spray her down and get to work!

You have a lot of stuff there i doubt you will ever use,but some of it you will use a lot.
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Old 11-25-2023, 07:51 AM
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I would just wire wheel the pieces as much as possible. Spray down with oil if your choice to slow down rusting again. If you wanted to pretty it up, then sandblasting would have better results to make the paint adhere, but there are many holes and areas where paint isn’t a good idea.

I used a hossfield at previous job. I wouldn’t mind finding one myself some day.

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Old 11-25-2023, 09:06 AM
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My fear if blasted to "White " codition it would not slide in those places the metal is supposed to due to the 2-3 mill surface finish .
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Old 11-25-2023, 10:24 AM
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions!
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Old 03-09-2024, 12:03 PM
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Pretty late to the party, but maybe helpful to some...

I am typically skeptical about anything that will make a given job easier__not that I SEEK OUT the hard way__but I've just bought a 5-gallon bucket of Evapo-Rust (local O'Reilly's Auto Parts store even delivered it) and I have to say that I'm impressed with the results!

It's a little cool in my shop right now, and they claim it works better/faster warmed up, but I've left some pretty rusty parts and hardware (restoring a '67 MGB GT) and the stuff comes out looking great! It helps to brush the parts off during the rinse cycle, to remove "carbon dust" but underneath that, it looks like clean steel/cast iron.

That would make pretty short work of the crates of small bender parts! For larger items that you can't economically soak, they suggest saturating paper-towel(s) and laying it on the part(s), keeping it wet (for 3-24 hrs, depending on temperature, I suppose). I'm about to try it on a driveshaft...

I HAVE NO FINANCIAL INTEREST in Evapo-Rust, O'Reilly's (or your Hossfeld bender) I just wanted to point out a product that does what it claims.
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It helps to brush the parts off during the rinse cycle, to remove "carbon dust" but underneath that, it looks like clean steel/cast iron.
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Do you use Water to rinse, I'm thinking it may flash rust if you use water. ?
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