& slow it begins - stardust resto (Now "RIVETS")

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& slow it begins - stardust resto (Now "RIVETS")

Postby Cichlid » 10 Apr 2014, 18:41

Tomorrow it begins, many excuses why it's taken this long to start, some valid, some not so.
Buying a sander tomorrow, electric! Bosch? Makita, 6" 5" any ideas on which type?

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Re: & slow it begins - stardust resto (Now "RIVETS")

Postby piquet95971 » 10 Apr 2014, 18:51

Belt Sander, ROS or just plain orbital sander.

which models of each do you have in mind.
Go to a proper tool shop not just Bunneys much better advice and range from which to select.

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Re: & slow it begins - stardust resto (Now "RIVETS")

Postby Cichlid » 10 Apr 2014, 18:56

Orbital is what I need
Yes, mitre 10 is where i'll go. 6 or 5 inch
Any ideas on brand?

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Re: & slow it begins - stardust resto (Now "RIVETS")

Postby piquet95971 » 11 Apr 2014, 06:06

AEG are good.
Bosch. Get the blue ones they are better than the more hobby based green ones.

Where are you based? There are some really good tool shops. If you are in Melbourne have a look at Just tools or United tools both really good tool shops. If in Sydney VEK Tools are good.

Get a rectangular sheet sander for most work. Easier to use and less costly for the sandpaper. Get the round ones and the mouse type only if you really need them.

Festool is the Rolls Royce and when coupled to a vacuum is virtually dust free. I have their RO125. It's a great sander

Their sanders are quite costly at about $600 starting cost.

Metabo is also very good.a bit less expensive than festool. Next choice is Makita or blue Bosch.

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Re: & slow it begins - stardust resto (Now "RIVETS")

Postby bootlegger » 13 Apr 2014, 07:59

Buy a random orbital with the larger pad. Then go to a panel supply store and buy the hookit discs. They are about 50c each. The smaller discs cost heaps more.
Also buy a foam interface pad. I had a makita. It was around $380.
The normal orbital sanders are Inneficient now.

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Re: & slow it begins - stardust resto (Now "RIVETS")

Postby Paul SA » 13 Apr 2014, 17:57

What sort of boat is stardust as there was a big carvel over here in its day and I was wondering if it was your boat.
Paul

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Re: & slow it begins - stardust resto (Now "RIVETS")

Postby bootlegger » 13 Apr 2014, 18:10

Buy a random orbital with the larger pad. Then go to a panel supply store and buy the hookit discs. They are about 50c each. The smaller discs cost heaps more.
Also buy a foam interface pad. I had a makita. It was around $380.
The normal orbital sanders are Inneficient now.

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Re: & slow it begins - stardust resto (Now "RIVETS")

Postby Cichlid » 11 Jun 2014, 18:18

Sorry for the delay; life again...
Started stripping the top deck last night using a heat gun & reverse scraper; appears to be going well; just spent another hour or so tonight - again all seems well;
Paul - Stardust is a winged clinker run about built in the early sixty's by Jack Burns;
I brought the boat from SA a couple of years ago from an ad on this site; unsure if Greg can re-post some photos; I'll try shorty; the boat runs a 326 Chrysler poly;
Engine has an issue on one cylinder, nil compression; still to be investigated;
The boat was originally called "Phoenix" a change in owners & name to Yanda V (or Yandy) & another change to Stardust by the guy I purchased from;
The boat has lived in Vic, NSW & SA
Paul, the original ad is still in the members area

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Re: & slow it begins - stardust resto (Now "RIVETS")

Postby Paul SA » 11 Jun 2014, 19:00

Ok I know the boat now the guy that called it stardust dropped of the rocker covers and the sump to my plating shop and never picked them up.
Paul

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Postby Cichlid » 11 Jun 2014, 19:04

Paul the motor looks to have the original sump & rocker covers; maybe it's another sump, I'd be interested in the sump; the one the boat has now is a little ratty / home made


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