Older VETUS Manual Windlass

Ecartar

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I have stripped down this windlass and following advice from Vetus will be replacing the internal plastic bearing sleeves. However, being of the older type, the exterior body is plastic coated. This has degraded and has now been removed to reveal the aluminium casting which has oxidised. The metal is sound. Does anyone know an easy way to remove this oxidation prior to light wire brushing and repainting with Hammerite or similar?
 

jfkal

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Had the same problem. The anodized layer was completely gone. I just wire brushed the whole thing and painted with Hammerite. However the stuff does not seem to stick very well and come off easily on machanical impact. Guess some kind of primer would have been better as a first layer.
 

SimonD

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Hammerite, in common with any paint, will not adhere to bare aluminium or galvanising. Use an etching primer (made by Hammerite and others) first.
 
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