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Post  Tassie Tiger on Tue 05 Feb 2013, 8:00 pm

Hi there everyone
What size blackening kit did you guys use? I have a choice of 1, 2 or 4 Litre. Also apart from the firebox doors and the steering chains is there anything else that would benefit from being blackened?
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Re: Blackening kit

Post  lynnr on Tue 05 Feb 2013, 11:19 pm

I got the 1 ltr kit from frost. Done everything I have wanted. Inc springs in the water bowser.

Some people use gutter and blackened the steaming shaft and chain shaft.


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Post  IanL on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 1:46 am

I got the 1 litre kit from Frost as Lynn has mentioned i blacked the steering and chain shaft, steering chains and fittings, fire doors and fittings including the handle. I am also planning on blacking the drain cock rod.

For the long piecesI used a length of mini guttering cut to steering shaft length the 1 litre kit is just enough for doing this. Am also thinking of doing the injector tap rod and possibly the winch fair lead rollers, as it will probably never be used the finish should be durable enough.

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Post  Robfishman on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 2:36 pm

Like Lynn and Ian I also got the 1 ltr kit, although not used it yet. The first to be done is the fire doors and mechanism which I hope to get cleaned up and done at the weekend. Can be reused so should be more than enough....he says confidently.

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Post  Tassie Tiger on Wed 06 Feb 2013, 5:25 pm

Thanks for your help guys

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Post  IanL on Thu 07 Feb 2013, 6:20 am

As with most chemical processes it works better when warm so not done anything in the garage in sub zero temps. yes reuse I did the fire doors first then several weeks Later the steering components Storing the fluids in their original containers.
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Post  Tassie Tiger on Thu 07 Feb 2013, 3:00 pm

Hi Ian
I should be ok with the temp as we are averaging about 25C at the moment.
Thanks for your reply. Cool
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