11 July 2011

Blasted Telephones

It's one thing to manually remove, with the aid of paint-stripper, three layers of paint from the interior of an aluminium-skinned trailer (see YMGW passim re. Silver Streak Clipper). Alclad is soft and easily damaged, so the only way is the patient way.

It's a different proposition to strip in the same fashion 75 years' worth of thick paint from a pair of K6 telephone kiosks. Media blasting, in this case with glass beads, is the solution. What would otherwise be weeks of work is done in a day. The revealed cast iron is of exceptional quality.

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