After many useful posts on this excellent forum, I had a go at blasting with soda. I came to the conclusion that in order to the old beemer back to any sort of order would require me to spend endless hours with wire discs, emery cloth etc.
But chapeeeeeezzz, this soda blasting is really the dog's danglies
You may remember I was given an old R80 beemer that had been lying for around 15 years.
Stripped it down, fired her up and away she went.
The front brakes were stripped down the fluid had been in the system that long that the master cylinder seals were knackered as were the rubber brake lines, The calipers were also solid.
Anyways, fuddled about for a while, got some great tips from you guys, thanks very much
Bought a gun of e bay for a fiver, bought two bags of sodium bicarbonate from my local animal feedstuff retailer for £11 each ---- had to laugh, the store was full of old crofters -
" You got any sodium bicarbonate ??"
" Is it for bloat ?? "
" No a bmw !! "
The shop suddenly went silent and I could feel the crofter's eyes stabbing me in the back
Guess they thought I was trying to take the mickey out of their rather attractive salesgirl
I then bumbled out some sort of story about removing rust with powder.
The crofters continued babbling on at each other, glaring at me with sympathetic eyes, they obviously thought I had a slate missing
Back to the plot, managed to borrow a 85 compressor from one of our plant hire companies, put an in line water trap on the air bag and away I went
Piccie time --
A rather grubby rear wheel
Wheel after blasting, hub not done, pretty grotty, eh ?
The " blasting cubicle " looks a mess with the soda lying about, but a quick hose down with water after the job was done and it's all good
Finished rear wheel and hub
Many many thanks to the guys who pointed me in the right direction -- you know who you are really chuffered with the results
Recommend soda blasting to anyone