Restoring Lockdown Bar Receiver?

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Restoring Lockdown Bar Receiver?


By luckymoey

75 days ago



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    #1 75 days ago

    Is there a way to clean or paint a lockdown bar receiver to look close to original? I have replacement labels.

    Couldn’t really find anything existing on here or the web.

    I’m cleaning up a JD and the lockdown bar is badly stained with some minor rust.

    Not sure what kind of coating/plating is used on these but it diesn’t look like it can be sanded like stainless.

    #2 75 days ago

    I should be just steel, unless someone else did work on it.

    I usually soak them in evaporust and/or attack them with steel wool. Then I'll polish it if I really want it looking nice.

    #3 75 days ago

    I just used steel wool on one yesterday, not perfect, but looks decent.

    #4 75 days ago

    I use these myself. Makes quick work of it. Then some elbow grease with some scotchbrite, wet sand and polish.

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/drill-carbon-steel-wire-brush-set-3pc/13734

    #5 75 days ago

    Great, thanks for the advise. I just got done refinishing it. Came out pretty good. Used a red scotch bright pad and fine sanding block.

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    #6 75 days ago

    Looks great!

    #7 74 days ago
    Quoted from luckymoey:

    Great, thanks for the advise. I just got done refinishing it. Came out pretty good. Used a red scotch bright pad and fine sanding block.
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    I'm hoping you cleared it. If you didn't, it will eventually start showing corrosion.

    #8 73 days ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    I'm hoping you cleared it. If you didn't, it will eventually start showing corrosion.

    No, but now I will. Thanks.

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