Bolt Painting Idea

Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:26 pm

Hi all - I came up with this idea today to easily prime or paint bolts w/o getting paint on the threads. Had this piece of PVC laying around, drilled some holes in it placing the axle seal bolts in there for priming. I think I'll make some from larger diameter pipes for bigger, longer bolts. These bolts are individually sand blasted held in pliers - they bounce around to much in my sanding basket to do a good job.

This piece of plywood is also on a lazy susan bearing, so I don't have to walk around the parts :D

Wanted to share.

Ken

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Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:50 pm

Neat! I'm a little lower tech. I use a cardboard box

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:06 pm

Even lower tech, my cardboard is not even a box, lol! Great idea Ken!

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:35 pm

My box has several layers of different colored paint! LOL !! Dusty B

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:08 pm

I have a couple different paint boards that I have used for years from painting light bulbs to nuts/bolts/washers and birdhouse pins :idea: :D

These are all good ideas to help in painting small parts.

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:13 pm

piece of drilled 2x6 with a lot of different holes in it.

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:22 am

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:piece of drilled 2x6 with a lot of different holes in it.


I like the 2x6 idea John - I can see deep holes on the 6" side for longer bolts and a variety of sizes on the 2" side. I'll be making me one of these on the drill press.

Ken

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:27 am

Ken:

They don't need to sit in, just need to go through ... you can drill em all on the flat.

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:11 am

I harvest all the 'we buy homes for cash" and 'finally an affordable health insurance' wire signs that appear overnight. I punch them with a 3 corner scraper and they hold bolts, valves, lifters with enough grip to hang them vertical. That plastic "cardboard" is nice and sturdy.

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:37 pm

bob in CT wrote:I harvest all the 'we buy homes for cash" and 'finally an affordable health insurance' wire signs that appear overnight. I punch them with a 3 corner scraper and they hold bolts, valves, lifters with enough grip to hang them vertical. That plastic "cardboard" is nice and sturdy.


Bob this is to be commended. That is what I call recycling, or re purposing trash for productive activities.

Ken

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:53 pm

Three corner scraper? I have some corrugated plastic, advertising signs from convenience store. Brought them home to make yard sale signs. Makes me remember, when we picked up cardboard from Owens-Illinois for the schools. At the plant it was called "corrugated cardboard", not just cardboard! They were very particular about that distinction.

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:26 pm

Something like this: Image

I have had it for years and I do not remember where it came from. Perhaps my father's aircraft tool box. High carbon steel, file hard, great for deburring.

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:37 pm

I'm a cardboard box kinda guy, myself. Using it for painting bolts is re-purposing. After I get done re-purposing, I recycle it. :D

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:53 pm

Bob:

That looks like a burnisher .. which is used to put a hook on a scraper, deburr and a host of other uses such as punching holes in things like coraplex sign boards :roll: :wink: :D I have 3 or 4 different styles.

Re: Bolt Painting Idea

Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:42 pm

After I get through with a piece of cardboard, the recycler won't take it, lol!