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  1. TJ the Chainsaw Mechanic

    TJ the Chainsaw Mechanic Old Homelites rule!

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    Time for another repaint folks. This is my 4-20 Homelite. 4 horse 20 pounds. Saw had been sitting for over 20 years and with some fuel system work fired and ran like a champ. Even cut some wood with it after getting the roller nose bar and chain broke loose.

    Plans are....repaint as being done already....new decals.....and tune up. Gas tank needs to be blasted inside as the gunk is pretty bad and even a flat head screw driver would not chip the crap off. Don't want to eat anything away with acids so I'll bead blast it.

    Got a good jump start on painting today. After the saw is painted and back together I'll wire wheel the bar...heat it and oil it.

    Should be a fairly quick project long as things are smooth sailing. Need a few gaskets which I will probably make.
     
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    TJ the Chainsaw Mechanic Old Homelites rule!

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    Nice thing about having parts saws laying around....had a good handle waiting to be used. 006.JPG
     
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    What color is that sparkly green paint? And what brand of rattle can paint is that that you’re using?
     
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    TJ the Chainsaw Mechanic Old Homelites rule!

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    Been using dupli color for my primer, base, and clear. Have not been happy with the clear as it does not hold up to fuel very well. Found a different brand of clear that a buddy is using on his saws so I'll be changing over to that on the next build. The green is shimmering green.
     
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    TJ the Chainsaw Mechanic Old Homelites rule!

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    Been out sick most this week so the updates are late the and progress has slowed a bit. Being sick I still can't resist not having some shop time. haha Got more parts painted up and tonight I got most of the saw back together this evening. 001.JPG 002.JPG 003.JPG 004.JPG 006.JPG
     
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    TJ the Chainsaw Mechanic Old Homelites rule!

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    Need to order a few parts and then clean up the bar and chain.
     
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    TJ the Chainsaw Mechanic Old Homelites rule!

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    Scored a decent starter cup for this off a 775d I just bought to be used as parts for a different build. Love that. haha
     
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    Well she's just about ready. Knocked the dents out of the starter cup best I could. Just waiting on decals now and it'll be looking pretty nice. Any ideas on a good color for the bar? May clear coat it for a more original look. 001.JPG 002.JPG 003.JPG 004.JPG
     
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    Clean up the bar and keep it bare metal usually looks nice. Just treat it with oil from time to time. You could also use cold blue for a nice effect.
     
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    Wire wheeled the bar today, looks pretty good. Might paint it black.
     
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