You did your research well, kurust is the correct name, you out smarted me on that one haha!!We don't have Hammerite Kurust over here that I know of...? Its made in the UK with the active ingredient being 1-methoxy-2-propanol (PGME) according to the datasheet. Goober and I are trying out Total Solutions rust converter (active ingredients = Tannic acid, 2-Butoxyethanol) which was recommended by @GirlsRideToo. It worked great on her Recon frame. High-temp exhausts were a question though, until now.
Very good theory, I can't really reply without doing some research, your years of experience have stopped me in my tracks! HahaYeah, I imagine Tannic acid could eat away on clean steel over time if that was the only active ingredient in the bottle...? It reacts with Iron oxide (rust) to chemically convert those oxides and acid to Iron Tannate, which is a stable metal. That chemical reaction begins immediately and completes in just a few minutes where there is rust present on steel.
But what if there are no Iron oxides present on the steel being treated? Thats why there is a small amount of butoxyethanol in the bottle... that solvent slowly reacts with any unreacted Tannic acid remaining on the steel after several hours of exposure with air, stabilizing it, and dries to a hard, paintable coating.
Thanks for offering a bottle of Hammerite! I'll have to pass on your offer though... I'd need to find another project bike (and time for another project) to use it. Maybe next year!
Thanks Shadetree oh I forgot to say I swapped my starter out from my running 86 and it worked. Turned clockwise and started the engine just fine.my money says your cables from battery and ground is hooked up backwards just like I said a few pages back..lol. start at your battery, from there, go to starter solenoid, then to starter, all of these should be pos from battery. then neg cable goes to engine ground, normally a bolt at back of starter.
I bet if ya trace all your cables starting from battery to starter, battery to ground, yu'll discover the cables got crossed !..lol.Thanks Shadetree oh I forgot to say I swapped my starter out from my running 86 and it worked. Turned clockwise and started the engine just fine.
I’m Stumped for sure