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4-5” wire knotted brush on a grinder.  Safety glasses and a mask. They clean up fast. Cast doesn’t rust much.  One coat of rattle can rustoleum red oxide primer and one coat of red, easy peasy.   Local metal shop does custom sandblasting and I’m sure they would do weights pretty  cheap, other than I would not want to ask them to handle them. Wire brush works good

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Hang them around the top of a metal barrel with the top cut out of it like guys on here have shown  me to do.  If you set up a whole bunch of them like that, I would buy the absolute cheapest harbor freight spraygun and a quart of red paint and it would still be a lot cheaper than buying rattle  cans which are about $22 apiece now, or more.

I have some decent quality spray guns, picked up a $9 HF gun to shoot primer inside of some wheels. I was planning to just throw it away rather than use $5 worth of reducer to clean it. But it worked nice. 

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This will be in my garage at home so it will be cardboard or plywood on the floor lol and no heat lol

 

 

3 hours ago, Drysleeves said:

Yep sort of like cleaning the fins on an electric motor. Do what you can and give them a primer coat or two. Worst case is you have to do it over again someday, but they're cast weights so no big deal.

 

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Rust oleum “regal red” is also about seven dollars a spray can at Walmart, depending on how fussy you are, it matches pretty darn good. For comparison, 395A1275-5F92-4399-B3BA-F21F9B22FB24.thumb.jpeg.88cd435814c7b490f6830f8584d0ddc4.jpegEDF00F4E-7304-493E-8377-C09C8DF810FD.thumb.jpeg.8799c0e6cb61f0c5ebbdd2aac68f0213.jpeg I had painted the wheels and my case cab step with rust oleum just to get some color on them until they could be done properly, other shades of (old and weathered) red are original 

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1 hour ago, stronger800 said:

I have done it like that as well, untill I seen the picture on here where somebody had 12 of them hanging around the top edge of a 55 gallon drum and I said wow, that’s cool. 

I think that was Bitty that did that. I thought that was a pretty cool idea Too!

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I have cleaned with a knotted cup brush, spray off with brake cleaner, rattle can self etching primer, 2150 from a rattle can. Wear safety glasses for the cup brush for sure (please) 

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I had a customer paint a 560 chassis with an 1 1/2 wide brush and it was  great , nobody was the wiser, tin work got sprayed. The tractor ended up on the back cover of the RED POWER magazine. At the price of a rattle can verses a quart of 2150 I would brush them . Especially since they are going to be knocked a lot.

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