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    Done maybe 7 to 8 searches, and just can not get a straight answer, to a simple and direct question : Will painting Piano Wire, after it's been soldered, Prevent It From Rusting ?? (The reason I won't use it for scratchbuilding, is because it sounds like a Pain, after your 'build ! If simply Painting It, prevents this, I could really use it. Thanks, in advance, guys and gals !

  • #2
    I have painted chassis and they last very well
    Dave
    Peterborough Ont
    CANADA

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    • #3
      If piano wire is cleaned after soldering, it will not rust.........I have plenty of 30+ year old piano wire chassis with no rust.

      If you choose to paint the chassis, that is fine, but again, it must be fully cleaned/primed before painting.

      Cheers
      Chris Walker

      I do not have any handy pics. of really old chassis, but, this one was built close to 15yrs. ago

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      • 6666hotrod
        6666hotrod commented
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        This is Seriously Helpful !

    • #4
      Rustoleum may have a paint you can use, you may need to use a primer first. Be sure to clean your work well first.

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      • #5
        As been noted a few times already, cleaning the chassis with soap and water before painting is key, especially if you used any soldering acid when building the chassis.
        Dickie Pearson
        Canterbury, NH

        HOST - Home Operated Slot Tracks
        MSR - Main Street Racing

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        • #6
          Chrisguyw is right - I think the acid and flux is the enemy so a clean up afterward is the way to go.

          They do sell stainless steel music wire as well, so something else to play with.
          Last edited by Vintage 1/24; February 12, 2022, 07:06 PM.

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          • 6666hotrod
            6666hotrod commented
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            W O W : I may have just Found My Answer ! !

        • #7
          If you're cleaning joints made using an acid flux, it's a good idea to wash them down with a mixture of baking soda & tap water. The baking soda neutralizes the acid. When I build, I keep a mixture handy to use continuously. I don't paint chassis because when you have to resolder a painted joint, it makes a mess. I had much rather just use metal polish on an old toothbrush for a shine.

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          • 6666hotrod
            6666hotrod commented
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            ...oooh : experience=Teacher !! Wow !

        • #8
          When building a modified you want a painted chassis
          Dave
          Peterborough Ont
          CANADA

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          • #9
            I neutralise and clean acid flux with lighter fluid and an old toothbrush.
            Kevan - Isle of Man
            Life is like a box of Slot cars...🚓🚗🚚🚜

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            • #10
              Good suggestions. Thanks
              Scott C.
              Amherst, WI
              Just "a simple kind of man".

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              • #11
                Between this thread and Harry's video, I'll have to try the baking soda for neutralization
                TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!
                Warren, Ohio

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                • #12
                  Just a tid bit of humor for the morning coffee! Have you ever walked in to a hobby store and ask for piano wire? And get a blank stare???? Well I just moved to a town in New Jersey and went to my LHS yes a local hobby shop and asked where the piano wire was and got the dreaded blank stare... Explained to him what I needed and he with the biggest smile ever said OH MUSIC WIRE that's over here!
                  Happy Tuesday!
                  Marty

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                  • #13
                    You don't play the piano with it, nor make music any other way with it. So why is it called by those two names? A brass rod is a brass rod.

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                    • Kevan
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                      And piano wire is piano wire and made of steel not brass.

                    • JCIS4ME
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                      Bill,
                      It has always been piano wire to me! But the newer generation calls it music wire! It is actually steel rod material that is stretched in a piano to get the sound needed for "music".
                      Cheers
                      Marty
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