Removing Pitting and Rust From an Enclosure

Rob Jarratt robert.jarratt at
Thu Jul 20 13:49:52 CDT 2017

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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Paul
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> Sent: 20 July 2017 15:18
> To: Brent Hilpert <bhilpert at>; General Discussion: On-Topic and
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> Subject: Re: Removing Pitting and Rust From an Enclosure
> > On Jul 20, 2017, at 3:02 AM, Brent Hilpert via cctalk
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> wrote:
> >
> >> ...
> >
> > The yellowish plating is probably chromate conversion:
> >
> That sounds familiar from vague DEC memories.
> As for those galvanized iron pieces attached to the cover, I have never
> anything like that.  They are very unlikely to be original.  For one
thing, the
> mismatch in finish says so; for another, the fact they serve no clear
> and look like they were attached with no skill.

I'll get rid of those horrible "feet", they actually prevent the machine
being moved around on a smooth surface, I will have to add rubber feet where
they are missing though.



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