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HPC 1200 - Refurb, What Paint Do you suggest

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:51 pm
by MrPharmer2012
Hi I am wanting to refurbish my HPC 1200, some parts have a bit of rust on the bolts etc What methods do you suggest to remove and repaint the machine. If I completely dissassemble and soak in oxalic acid for a bit would that be awful or should i just use a baking soda paste and scrub individual parts. Also what paint and primer do you guys recommend for the key machine?

Re: HPC 1200 - Refurb, What Paint Do you suggest

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:33 am
by Riyame
Long time no see man, glad to see you are still kicking around. Not sure on paint, any regular paint stripper would likely work. For rust I really like Evaporust. It works extremely well and has no or a mild scent to it. Once parts are derusted all you have to do is rinse them with water and either apply oil or paint.

Re: HPC 1200 - Refurb, What Paint Do you suggest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:26 pm
by MrPharmer2012
Thanks man Yeah I am still tinkering but my regular job and kids keeps me too busy to fiddle with locks too often any more. I still pick up the odd lock here and there and pick or work on them from eBay etc , my work uses me now for rekeys lockouts etc instead of outside locksmith so that is about all the lock items I do lately Thanks for the recommendation I’m gonna check out that product

Re: HPC 1200 - Refurb, What Paint Do you suggest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:14 pm
by jeffmoss26
needs a racing stripe!

Re: HPC 1200 - Refurb, What Paint Do you suggest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:23 pm
by Riyame
MrPharmer2012 wrote:Thanks man Yeah I am still tinkering but my regular on and kids keeps me too busy to fiddle with locks too often any more. I still pick up the odd lock here and there and pick or work on them from eBay etc , my work uses me now for relays lockouts etc instead of outside locksmith so that is about all the lock items I do lately Thanks for the recommendation I’m gonna check out that product



Glad to hear you and your family are doing alright. The Evaporust is non toxic, doesn't smell, and cleans up with water which makes it one of the better ones out there. It also works extremely well. I would suggest the liquid version over the gel, I have read it works best. You just need to clean and degrease the parts first.

Re: HPC 1200 - Refurb, What Paint Do you suggest

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:51 am
by MrPharmer2012
Another question what size Allen head screw is on the needles on here, the spacing needle is too snug need to loosen a bit

Re: HPC 1200 - Refurb, What Paint Do you suggest

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:17 am
by MrPharmer2012
I have never seen anything this small, the shaft for spacing is stiff as hell to turn which caused skipping teeth I need to remove shaft and clean up and replace to get it moving again, do they sell this plate at reasonable cost , not sure why it is so stiff

Re: HPC 1200 - Refurb, What Paint Do you suggest

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:49 am
by MrPharmer2012
Work in progress starting to look better
Can any one get me a deal on a new shaft and lens for cutter?

Re: HPC 1200 - Refurb, What Paint Do you suggest

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:08 am
by MrPharmer2012
Electrical done new Internals new connections, machine fully cleaned Painted and now calibrated
Just have to wait on the new lens to arrive and it will be running like new so far pretty proud of this refurbish job all in about 250$ total
I added a 14 ft cigarette lighter plug so it can reach up to front of car from rear easy just have to install belt cover and new lens when they arrive very good ebay find

Re: HPC 1200 - Refurb, What Paint Do you suggest

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:34 pm
by just1pick+open
Very nice! :drool: