I got a 10" LX200 OTA today for a very good price, however it is dented where the forks attached to the scope and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to remove the paint. Also, I need suggestions for a good repainting strategy.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I'm refurbishing a 16" LX200 ETX which arrived somewhat distressed, with lots of paint falling off from the dreaded aluminium worm. Less voracious than the Rust worm, but it leaves its little piles of crud behind just the same.
I can tell you, taking the tube apart is a real bugger, and I found the application of fire was needed, not a lot, but fire and PB blaster.....I have it in pieces now though. I am stripping the paint with a slow acting and benign stripper, then powder coat the outside, reassemble and apply Black 3.0 to the inside to finish. I carefully marked all the necessary holes for realignment too....
The whole mount needs work. Mine's in a real mess.
Edited by steveastrouk, 10 September 2019 - 08:25 PM.