UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby slemps » 20 Aug 2015, 11:03

That's a good thing. It's the easiest way to get it off and it's wise to do a very hot burn like that to get rid of any residue that may be left over.

I burnt mine (after drilling vent holes) then sanded it with a flap wheel before painting. The sanding took a fair amount of time which is why, when I build another, I will get the barrel from the ebay supplier listed above. They sell unpainted, unlined drums for about £26.

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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby Teknik » 20 Aug 2015, 11:10

slemps wrote:That's a good thing. It's the easiest way to get it off and it's wise to do a very hot burn like that to get rid of any residue that may be left over.

I burnt mine (after drilling vent holes) then sanded it with a flap wheel before painting. The sanding took a fair amount of time which is why, when I build another, I will get the barrel from the ebay supplier listed above. They sell unpainted, unlined drums for about £26.

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Didnt realise they did unpainted as well, i just asked for an unlined one!
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby slemps » 20 Aug 2015, 11:33

I'd contact them quick and change it. It will save you hours of work.
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby Teknik » 20 Aug 2015, 11:39

slemps wrote:I'd contact them quick and change it. It will save you hours of work.

Too late, i've not only already turned it into a UDS i've also got a little overexcited with the fuel / seasoning of the inside and started an oil fire in it which before i put it out (put the lid on) burnt off most of the exterior paint!
Fortunately one of the companys i work with (I'm in IT) has a shot blaster so i'm going to get it shot blasted at some point.
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby slemps » 20 Aug 2015, 12:10

Sorry I thought you'd ordered another!

The paint needs to come off anyway and a shot blaster really takes the work out of it!!
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby gingerchris » 20 Aug 2015, 13:24

Nitromors will also make very light work of the paint, especially if you slop it on thick on a hot day.
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby Teknik » 20 Aug 2015, 13:33

gingerchris wrote:Nitromors will also make very light work of the paint, especially if you slop it on thick on a hot day.


Thats still more work than dropping it off and picking it up again a few hours later :-)
Espcially since i get the impression that they wouldnt charge for it :P
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby Kiska95 » 20 Aug 2015, 13:36

Remember even on an unlined drum they spray lacquer inside to protect from rust so a Burn out is essential in all cases :)
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby slemps » 20 Aug 2015, 14:25

Kiska95 wrote:Remember even on an unlined drum they spray lacquer inside to protect from rust so a Burn out is essential in all cases :)


Yes very true Kiska. I wonder if it's on the outside too? One place I asked said they couldn't supply unpainted drums as they would rust in hours. I wonder how Simcox do it.
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby Xeno » 20 Aug 2015, 20:56

My first drum came from an Amazon seller but was lined...I then bought a brand new one from some place in the forest of dean..not the cheapest but was top notch heavy steel, they also do stainless steel.

Anyway ..get a blowtorch for removing liners 3/4 of a can of gas soon turned it to powder which wipes straight off.
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