After removing all the parts I've been cleaning up the outside of the case, which wasn't "like new" at all. There was no paint left on it. There was no scale but was covered with rust. The lighter parts i could wire wheel at the polisher. I got a container of CLR and let the parts soak for a spell, then I put them in a heavy duty degrease to clean them. After washing and carefully drying ... I'm ready for the first coat of self-etching primer. ... It's been cool and raining so I brought the casing in the motorhome, stood it up in front of my little heater to completely dry out the metal and keep it warm.
Yesterday was paint day. ... Oh, what's it standing on? I needed to paint both the top and bottom so I stood it on a length of pipe with a couple in the middle for support. Hope it doesn't tip over. Hey, my new welding table works pretty good.