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EQ6 Respray

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My EQ6 is ancient!  And in need of some TLC.....   Next spring Im looking to replace all the bearings, and belt mod it but also a couple of other things, namely:

Respray - I have the black version, and the paint has chipped/flaked off in places - I want to spray it white as well (Maybe even do some bits red, so it matches my WO ZS and ZWO Camera 🙂 )  What paint to use though?  Somebody has suggested Plasticote

Retap a couple of bolts - I think 1 or 2 bolts in the RA and DEC housing have been threaded by the previous owner, I want to retap or use helicoils - any suggestions as to which would be best?

Hopefully I can spruce it up and make it shiny but also get the guiding better, at the moment its around 1.5arc secs guiding performance

 

 

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One more thing, I have lost one of the worm end covers - I want to paint these nice high gloss red, any idea where I can get a replacement?

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I use Halfords acrylic spray paint in appliance white. Just make sure you use the Halfords primer and use light thin coats. A very good durable paint and easy to get. Not a good time of year to be painting though.

 

Glen.

 

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Yeah this will be done in spring, around April I think, just looking into what I need, think the worm end float might be the trickiest 

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