The first step was to use acetone to clean off the surface of the metal. Get all of the writing off, dirt, grime, skin oil. Gloves, you have to wear gloves through this whole process. I also did all of this outside so there was good ventilation. I rinsed that off and then gave it a bath in the metal cleaner acid solution, diluted per the instructions. Three minutes with some jostling around here and there. Rinsed that off. Here's where you check to make sure the water sheets right off the metal and no beads show up. Then three minutes in the alodine solution with some more jostling. Rinse that off and hang it up to dry. The practice piece went well so I did the two rudder hinges right afterwards. Here they are hung up to dry. I'm going to let these dry fully and wait at least 24 hours to let the alodine harden before I press the bushings in.
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