Monday, July 20, 2009

How do you clean a cannon?

Bonnie's back from the cleaners! She's been bead blasted to remove surface rust and is ready for her new finish. Normally a weapon is 'blued' but since this baby weighs over 100lb. and is about 2 ft long.... We've decided that she's getting hi-temp engine paint instead. Bonnie was created by my husband's father (also Jim) in 1995. This is the first renovation she's seen.


fyrchf said...

Thats a bit of over kill on the coons isn't it? LOL

Lauri Shillings said...

HA! they deserve it. After the 'bore is buttered' we plan on having a re-christening of the cannon. I'll get back with you about dates/ times.