When I find some old gun around someplace, I like to strip the thing down first. Then, sneak in where I worked before and bead blast the parts. This time of year with low humidity is best for this.
Then, I like to go over to the gas station over next to where i worked before I got laid off and buy up some ole brewskies. The next stop is over on this side of town where the parking tank and supplies are.
I fire all of that up and grab one of them cold brews out of the ice chest. It takes an hour for that 3 gallons of water with park solution to get up to 200 degrees F. Got some tunes on and a couple of sixers setting in that ice bath.
Man, I never realized what it really takes to get through a great evening parking some ole parts. Man, life is pretty good!