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can i use a grinder?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Sep 10, 2001.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    on my rear differential coer, can i use a grinder w/ a wire wheel to get off all the grime and stuff so i can paint it?
    or would a grinder be to dangerous. thanks


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  2. Mreetz

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    Wire wheel will be good enough to get all that off. Also, just using some engine degreaser and cleaning brush will get most of it off.

    1984 K-5
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    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
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    If you want to clean up your rig go rent or see if you can borrow a power washer.... it'll take you a lot less time, be easier and you will be able to clean the entire truck in less then an hour! [​IMG]

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  4. Confederate9

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    i have a pressure washer, this is the only place i want to clean up. but that DOES work great when i got mud CAKED on my rig.


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    I used a 4" grinder with a "cupped wire" wheel attachment to clean my 3/4 ton axles before I put them in. The axles had grease and mud caked on, 1/4" thick on some places. The combo worked great and took that crap off real fast. If you work it enough you can get it down to metal fairly easily. As for it being "dangerous" it won't take off any solid metal... Oh and make sure to wear eye protection. I used a full face shield cause some of the wires on the brush fly off and hurt like a b*tch.

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  6. Confederate9

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    thats what i mean. i thought like it might be dangerous cause of like... well i dont know why exactly lol!!!
    well i knwo how to use the grinder!!! i did the same thing when i did my herculiner, i used it to get the glue off the wheelwells. i wore eye glasses and a dust mask over my face, and glove.
    i love the dewalt grinder of mine!!!


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