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cleaning used heads

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Redfrog, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. Redfrog

    Redfrog 1/2 ton status

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    I got a set of used Vortecs. And I decided tonight to go out to the garage to get them cleaned up. But I never really thought about cleaning the head surfaces and intake surfaces. what's the best way to do it light sand paper, and brake cleaner, or just have'm hot tanked?
     
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    You might wanna have em hottanked and checked for cracks.
     
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    I'm not real worried about cracks, for two reasons they came out of a wrecked 99 tahoe w/18k and they are REAL clean, execpet for the mating surfaces and a little oil. I want to get the mating surfaces clean so it can put then on a Granite table to see if they are warpped and go from there...
     
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    That's cool.mineral spirits may work too.
     
  5. HarryH3

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    3M makes some small discs that go on your die grinder for removing gasket material. They're not supposed to chew into the metal, just remove the gasket residue. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif The look like they're made from some kind of ScothBrite.
     

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