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easy way to get frame clean?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chevy_tuff, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. chevy_tuff

    chevy_tuff Registered Member

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    hey, i just stripped my 80 chev down to the frame and am having a hell of a time getting on the tar and rust off, right now i am grinding and using a wire wheel, any advise on an easier way would b great, ps, i dont have access to a sandblaster. thanks
     
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    try pressure washing or sandblasting it.

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    oh BTW why dont you fill out your profile so we know where you are from.
     
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    Wire wheel is best bet(no sandblast access). Maybe spray on some degreaser and let it sit and dry. Is the drill/grinder up to the chore?
     
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    See if you can find a shop with an honest-to-goodness steam cleaner. I had a place do the underside of one of my trucks with one of those many years ago. The results were VERY impressive! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    TRY A STEAM CLEANER. excellent for getting grease off drivetrain and the frame. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    I would start off with a paint striper(Dads) that should get you down to all metal, then if you cant sand blast it get a angle grinder and a couple of good wire wheels, you may need a more corse wheel to start with then what your using now but rember not to dig to deep into the metal by using a corse wheel and letting it sit in 1place to long
    Also you might wanna try one of those sanding disks they put on grinders ive never used one but might be a good idea...
     
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    You can rent sand blasters. I've seen great results when they are used. Of course you probably need to rent an ultra-high output air compressor too... But once you're done, you don't need to do it again...
     
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    oven cleaner and scraper and goggles and pressure washer
     
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    What does the oven cleaner do /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    i have found that a 4.5'' grinder works great for that stuff thats what i had to do. the only thang is that you have to use a wire wheel and alot of time and beer lol
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    [ QUOTE ]
    What does the oven cleaner do /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

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    It removes grease from your frame the same way it does from an oven. Works great!!
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    What does the oven cleaner do /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

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    It removes grease from your frame the same way it does from an oven. Works great!!

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    I'll Have to do that, it is okay to use on greasy driveline components too?
     
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    I used the corner edge of wire cups on my angle grinder. I went pretty fast.
     

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