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engineblock cleaning

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1979jimmy350, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    what is the best way besides taking a block to a engine builder to get a rusty block clean. Only the outside is rusted not the insides. Is it ok to sand blast a engine block?
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    o.k. put make sure that all holes and bolt thread holes are vary well pluged off. if just light rust try a chemical nutrilizer stuff.
     
  3. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You could try wire wheeling the block down to clean metal with a die grinder or drill.
     
  4. dirtwarrior17

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    or both...:thinking:
     
  5. Pookster

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    Sure, you can sandblast it, but use the shot peen instead of sand if you can. Its what they use when you sent it out anyways... I think then they wash it after wards....
     

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