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Parts Cleaning

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 454k30, Mar 4, 2007.

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Cleaning parts

  1. Pour on the brake cleaner

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  2. Horse trough filled with gasoline

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  3. Take it to a dip tank

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  4. Some sort of media blasting

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  5. I'm still naked

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  1. 454k30

    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Trying to rebuild another SM465. This one is heavily caked with 20+ years of oil and road grime. My usual hose down with brake cleaner didnt seem to make a dent. Any ideas on what would work to get this stuff off?
     
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    I'd try an assortment of wire wheels for a drill, it makes short work of the larger areas. oops I thought you were talking about the outside.
     
  3. 454k30

    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i am talking about the outside of it! This thing looks like it was dunked in oily mud and then baked on!
     
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    i bet it was exatllly that.

    twisted wire wheel cup on a grinder will take care of the big stuff.

    i uuse industreal lauqure thinner from an automotive paint suplyer with a paint brush and a plastic tub to de grease stuff
     
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    Putty knife, oven cleaner, and purple power.
     
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    Any or all of the above and I would add to let the degreaser soak in.
     
  7. ryoken

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    yup, scrape it first...

    easy-off soak,

    hot water rinse if possible,

    good degreaser soak ie:Spray 9, Purple Power, laundry detergent, etc,

    hot water scrub with a scuff pad...
     
  8. littlejimmythatcould

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    Give this stuff a shot. It is meant for soaking and cleaning. It worked great on all of my engine fasteners and brackets when I did my rebuild. Obviously, you can't fit your tranny in there, but maybe you could put it in a spray bottle and use it to soak down your tranny and keep it wet. It will take the skin off of your hands if you use it long enough (it ate through all of my cheap latex gloves).

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    cleaning parts

    I like to use diesel fuel.. CHEAP and works great at the sticky grime.. use a old 55 gal barrel and cut the top 2/3rds off and put diesel in it and splash it around.. or if you wanna get fancy u can put a 12v fuel pump on it with a sprayer and wire brush or just have it run over it.. iused a old fuel tank one time, just cut the top off it.

    Ray
     
  10. sweetk30

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    car wash or pressure washer. with steam option.

    at work i just blased a bellhousing with 1/8 inch gunk off in no time with cold only.
     
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    LET IT SOAK for atleast 3 maybe 4 days in some good solvent, works everytime for me.
     
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    I am also doing a 465 & 205. I strapped them on the back of the flatbed and took them down to the car wash. $10 later they were really clean, and I was covered.:D Worked great though, My tranny had a inch of crap on it (old farm truck, might have been crap!). It looked new when done. The 205 still had the tag on it!
     
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    I'm also going to hit it with a wire wheel. It's going to go through an acid wash, then get powdercoated at work.
     

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