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Scrubbing Diffs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Russell, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hey guys!

    I'm working on cleaning up my K25's frame at the moment. I plan to coat it all with Zero Rust.

    What is the easiest way to clean a diff up yourself? My 10 bolt front diff is just covered and grease, and I doubt a wirewheel is going to work on it so good...
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

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    I'll be doing this in the summer. My plan was to hit it with a little bit of oven cleaner, and scrape off the bad stuff. Then wirewheel the light stuff.
    For your situation you could try oven cleaner to loosen it up?
     
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    If you have access to, or know where you can rent a hot water pressure washer, that would rock for cleaning that grease off. Maybe soak it with diesel or oven/brake cleaner before hand to soften it up even more beforehand.
     
  4. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    How hot does the water need to be? I've got a 2000 psi pressure washer, and a hot water tap on the side of the house. Or, will this damage my pressure washer?
     
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    blast a way with the cold and see what happens. and the pump is before the heater on the steam jennys. the one at work cleaned the dana 60 frt on my truck nice:cool1:
     
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    Had mine set up so it runs straight off the water heater and I never had any problems with it.
     
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    Hello,
    I am going to be doing this soon. I am going to sand then wash everything. Then I will hit it with Zero Rust. Post pics please.
    Thanks
    Adam
     
  8. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I've got a fair bit of wire brushing / sand blasting left to do before I am ready for my zero rust.

    I'll be sure to post pics when I've got the frame coated though!
     
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    What is zero rust?
     
  10. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    An excellent alternative to POR-15 and Rust Encapsulator.

    There is some info about it on their website, www.zerorust.com
     

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