Serious grime

Discussion in 'Detailing Topic' started by Damon23, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Damon23

    Damon23 Veteran Member

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    The spindles I just bought are nasty. You can imagine years of road grime and grease caked on. I need to clean and paint them before going on the car. What have you all used to break this stuff down? I dont have a parts washer or steam cleaner. I was thinking of oven cleaner seeing that they are not aluminum.
     
  2. David79Z28

    David79Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've used engine degreaser. Spray it on, let it soak, agitate it with a brush, rinse.

    Repeat till clean.
     
  3. 69TAPoser

    69TAPoser Veteran Member

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    Purple Industrial Degreaser from Home Depot. Buy a gallon, put in a container with your parts overnight and spray off in the morning.

    Phil
     
  4. stroked383

    stroked383 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I would scrape off as much as possible with a putty knife 1st, then spray with some purple power or engine degreaser let it soak for a while then wire brush or scrub with a stiff brush then hose em off, a pressure washer is great. I like taking stuff to the car wash and using their hi power sprayer to get the crud off
     
  5. ThumperZ28

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    Not to hijack his thread, but that's some good advice ill try this too since I have a greasy starter, and alternator.
     
  6. Damon23

    Damon23 Veteran Member

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    I scraped off what I could then used oven cleaner (spray bottle, no fumes) and let it sit for two hours. It broke it down real good. After I washed that stuff off all I needed was some brake parts cleaner to remove the film and I hit them with some graphite wheel paint I had laying around. They turned out good. Almost hate to have them put on.
     

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