[Vwdiesel] cleaning crusty parts --- ( Sandy you bet hager is listening )H.Hagar h_hagar at prcn.org
Thu Mar 11 21:56:30 EST 2004
Doing like Scott Kair said ---a tumbler ---works like a charm . So it may take a week ??? so what. The best for small parts is --- that black stuff from the smelter. and a small slow turning machine. I have done thousands of bolts and what not over the years. I had to get rid of a lot of wine bottle some years ago --so I thew them in a cement mixer --- along with rusty tire chains ---absolutely perfect job. Mind you my mixer has a heavy duty drum and it is electric. I have one tumbler going right now in front of me--- it did all the little screws and washer from 4 Rabbits. I used a " Sly-Syn" 110 motor --bolting a piece of aluminum angle to the shaft Then using plastic or glass container strapped on with innertube bands. For tumbling ??? use your imagination ---ordinary sand will work. I had screws that took a week 24 - 7 to do ----so what ? Take a look at how the ROCK polishers do it and bingo you know exactly what to do. By the way I do valves and springs and heatshields and what not . Just make sure things are dry. Like soak in solvent first. I tumble with glass beads ---sandblasting grit ---broken glass--- sand --- yes even cob of corn husk. And limedust ---shit I can go on all night. The gun guys use a different action for their empty shells for reloading ---it oscillates. Hagar.
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