[Vwdiesel] Bead blasting pistons

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Fri Jun 11 22:08:16 EDT 2004

I've spent a fair bit of time trying to clean my TD pistons by hand, by soaking 
in laquer thinner, and using a broken ring. I now have significantly less skin 
on fingers (they are *sharp*), and a long way to go. I've been quoted $40 to 
bead blast them. I forgot to ask if this will remove all the carbon from in the 
ring grooves, does anyone know? I'm getting a little worried about damaging 
the edges of the grooves during the cleaner, so was thinking bead blasting 
might be a safer way, especially with these expensive TD pistons...

Shawn Wright
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