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Well, I got a bunch of extra transmission parts laying around so I decided to throw a Glide together to sell locally.  The one part of building one of those things that really gets me is cleaning an old stock case!!  Man, that must be "coonass" dirt and grease on that damn thing cuz the only way I've found to get it off is to scrape it off then do a final cleaning with something like Gunk degreaser at the local car wash.

So what do you use to clean one of these things?  I'm looking for something better than what I'm currently doing. :-k

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Carry mine to the machine shop and let him vat them, charges $10 so it's not worth me messing around with.

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I scrape it as clean as I can then take to the local trans shop and they hot wash it and it looks like new!!!!!!!!!!Well almost but it is cleaner than I could do it and $20 bucks does it =;  =;

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Lots of carb/brake cleaner  =;

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That is easy, [insert pun here] Easy Off oven cleaner. CAUTION use outdoors only. Let it soak and spray off with pressure washer or car wash.

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StrokerCamaro wrote:
That is easy, [insert pun here] Easy Off oven cleaner. CAUTION use outdoors only. Let it soak and spray off with pressure washer or car wash.


But the label on that stuff says NOT to use it on aluminum??? O:)


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Who reads that s#*t, lol , I dont let it stay on there too long.

You should see how I clean a real rough set of weld wheels. =;

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I always scrape off all the gunk with a scraper and then use a Drill with a oan shaped wire brush on it, a little work but not too bad then to the car wash. I had tried oven cleaner on things before and not had very good luck.  :-({|=

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Carry mine to the machine shop and let him vat them, charges $10 so it's not worth me messing around with.


I like your idea better =;

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I'll be using a Hot Tank .... as soon as I get my building built.  ;-)

I have heard the same thing about using Oven Cleaner


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i use ovan cleaner on everything i need to clean..2 things i learned using it is don't let it dry before trying to spray off.just let it set 1 to 2 mint. is all..the other thing it seems to me that the cheater brands seems to work better..or is it just me because i'm a tight wade..?


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I Hot tank them and then bead blast them. Looks like new.

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Local machine shop guy I asked about this Tuesday says that his hot tank will hork up aluminum?  He says it will turn aluminum black and if you leave it in there very long it will really hork it up!  :-k

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I didn't think people were still allowed to use that rot gut stuff. =;
The chemicals my guy uses are claimed to be biodegradable, the cases don't come out bright silver more like a charcoal grey look though.

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Ken there must be a trans shop around there somewhere, They use a chemical and heat it and the tank uses high pressure spray as the parts rotate around....It was worth the $$ to me for sure...and it looks nice when it's done...

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