Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan

Posted by BigKev On 2007/6/30 23:18:05
On the manifold I hit it with a couple rounds of Oven Cleaner, rinsed it well and dried with the compressor. Then I went at it with a wire cup brush on a die grinder. It took me about an hour to get it all cleaned up.

Usually I would coat stuff with come Jasco after that to get any minor speck of rust. But I used that last of it on the engine.

I will wipe it down with some paint thinner right before I paint it to remove any dust and fingerprints.

Everything I have derusted that is big and bulky has been done with a wire cup brush. I went through about 6 of those 1/4" shaft cup brushes while doing the entire engine. Luckly they are only about $1.50 each at the local discount store.

Put those in a die grinder at about 80 psi, and it cuts through the rust like it wasnt even there. But a dust mask, and safety glasses (or a face shield) is a must. The bushes tend to shed wires as they are being used.

If a part is small enough then I degrease it, then put it in a plastic pail and submerge it with some Evaporust and come back the next day.

I really want to get a blast cabinet. But everything in time.

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