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    Restore old sprocket

    Anyone know a good method to clean this sprocket up? (steel) WD40/Brake Cleaner/Degreasers only go so far. wire disc on a drill, or a solution to let it soak in for a few days?



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    IMG_1001.JPG After a good cleaning with degreaser, I would hit it with this. Works good on painted surfaces too.

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    Soak it in some vinegar.

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    I currently have them (2 of them) soaking in home depots parts cleaner solvent in a 5 quart bucket and it seems to be brushing off after sitting for a few hours!

    Yeah!

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    I go to the dollar store and buy the knock off (cheap) oven cleaner. It will strip grease and paint off steel and cast iron parts. It will work on aluminum but you have to watch it because it will eat the aluminum if left on it too long. If you have an anodized aluminum part it will remove the protective coat and color if it has it down to the bare base.


    When I have something I want to clean like new (car, truck, tractor, lawn mower, ect) I'll tear it all down and soak it in the oven cleaner. I then pressure wash it all and normally all that is left is the deepest rust. I then media blast it. If you reuse the media it helps keeping it from getting contaminated as fast.

    It is just like aircraft stripper (some mean stuff) so wear all the protective gear. I have chemical burn scars on my arms from being young, dumb, and bullet proof from the junk.

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    I just paint mine black. the end..

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    Got them cleaned! Thx guys for the input.

    I ended up just using some Brake Cleaner + parts cleaner solvent (home depot) in a bucket over night, and used a nylon wire brush.

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    Looks good, get some rattle can clear (preferably gas/oil resistant), or just paint it silver to keep it looking like it does now.

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    Send it off to get it chromed.
    Last edited by BBQJOE; 03-15-2017 at 12:35 AM.

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    Chrome IS cool, but you have to clean it all the time, to keep it cool.

 

 
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