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Motor clean up?

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' started by nt0xicat3d, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Hello all,
    So i have a motor i'm rebuilding. The state it is in at the moment is i pulled it off a bike that has sat in the elements near a beach for quite some time. It seems to clean up ok with a wire brush but i want it really clean and i ask whats the best way to do this..... soda blasting, sand blasting, acid dipping or other?????

    I am conserned that due to the sea air the metal has become brittle and will blast away with too much pressure against it.

  2. Since you're dismantling it anyway, soda blasting is the way to go.
    Wet blasting (fine glass beads & water) is also good, but you have to make sure you get it spotless afterwards.
    The beads will destroy a new motor in no time flat if you don't.

    I work at an engine re-conditioners & we regularly use the bead blaster. brings alloy looking like new castings again.
    Soda blasting leaves more of a polished look.
  3. Thanks streetmaster i thought soad blasting was the way to go.
    I am just after cleaning it up so i appreciate you help.