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Old 06-26-2006, 08:10 PM
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One thing you may want to consider and most DIY's are trying to save money, but a 55 gallon drum with enough solvent to eat paint, grease , etc. from the block is going to be rather costly. Brake cleaner does a good job, but for that amount would be cost prohibitive. Then you have the fire factor, what to do with the solvent when it gets old, how to dispose of it, and then you have to ask yourself how many blocks are you going to be doing a year. If it is only three or four, then it would be cheaper to have them hot tanked at a place that does it on a regular basis vs. buying all of that solvent. And three or four blocks being hot tanked would be cheaper. If your are going to be doing way more than that and going to be doing it for customers, then you have to figure that into the cost of the rebuild. And when you get the block back from being hot tanked, it is clean inside and out and ready to paint after a little wipedown. But then that's just my $.02 worth and you can't buy a darn thing with two Lincoln coppers nowadays.
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