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de rusting/greasing old iron intake for paint

I've got an old, dirty intake (351W, not that it matters) I want to paint. It's iron and has the expected surface rust, along with a good bit of grease. I have a bunch of standard handheld powertools and such, and some solvents, but I'm not really sure where to start and how thorough I have to be.

Getting it perfectly clean seems like a futile excercise, but so does painting over rust and I see lots of painted iron manifolds that weren't born so pretty. Any tips?


Sandblaster or any process I'd need to pay for are not in the cards for now.

Thanks,
John
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:47 PM
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the only way to do a nice job , is to spend some money on it.

have it shot blasted and surfaced. just to make sure it'll fit the heads and not leak
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Check the degreasing thread, Super Clean is the way to go to get rid of that grease and oil.
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For the rust you can check out the many electrolytic rust removal threads ,by far the cheapest easiest way to remove rust its perfect for you.
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I used to take a lot of parts to a company that had a lot of tanks for different things .He did a good job and prices were resonable. EPA- Govt regulations put him out of business, He need a couple million to build a completely new facility with double containment, exhaust stack scrubbers ,etc. He said his prices would have to be so high he would never get any business.
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