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Guys,

I am trying to detail the undercarriage/drivetrain of my 69 AMX. The motor is out and I'm interested in cleaning up the undercarriage. I am able to put the car up on a lift outside, and after powerwashing the frame and drivetrain I'm thinking of blasting it, but I don't want to rebuild the tranny or rearend. Is it safe to do this? I guess these things are subjected to dirt/dust/sand during their normal use so what's the issue? What if I used sodablast? Isn't this stuff water soluble? Can't I just wash it off?

Thanks for your help,
Mike
 

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mike69 said:
Guys,

I am trying to detail the undercarriage/drivetrain of my 69 AMX. The motor is out and I'm interested in cleaning up the undercarriage. I am able to put the car up on a lift outside, and after powerwashing the frame and drivetrain I'm thinking of blasting it, but I don't want to rebuild the tranny or rearend. Is it safe to do this? I guess these things are subjected to dirt/dust/sand during their normal use so what's the issue? What if I used sodablast? Isn't this stuff water soluble? Can't I just wash it off?

Thanks for your help,
Mike
You could, Blasting can get past seals and vents tho'. You would need to be careful. The trans & rear have a vent tube on top. Seals can be eaten up quick also. If you rinse raw metal with water, it will instantly corrode, especially steel. Compressed air may be a better way to clean after blasting.
 

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If you're dealing with oily crud, consider getting it steam cleaned. A true steam cleaning, not a hot power scrub. Plug any vent tubes or access points.
 
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