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    Throw 'em all in a cement mixer.
    Add a couple gallons of water, some of that green cleaner and a shovel or two
    of gravel.
    Drink beer.
    Check progress after each beer or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodybagger View Post
    Use this machine with this abrasive media in it.

    It works wonders on screws and bolts. Smoothly cleans oxidized metal. Only problems are that it doesn't really clean the internal threads and it won't clean grease. If they have dried grease, wash them in kerosene first.

    Really cleans external threads good.

    I suppose if you were really brave, you could use this media along with quart of kerosene, but that sounds like begging for a fire.
    Thanks for the info - I'll try one of those out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck U&R View Post
    Throw 'em all in a cement mixer.
    Add a couple gallons of water, some of that green cleaner and a shovel or two
    of gravel.
    Drink beer.
    Check progress after each beer or two.
    I must say I like the way you think

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    get a 5 gallon bucket of hydrochloric acid to dunk them in. the acid will dissolve any non-metal it touches so be careful of getting it on yourself, but overnight in that stuff will eat away paint, grease, grime, soft chrome, silicone, all kinds of plastics and even wood if its attached. for small parts i have a small bucket with holes in the bottom to hold them and big parts i just dangle in attached to baling wire. just make sure you rinse with water thoroughly after you pull them out to neutralize the acid, and be careful not to get any on anything non metal you want to keep...including yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWB View Post
    get a 5 gallon bucket of hydrochloric acid to dunk them in. the acid will dissolve any non-metal it touches so be careful of getting it on yourself, but overnight in that stuff will eat away paint, grease, grime, soft chrome, silicone, all kinds of plastics and even wood if its attached. for small parts i have a small bucket with holes in the bottom to hold them and big parts i just dangle in attached to baling wire. just make sure you rinse with water thoroughly after you pull them out to neutralize the acid, and be careful not to get any on anything non metal you want to keep...including yourself
    Does that give off any harmfull fumes? Also, how is a guy suppose to dispose of the used acid? Thanks for the reply!
    Last edited by willy; 11-30-2008 at 11:16 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck U&R View Post
    Throw 'em all in a cement mixer.
    Add a couple gallons of water, some of that green cleaner and a shovel or two
    of gravel.
    Drink beer.
    Check progress after each beer or two.
    Progress of the Nuts and Bolts or progress of inebriation
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    it doesnt give off too much in the way of fumes but its definitely not something id leave the lid off of forever or breathe too deeply. as far as disposal id look into industrial waste disposal companies. there's companies that specialize in cleaning the sludge out of factory floor drains, oil-water separation systems, and solvent tanks that can deal with it. personally i think its the way to go if youre into chemical cleaning as it lasts a lot longer than most any solvent you can buy before it becomes nasty and a 5 gallon bucket will hold most any parts you might need done.

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    Here's another way if you have the time to cobble it together. http://www.fordmuscle.com/forums/tec...ctrolysis.html

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    Does all this sound worth the effort? Would likely cost about half as much to buy what you needed new.

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    Shell reloaders use a vibrator cleaning system and they are available at I think grizzley.

    http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2008/Main/627

    this could be a good start.

    Peace,
    Paul

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