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    The only thing I hate worse than old dirty parts is cleaning them.  Is there some place I can take old wheels, rims, and any other parts I've removed for cleaning ? 

     

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    I'm not sure of anything like this on your side of the coast, but in the lovely resort town of Virginia Beach, we have been blessed with a DIY Garage. Here it is in February and we had to deal with a high of 70 degrees.... I better shaddup before Mother Nature sends me a jinx....

    https://americandiyg.com/adiyg/

    PS - The pictures don't do it justice.... This place is AWESOME. For what you are asking to do, $15 / day for use of the shop equipment - compressed air, sandblasting cabinet, parts washer, presses...

     

    BTW - NICE SCORE on the 240Z.... Talk about being at the right place at the right time.... Congrats!

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    4 minutes ago, wal280z said:

    Here it is in February and we had to deal with a high of 70 degrees.... I better shaddup before Mother Nature sends me a jinx...

    Me too! (78 yesterday 😁)

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    1 hour ago, z8987 said:

    The only thing I hate worse than old dirty parts is cleaning them.  Is there some place I can take old wheels, rims, and any other parts I've removed for cleaning ? 

     

    The local car wash is my favourite place to take the really messy parts and then to the sand blasters.

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    7 minutes ago, grannyknot said:

    The local car wash is my favourite place to take the really messy parts and then to the sand blasters.

    I'd be surprised if that's legal in CA

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    A 20 gal parts washer tank used to be the standard cleaning apparatus filled with Varsol/paint thinner but not sure what the laws are now,  I got rid of mine and now used a 2 gallon bucket filled with SuperClean, PurplePower or one of the other industrial Lye based cleaners.

    Sodium or Potassium Hydroxcide is the proper name for Lye, you can not use it on aluminum but it's terrific for steel, iron or plastics, soaking a part over night usually removes the grease, paint, undercoating.

    A cabinet media blaster is also a great tool to have in your shop for deep rust.

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    Cheap oven cleaning foam works good on the first lap, the heavy crud layer.  Then media blasting.  If you get the heavy stuff off first you'll be able to reuse the blast material.  Run it through a screen though.

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    22 minutes ago, 240260280 said:

    Bosch Dishwasher

    Do you use a dishwasher? I mean it wouldn't surprise me!! LOL In some ways it's the same as a commercial cleaning cabinet. If so, what do you use for detergent? What about grease in the discharge to sewer?

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    2 minutes ago, 240260280 said:

    I have it in the garage not hooked up yet.  I was going to make a set of sedimentation  buckets for the waste water.

     

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    Well start a thread on that! I could go the same route if I can deal with the discharge. I come across dishwashers on a regular basis

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    51 minutes ago, Patcon said:

    Well start a thread on that! I could go the same route if I can deal with the discharge. I come across dishwashers on a regular basis

    I walk by one every day in my kitchen.LOL

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    33 minutes ago, Namerow said:

    I walk by one every day in my kitchen.LOL

    My wife is VERY tolerant but I believe that wouldn't work out too well for me!!!!

    But honey, it was dirty...

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    On 2/8/2019 at 2:27 PM, wal280z said:

    I'm not sure of anything like this on your side of the coast, but in the lovely resort town of Virginia Beach, we have been blessed with a DIY Garage. Here it is in February and we had to deal with a high of 70 degrees.... I better shaddup before Mother Nature sends me a jinx....

    https://americandiyg.com/adiyg/

    PS - The pictures don't do it justice.... This place is AWESOME. For what you are asking to do, $15 / day for use of the shop equipment - compressed air, sandblasting cabinet, parts washer, presses...

     

    BTW - NICE SCORE on the 240Z.... Talk about being at the right place at the right time.... Congrats!

    I agree the right place at the right time.  Thank you

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