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  • Transmission / Overdrive: all cleaned up and looking sexy

    I posted a thread in the General Studebaker forum about a transmission that I was practically gifted from PackardV8. Thanks again Jack. I wanted to put a couple of pics up to show a little progress on getting it ready for the "winter" project. Tried several different things trying to clean it up but NONE of them worked. I tried taking it to a car wash and using their degreaser, didn't touch it....not even one rock that was stuck in the gunk came off. So, I go get some spray engine degreaser. Spray it, wait, then back to the car wash.......uh....crap, back to Walmart I go. Got a "professional" gunk remover....same result. So, took it back home and used the engine degreaser, wire brush and my #1 (putty knife/scraper). It was a nice full 100 degree day of spraying and scraping but it looks beautiful. Elbow grease goes a long way.

    Rog




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    As you walk down the fairway of life you must
    smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.


    Ben Hogan

  • #2
    Quick, paint it so it isn't naked!
    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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    • #3
      I had to use a similar tactic for my frame: wire brush and scraper were the only thing that would get the dirt/grease/oil/rocks/paint off

      These helped quite a bit

      https://www.amazon.com/Detailing-Cri...rds=wire+brush

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      • #4
        I always start by using a putty knife to get the thick stuff off, then a stiff parts cleaning brush and pan of gas if it's oily, otherwise I go to Dollar Tree and buy a few cans of oven cleaner. This contains the same good cleaning chemicals that the old hot tanks used to clean blocks and engine parts.

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        • #5
          Cleaned it an rubbed it down with shop rags, then a quick hit with carburetor cleaner. Bingo
          As you walk down the fairway of life you must
          smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.


          Ben Hogan

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          • #6
            Easy-Off oven cleaner, then Carburetor Cleaner...then metal etch primer.

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