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Degreasing bolts
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    Degreasing bolts

    What's the best way and product to use to degrease bolts?
    Offline 10-15-2010 08:44 AM
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      RE: Degreasing bolts

      I have used Permatex Brake and Parts Cleaner before...it seems to work real well.
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        RE: Degreasing bolts

        I just used plain old brake fluid in a container and dropped the bolts in. Used a wire brush the size of a toothbrush for the stubborn areas, wiped 'em off, and ran them through the wire wheel on my benchtop grinder and they looked almost new.

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          RE: Degreasing bolts

          since mine has been a piece together project, I found it easier to just buy a kit. Insted of having to hunt down individual bolts. But have always found that the cheapest brand available of brake or carb/choke cleaner works well.
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            RE: Degreasing bolts

            It might be a Tennessee "thing" but I too have found it prudent just to purchase new bolts Smile.

            I cannot ever remember putting together a motor without "high" performance as my ultimate goal and cannot bear the thought of a failure due to a fatigued or otherwise compromised bolt.

            I have all kinds of peanut and coffee cans with nuts and bolts from my various "adventures." That having been said, I agree with the others regarding the use of brake fluid as an excellent agent for cleaning oily or greasy bolts.

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              RE: Degreasing bolts

              Brake parts or carb cleaner and an old toothbrush. Light application of WD-40 prior to reinstallation.
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                RE: Degreasing bolts

                (10-15-2010 08:44 AM)not2old Wrote:  What's the best way and product to use to degrease bolts?
                All of the methods mentioned will work fine. If you want to prevent rust later on you can use VHT satin clear. It is high heat resistant and has a proper low gloss.

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                  RE: Degreasing bolts

                  If they are a little rusty when you get them de-greased soak them for a couple of days in white vinegar, they'll come out clean.
                  Offline 10-16-2010 08:40 PM
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                    RE: Degreasing bolts

                    (10-15-2010 08:44 AM)not2old Wrote:  What's the best way and product to use to degrease bolts?

                    Best way I've found is in a parts washer with a scrub brush. I use mineral spirits as the cleaning fluid, it doesn't leave a residue when it's fairly new and dries quickly. You can get a parts washer used in your local classifieds, from Harbor Freight or make your own. Mine came from a closed auto shop.
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                      RE: Degreasing bolts

                      More good info on this topic over here:
                      http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-clean...usty-bolts
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