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Redneck Parts Cleaner

PostAuthor: HAWKEYE60004 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:45 am

Hi Guys;
I've been threatening to post this for years, now.
Parts Required;
Orbital Sander with Ruff Velcro face;
Tin Can, Plastic tub Etc. WITH LID!
Fuzzy Velcro squares;

Recommended for carbs;
1st soak Mineral Spirits at least 1 hour, Buzz, let dry.
2d soak Kerosene, Buzz, let dry.

BE CAREFUL of brush sparks!!

Eventually the solvents will dissolve the velcro glue, Can't beat the price
Very Effective, too
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Re: Redneck Parts Cleaner

PostAuthor: El Cheapo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:56 am

WOW Thats a great idea! That's like the automatic version of what i do for cleaning nuts n bolts..
I usually just grab one of the ever-present beer cans nearby whenever i'm working on something, then i hack off the top with a utility knife, toss the top, and make a little pool of carb cleaner in the bottom half. dont bother emptying the leftover beer, it helps..
Toss your nuts n bolts in there, squeeze the top and shake it a bit.. let sit, shake some more!
I'm going to have to try your method if i can premeditate enough to set it up.
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PostAuthor: dutchcool » Sat May 01, 2010 2:26 pm

Thats a great tool !.It's beyond redneck infinuity. THX i'm sure it will work and i'm sure i will use it if needed....
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PostAuthor: Matthew » Sat May 01, 2010 2:39 pm

could probably use a bigger tub turned upside down as a shield for the tool
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Re: Redneck Parts Cleaner

PostAuthor: simestd » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:01 am

Thanks for the tip, this works surprisingly well. I duct taped a corded orbital hand sander half way up the side of a 5 gallon bucket (with lid) and filled it 2/3s of the way with hot water & simple green. It's big enough for larger parts and takes less than 5 minutes to set up. If you don't think the hand sander has enough oomph to agitate the whole bucket, just turn it on without the lid - I dare ya'

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PostAuthor: usmc_dad_0341 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:09 pm

Heya Hawk !
Wow.. that looks way too cool! Elegantly simple.. so danged obvious.. Makes me feel a little self-conscious; wondering why I didn't think of that one!

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Re: Redneck Parts Cleaner

PostAuthor: eaglebeak » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:21 pm

I've been using my $60 shell casing cleaner/polisher normally used for cleaning and polishing brass shell cases before reloading them. It looks like a little barrell that has a built-in tub with lid on top that works on the same principle with tub mounted on a high-rpm orbital base in the bottom of the unit just like the palm sander principle. Tub & lid are solvent proof for liquid cleaning and resist abrasion from the dry crushed walnut shells used later as a polishing medium. Works great for cleaning carb and gun parts as well and I can save my duct tape for the really major engineering projects :lol:
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Re: Redneck Parts Cleaner

PostAuthor: blaster58 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:31 pm

HAWKEYE60004 wrote:Hi Guys;
I've been threatening to post this for years, now.
Parts Required;
Orbital Sander with Ruff Velcro face;
Tin Can, Plastic tub Etc. WITH LID!
Fuzzy Velcro squares;

Recommended for carbs;
1st soak Mineral Spirits at least 1 hour, Buzz, let dry.
2d soak Kerosene, Buzz, let dry.

BE CAREFUL of brush sparks!!

Eventually the solvents will dissolve the velcro glue, Can't beat the price
Very Effective, too

I recently watched a youtube video showing how to build your own redneck ultrasonic cleaner. He used a pad sander, bent a piece of tin to fit over the pad and put velcro over the outer surface. He the took the lid of the jar container, he was using to wash the parts, and put velcro on it. He filled the jar about three quarters with hot water and pine sol, put the smaller carb parts in and let it run for about an our. They were clean as a whistle and it got the grime out of the crevices.
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