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cleaning a set of turbine wheels


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the car has a set of turbine wheels that had oxidized and dirty while it was for sale or sitting. Read the archives and seems one solution was to bead blast, another was acetone(not sure what the results were.)

Any other ideas that work on getting the oxidation off?

Thought about a wheel acid like what you get in a bottle from the parts store. anyone have luck or will cause damage?

Where I'm doing the body work, we have a sand blaster(from Northerntool) we've been using for the rust.

1.Will the beads work with a sandblasting tip

2. Does beadblasting reqire a differant type blaster?

3. can I use the sandblaster an buy a different diameter tip?

Thanks for any advice


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I glass bead blasted my turbines and didn't have to use a different tip.

I used a Harbor Freight Blasting Cabinet.

The turbines seemed to have two coats of something on them.

I blasted them to the metal and left them like that. I use them for my

track rubber.

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