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 Post subject: Best way to de-grease a gunky motor?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:58 pm 
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What's the best way to clean & de-grease a really thick gunky Columbia Grafanola motor? This is the worse example of hard thick heavy black grease I have ever seen! Suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Best way to de-grease a gunky motor?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:43 am 
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I've never tried it, but I wonder how a handheld steam cleaner would work. Perhaps it would at least soften the grease prior to removal by other methods.


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 Post subject: Re: Best way to de-grease a gunky motor?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:29 am 
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What about a over night soak in fresh Kerosene?


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 Post subject: Re: Best way to de-grease a gunky motor?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:05 am 
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Medium to stiff bristled paint brush, using repeated applications of mineral spirits.


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 Post subject: Re: Best way to de-grease a gunky motor?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:12 am 
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This is my method of choice for cleaning motors. Leaves no residue. I work out of the cap with Q-tips or toothbrush.


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