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Unread 07-11-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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Cleaning Rusty Spindles

I'm collecting the parts needed to do a WJ steering conversion on my ZJ. I have a pair of WJ spindles from a 2002 that are pretty corroded. The ball joint holes are clean and I could clean up the rest with a power wire brush, but would like to soak it in ??????? to clean them up. I've heard that if a rusty piece of steel is put in a pan of coke, it will come out clean, but have never tried it. DOes anyone know of a solution that will clean them down to bare metal?

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Unread 07-11-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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CLR??? Doesnt the "r" stand for rust? Worth a try
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Unread 07-11-2011, 04:55 PM   #3
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CLR??? Doesnt the "r" stand for rust? Worth a try
They said it only works to remove rust stains from glass or toilet bowls etc.

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Unread 07-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #4
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Sandblast them.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 07:52 PM   #5
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Sandblast them.
Good idea. I never thought of that. My son has a good sand blaster at his business. That will work!

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Unread 07-11-2011, 10:16 PM   #6
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Sandblasting them is definitely the way to go.
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