These days I am disassembling on average 5-6 engines/week and selling off the parts I do not need and keeping the ones I do.
I am getting to the point where the sink + simple green is not working for me so I am looking into a professional parts cleaner like a Cuda parts washer & a media blaster rather than using a friends own (after hours on fridays and saturdays is starting to suck).
What I was wondering is how many of you media blast your parts?I Have a rebuilt 16V head that I bead blasted with glass beads and I am trying to sell it to a guy on vortex.He does not want the head now because he showed me an article
http://www.enginebuildermag.com/Article ... ctive.aspx
which states you should not media blast the cylinder head.Now I have always been super careful and I have sold lots of parts in the past that were all media blasted.
This is the technique I use:
* Soak part in Hot water
* Spray simple green over parts
* scrub in simple green
* Wash off part
* let it dry
* mask of machined areas like cam journals and upper valvetrain area
* toss in bead blaster and go @ it with glass beads
* blow off any extra media
* toss back into hot water
* using citric based cleaner just scrubbing off what may be left of the media.
Anyone else doing this?
Selling old ass aluminum has never been an option for me.