Thread: Cleaning head bolts
12-13-2009, 10:16 AM #1
Cleaning head bolts
what cleaning solution is best to clean bolts with, an old toothbrush to get some of crud off won't get it all, i'm putting head cylinder back on this wk.any suggestions?
12-13-2009, 10:36 AM #2
Bench grinder with wire wheel will clean them like new. Just hold bolts with channel locks not your hand so if you make a mistake it don't cost you a finger.
12-13-2009, 10:41 AM #3
12-13-2009, 10:43 AM #4
This is what I use The best way to do both parts. The bolt and the inner threads!
12-13-2009, 12:04 PM #5
You can also use a Die set to chase the threads with.
12-13-2009, 03:05 PM #6
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i use dies to recut the threads.. same as L Carlson
if u use a wire brush, you will damage the threads
12-13-2009, 03:09 PM #7
I use a nut that I cut a slit into. Th slit is on the side and cut at a slight angle. It is cut all the way thru to the threads on the inside ID.
I then just thread this on the bolt/stud, on and off a few times. This will clean up the threads without removing too much material. Using a die can take off to much. Only way to be sure is to check it.
12-13-2009, 03:26 PM #8
thanks for all the input guys, i like the idea of a coarser brush maybe a grinding wheel "might" be a little to strong and even at a low speed. but i have a wire brush that attaches to a drill,but i don't use the drill just by hand im going tediously do just do it one by one by hand,you can see the crud flaking off the one on the left is dirty the one on the right i cleaned up
12-13-2009, 03:29 PM #9
12-13-2009, 03:41 PM #10
Carlson thanks, what tap size are correct for the inner threads?
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