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    Default Removing Protective Coating?

    Looking for suggestions how best to remove the protective coating from an old eagle iron gear. The string pull only split the coating and since this is an old coating it has a helluva grip. I tried an industrial heat gun, this help some. There has to be an easier way?
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    Try dropping it into a coffee can full of Coleman fuel.
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    Thanks! It's swimming in Coleman fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wideglide38 View Post
    Thanks! It's swimming in Coleman fuel.
    If the stuff proves stubborn, William,..

    Coleman may be too clean and pure (and pricey).

    The best bang for the buck when it comes to digestivity is the pee out of the pumps.

    Combinations of fuel brands can be the aqua regia that eats even the best of rubbery compounds.

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    Thanks Cotten...
    I picked off most of the "wax" off by hand before soaking in the Coleman fuel (almost 24 hrs.). After the soak, more rubbing with a cloth wet with fuel to remove the remaining residue. The gear came out fairly clean (and no damage to machined surfaces). Photos of cleaned gear with a light coat of spray oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wideglide38 View Post
    .... The gear came out fairly clean (and no damage to machined surfaces)....
    You're right, William!

    P4gas might even eat machined surfaces eventually.

    Lately I've been using a walnut hull tumbler.
    (Wish I knew how to make a video, but instead imagine it at rotisserie speed.)

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    Nice tumbler Cotten. Looks great for small parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wideglide38 View Post
    Nice tumbler Cotten. Looks great for small parts.
    William
    Thanks William,...

    The price was right.

    The support rod through the tank could easily mount a MDG, but honestly, I'd just run it through my hull blast cabinet down in the pit.
    Yet the tumbler might produce a better polish.

    And probably use less electricity.

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