Clean Aluminum engine parts - Page 2 - CrossfireForum - The Chrysler Crossfire and SRT6 Resource


Detail Shop The place to talk about the daily care of your Crossfire and share the products you use to care for your Crossfire

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ontario canada
Age: 84
Posts: 255
Default Re: Clean Aluminum engine parts

Dave. Happy new year. ??Are you questioning my engine detailing skills??. Lorne
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2017, 07:54 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ontario canada
Age: 84
Posts: 255
Default Re: Clean Aluminum engine parts

Dave. Happy new year.??? Are you questioning my engine detailing skills ???. Lorne
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2017, 11:48 PM
onehundred80's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Caledon, Ontario
Age: 77
Posts: 18,886
Default Re: Clean Aluminum engine parts

Quote:
Originally Posted by lorne View Post
Dave. Happy new year.??? Are you questioning my engine detailing skills ???. Lorne
How do you get that idea?
I'm not questioning your skills at all, and what do you mean by.
Quote:
Dave. Happy new year.???
Everything I write you seem to read something into it that is not there.

By the way the spray did nothing to the corrosion on the plenums that I can see, I'll try the valve covers tomorrow.
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 01-31-2017, 07:48 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ontario canada
Age: 84
Posts: 255
Default Re: Clean Aluminum engine parts

Hello 180 Glad to see you are well, Had not saw many notes for a while so I thought I would wake you up??. Happy New Year to you. Glad I woke you up on one of your good days. Take care see you soon. Lorne
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 154
Default Re: Clean Aluminum engine parts

Dave,
No change or improvement on plenums. Valve covers ? Anywhere ?


Tim
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2017, 06:21 PM
onehundred80's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Caledon, Ontario
Age: 77
Posts: 18,886
Default Re: Clean Aluminum engine parts

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2005 Ragtop View Post
Dave,
No change or improvement on plenums. Valve covers ? Anywhere ?


Tim
No improvement at all, removal of the corrosion marks needs strong chemicals or mechanical cleaning like a fine grit sand blasting or emery cloth or similar. Followed by a clearcoat to retard new oxidation, I say retard because a little nick in the clear coat will allow oxidation to start there.
Mine are just small dots, they bug me but I guess it is painting them or leaving them as they are.
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2017, 06:28 PM
ala_xfire's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lineville, AL
Age: 73
Posts: 10,254
Default Re: Clean Aluminum engine parts

The price you pay for living where salt is used on the roads.
I have a 1989 Probe that I bought new and had for 20 years without a hint of rust or corrosion.
One week long trip to Dayton, Ohio in Feb 2009 saw to that.
I even stopped at a spray off car wash on the way home and hosed 'er down real good, to no avail.
Now the engine looks like crap and I can't clean it up.
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2017, 07:31 PM
onehundred80's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Caledon, Ontario
Age: 77
Posts: 18,886
Default Re: Clean Aluminum engine parts

Quote:
Originally Posted by ala_xfire View Post
The price you pay for living where salt is used on the roads.
I have a 1989 Probe that I bought new and had for 20 years without a hint of rust or corrosion.
One week long trip to Dayton, Ohio in Feb 2009 saw to that.
I even stopped at a spray off car wash on the way home and hosed 'er down real good, to no avail.
Now the engine looks like crap and I can't clean it up.
Fortunately it only small dots, not even whitish to look at.
My car does not look like it was driven in salty conditions. Living by the ocean can also lead to corrosion, salt in the air settles on the car and attracts water.

Last edited by onehundred80; 03-03-2017 at 10:02 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 02-16-2017, 01:28 AM
UrbanE's Avatar  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Calgary, AB
Age: 53
Posts: 133
Default Re: Clean Aluminum engine parts

Quote:
Originally Posted by onehundred80 View Post
Firtunately it only small dots, not even whitish to look at.
My car does not look like it was driven in salty conditions. Living by the ocean can also lead to corrosion, salt in the air settles on the car and attracts water.
ive tried everything and nothing brought back the shine. If you want it to look like new, paint it.

Its faster, easier and yields an amazing Result.
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 07-11-2017, 01:21 PM
copperfieldkid's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 22
Default Re: Clean Aluminum engine parts

I combined using a wire wheel/brush followed up with spraying hot shine tire spray and the result was excellent. Thanks to all for the good advice! The wire brushing definitely is a prerequisite !

Last edited by copperfieldkid; 07-11-2017 at 01:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #31 (permalink)  
Old 07-11-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Age: 56
Posts: 36
Default Re: Clean Aluminum engine parts

Clean the parts with something like Simple green, then paint them with this using small foam brush and a small art brush. Make sure and keep it stirred when using, it has aluminum shavings suspended in a binding agent. You can paint all of your aluminum parts with it. Guaranteed results every time. In a year it will still look this good, it two years, three years, etc. I then masked off the letters and used an electric sander and brought the letters back to a brushed aluminum look.


Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2004 limited complete part out Antzzy Parts/Accessories for sale 109 01-11-2017 04:38 PM
S.C. - Clutch Plate Pulley Assembly Fla_Xfire_SRT Crossfire SRT6 49 02-15-2016 04:50 PM
Interior Odor Compilation spoiler Crossfire Roadster 28 12-20-2015 12:34 PM
TPMS stem leak - Firestone vs. Discount Tire Kowmander Wheels, Brakes, Tires and Suspension 5 12-05-2015 09:36 PM
thought u guys would get a kick outta this.. krooner Other Cars 0 09-11-2003 02:05 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:08 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.