<VV> Advice - cleaning solution for suspension before paint

Mark Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 00:05:46 EDT 2010

Joe, just some paint thinner should cut the grease, but will leave a film.
Do not spray water into/under your ball joint seals.

I use cheap Walmart brake cleaner spray cans to get the film off of parts,
it evaporates and does not leave a residue. DON'T BREATHE THE STUFF.

Mark Durham

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 4:57 PM, <Taruffi57 at aol.com> wrote:

> As some of you know, I just had my '69 coupe painted, and my painter
> (in)conveniently got overspray on just about everything.  Now, I was going
>  to
> clean and undercoat the wheelwells anyway, but I had already cleaned,
> primed
> and painted most everything else under the car some time ago.  I now have
> to do a lot of that over.  I will pressure wash everything, but where there
> is grease on the joints, etc. pressure washing isn't going to get it to a
> paintably(?) clean surface.  Any tips on a cleaning solution that I can use
> with various scrub brushes would be welcomed.  My pressure washer is water
> only as I lost the cleaner tank yrs. ago.
> Incidentally, that little Honda engined unit was bought yrs. ago for my
> business, and sits - sometimes for a year or more, w/o being cranked.  I
> changed the oil a couple of times, but not much else, and it never fails to
>  start - with old gas, on either the first or second pull.  You can't kill
> the thing.
> Joe Dunlap
> Florida
> 2 Corvairs
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