engine and aluminum restoring

Post your general FAQs, comments & questions regarding all Ducati engine & transmission restoration here. [Specific engine FAQs should go in the 'BevelHeaven Garage' section.]
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shane_tbird
Cucciolo - the Lil Pup
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engine and aluminum restoring

Post by shane_tbird » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:16 pm

any one had much to do with the stainless steel brushes used for the restoring of the fins, heads , block the finsh is unreal but do they work ?

http://www.machinerycleanery.com/



do they work , sizes , thoughts please

nottonight68
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Post by nottonight68 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:35 am

as no one else has--yes shane.i got a pair--big and small--heres my experience
1-they are expensive to purchase
2-they are top quality and re-usable-----you can keep on cutting em and using em
3-i could not clean my old scummy motor up to new -as in the hype---ever----i tried and ended up getting it blasted
this said-i would recommend them to any restorer-they are great(specially for rough castings in middle of engine side covers)-theres hundreds of uses for them--but sometimes they can clean-and without the proper recoat-ie zink---stuff will just rust-pm me --theres a guy doing his own zinking
so much time--so little to say

shane_tbird
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Post by shane_tbird » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:41 am

great feed back i thought they were no magic bullet

geez if this was hypermotard feed back i'd get 40 threads

thanks nottoning night 68
shanetbird

radecal
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Post by radecal » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:39 pm

You said you purchased 2 and couldn't do the finish like on the website. You needed to read the instructions as it explains how to do it. Need more than just 2 types to have a complete success. They last forever as well.
Check this website out as the brushes bought the engine back to this condition from tatty.
http://people.aapt.net.au/~arkay/richo_roundcase.html
Regards
RAD
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Steve Foster
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Post by Steve Foster » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:54 am

Yes - I have used them and I was happy with the outcome. Having said that, though, I also used thick dish-washing scourer pads which I cut into strips to get a really good finish between the fins.
Cheers,
Steve.
1974 Ducati 750 GT

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