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Hi all,
I've had a "new" oil pan for my FB (well, I bought it for my old coupe but that has been sold...so now the new FB gets it!) Well, it has been sitting in my basement for a about 2 yrs now and it has built some nice surface rusty on the inside of the pan (yes, I should have put it in a plastic bag or something!!). I'm wondering what might be the best way to get the surface rust off? i'm thinking some steel whool and a good washing?

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Mike

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The BEST way (and easiest) is to bead blast it. Short of that your steel wool (whool.....*G*) will work fine.

Hal
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See - I typed wool and said "hmm, that doesn't look right!" LOL! :) Maybe I'll used spell check next time!

Maybe I'll just ask John who is working on my car to blast the pan when he is blasting the engine bay. I'll prob. try some steel wool!! 1st and see how long that will take.

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Mike

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Yeah, a SOS pad and some elbow grease....*G*

You could also try a wire cup or wheel in a drill motor or die grinder...

Hal's suggestion of bead blasting is the easiest but most guys don't have blasting cabinets or sandblasting equipment in their garage....BTW, if you are doing mechanical work, a small abrasive cabinet and a parts washer are two investments that will return many times their cost over your lifetime of working on cars...

I realize not everyone can have Midlife's dream garage though...hehehe



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