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Question How can you clean fluid film for repainting a surface.

I have a blower that I baught that has some corrosin on the impeller housing area, I would like to take it apart, clean the corrosion and repaint it.
The blower has a slippery coat on it, I am guessing it's fluid film, how can I clean that to prepare the surface for repainting?
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I've had good results using Easy Off oven cleaner.
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Just curious for those in the know....will a APC get rid of fluid film ?
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LOL JT Clay
If the grinder must come out, might as well use a knotted

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I've had sandblasting done on my last 2 refurbs and love it, but it is expensive. thinking about getting a decent home system as I continue to do more projects. The quality or the finish is so much better and pop back little pockets of rust at the seams is almost non existent with the sandblasting. The neat thing about farming out good sandblasting is they prime it almost immediately. So, relatively speaking it's not that expensive and it removes a day of spraying right away.
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A little gas on a rag is usually good at removing all kinds of stuff too. Could also try some dawn dish soap or something.

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LOL JT Clay
If the grinder must come out, might as well use a knotted

Just depends on if you have a grinder and use the above or only have a cordless drill.


JT, I know it varies but about how much did it cost to have the deck blasted and was it the underside only or both sides ??

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... lit gas on a rag is usually good at removing all kinds of stuff too.
lit gas? I know what you meant to say, but thought it was funny.

To remove the oil film for paint prep, you would need some sort of solvent vs just a wire wheel to fling it around.

I want to try fluid film some day.
Seems a little odd wanting some oil from sheep to put on my machines.
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Yea, lit gas on a rag is guaranteed to remove just about anything.

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