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anyone aposed to wood bleaching a block???? chemistry?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by elcamino65, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. elcamino65
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    elcamino65
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    from washington

    SO heres the deal I have a 259 poly bock machined with new cam bearings ect. Ive disassembled the block and want to clean up the outside of the block so i can paint it up all pretty. Ive tried the wood bleach oxalic acid stuff before and it did pretty good. I know it is a relatively weak acid and as far as i can tell it would have to reaction in solution with the matrials in the bearings but i may be wrong. Anyone have objections.
     
  2. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    Muttley
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    I used it as radiator flush last Spring and it worked great. I left it in my car and drove it that way for two weeks, I doubt you would hurt anything.
     
  3. elcamino65
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 277

    elcamino65
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    from washington

    thanks kinda what i though. did it clean the radiator nicely?
     
  4. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    Muttley
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    It did a great job of cleaning the block, the radiator was too far gone at that point and was replaced. I also added an inline filter to the cooling system for a little extra insurance.
     

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