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chewie2006 11-13-2012 03:57 PM

Some rust on camshafts
 
So im rebuilding the engine on a junked bmw from my landlord, and upon inspecting the camshafts that i removed today, i saw theres a bit of rust here and there. Wondering what the best way to clean it off is. So far the best way ive read about is a soft rag and alot of wd40. Any input on this?

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chewie2006 11-13-2012 04:52 PM

Anybody, ideas?

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edjack 11-13-2012 05:05 PM

How about a brass wire brush and 3-in-1 oil? Brush axially, not across the lobe face.

JimLev 11-13-2012 05:40 PM

Coke is suppose to remove rust to.

chewie2006 11-13-2012 05:50 PM

I was just reading through and saw that peanut butter is a good preventative for rust while in storage......how does someone come across that thought process? Haha. And i think ill use a light oil and bushpad thing. Seems the safest idea

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kmorgan_260 11-13-2012 05:53 PM

I used 2000 grit sand paper and WD-40 for the same problem. With some patience and elbow grease it will turn out like new.

chewie2006 11-14-2012 05:22 PM

Thanks for the input. Those green pads and wd40 works perfect. Decided id scrub the entire shaft down and it looks remarkable. Still got a bit to do, but but definitely worth it.

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