Ray, I wish I had a steam cleaner. I have bid on several over the years but when the bids get ridiculous I drop out. Steam cleaning would save a step but since I have the material and the time I can build the hot tank and have it around for other projects also.Ray III wrote:Hot tank? Just find a steam cleaner (pressure washer with a boiler). Those things will remove paint and radiator fins.
Running all the parts through the hot tank will save me the time it would take to clean them in the parts washer, and at $105 a fill now that is a lot of money, the final drive parts from the crawler I have cleaned wiped out the last batch of solvent in the tank. I need to get ten gallons of solvent and clean my parts washer also. The solvent never goes on sale where I buy it, I am lucky that they keep it in stock at least.
This is the tank that will become my hot tank. I will add legs, and use a propane burner to heat it with.
This end cap will be removed, and the other end will be the bottom of the tank. I am thinking of adding a removable grate to the bottom to set the parts on so I can do multiple smaller parts at one time.