Craftsman Saw Rebuild #2: 113.29990 Cleaning Face Plate

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Blog entry by inghamworkshop posted 08-31-2016 02:07 AM 1050 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Intro and Gameplan! Part 2 of Craftsman Saw Rebuild series Part 3: Face Plate Clean Up »

I’m looking for som help and guidance here. I decided to try and tackle the cleaning of the silver plate on the front of the saw, which I believe is aluminum, and I’m hoping someone more knowledgeable than me can help.

Here’s what I started with:

My initial thought was to use water, mild soap and a nylon bristle brush. That did clean a good portion of the large easy to get stuff, but it’s left me with this.

I don’t want to do something that I can’t take back so I’m trying to be cautious with my next step. Does anyone have any experience or suggestion on cleaning this up?

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#1 posted 09-01-2016 10:42 AM

You might want to try a paint stripper first…avoid steel wool. With that said, if the piece is aluminum and this is powder coated paint, then your best bet is to have it blasted with plastic bead media at a local auto paint business.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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#2 posted 09-02-2016 04:16 PM

I’d try a brass wheel in a grinder.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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