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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Radiator Clean-up & Painting Reply with quote

I'm about to start working on my M38 radiator. It's in good shape and really dirty. Anyone have tips on clean-up and painting?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If really dirty means the core openings are plugged up then do yourself a favor and take it to a radiator shop and get it professionally cleaned and repainted.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:51 am    Post subject: Radiator Clean-up & Painting Reply with quote

Just dirty on the outside I suspect. A very good functioning radiator when the jeep was last running. Just thought someone might have some tips on clean-up. Maybe it'll just take hours of hard work like everything else.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You cannot beat a thorough professional cleaning which includes hot tanking and flushing the years of sediment out of the core. Place a mirror in the top and bottom tanks and with a strong light look at the interiors. A bore scope is even better. If you see plugging in the core tubes top or bottom or heavy scaly deposits on the tanks take it to a real metal radiator shop.

While on this topic "Bore Scope" they are not as expensive as they use to be and you can get a nice long USB corded probe that connects directly to you lap top so you can record photos of the interiors for under $60.

https://www.amazon.com/Endoscope-Borescope-Waterproof-Inspection-Adjustable/dp/B01N19YCC3/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=shopperz_origin3-20&ascsubtag=264843503-2-302382793.1551722212&SubscriptionId=AKIAJO7E5OLQ67NVPFZA
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:41 am    Post subject: Radiator Clean-up & Painting Reply with quote

Thanks Wes.
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