Master Claude - Cleaning Aluminum parts

Cleaning aluminum cast engine block can be a really tough problem. Claude explains how to start and what you can use for polishing.

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How To Clean and Polish Aluminum and Alloy Metal Engine Polishing on Café Racers or hot rods
Subscribe for weekly videos: Here is a "how to" on aluminum and alloy metal engine polishing using simple household items and your drill. I'm going to polish my entire café racer custom motorcycle engine! Awesome process for your garage builds and hot rod ! Send me stuff ! Yes- I actually do send stickers out to those who contribute bits, parts, stuff for my projects and pretty much everyone who I talk about or thank in my videos. If you want to send me bike stuff, things for potential use in videos or tools to review etc. (or even just cash donations ! ) mail them to me: Ichiban Moto PO Box 1362 Highland Park, IL 60035 USA Yes- you can just buy Ichiban Moto stickers - they are on ebay. If you don't have ebay/ paypal, you may mail me a minimum donation of $1 per sticker- along with your self addressed and stamped envelope. Stickers and donations are how I fund this fun !

DIY Baking Soda Blaster
I know I didn't show the hub before the blasting, but it's from my 1980 Motobecane Grand Touring bicycle and probably had 33 years worth of a yellow-brown gunky junk coating. It would've been a pain to clean it thoroughly with brushes and solvent. This is also an excellent method for carburetor cleaning when there's a risk you'll damage rubber parts with solvent. When finished blasting, just rinse with warm water.

Vincent Rapide Motorcycle Engine Clean Up. Vapour Blast
Aqua Vapour Blasting a Vincent Rapide Motorcycle Engine. See the total transformation with actual footage of Vapour Blasing in progress.

Making an Aluminum Way Cover Part 1: Casting the Part in my Backyard Foundry
Casting an aluminum copy of the missing way cover for the Georgia Museum of Agriculture's Lodge & Shipley lathe using an original cast iron cover as a pattern.