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Mark100

posted on 1/10/15 at 09:07 PM Reply With Quote
cleaningpowderfrom threads

ive had the dry build line up fine on the steering then sent bits off for powder coating
the problem comes when ive gone to put it all back together
the extensions are coated and now the rack carnt screw in to them far enoght

is there anyway of getting the powder out of the threads inside the extension
I know tap but buy the time the taps in its hittings the bottom
I carnt get the bottom half clean ??????????????????

is there a chemical I can por in to melt the powder ????????

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mark chandler

posted on 1/10/15 at 09:14 PM Reply With Quote
Scrap bolt, cut some slots in the thread like a tap and use that to clean the threads up.
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Slimy38

posted on 1/10/15 at 09:27 PM Reply With Quote
I was going to suggest a bottoming tap, but considering it's just to clean up the threads rather than cut them the cut bolt idea seems like the best approach to me.
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Angel Acevedo

posted on 1/10/15 at 10:28 PM Reply With Quote
Probably the dust is adhering to the part due to electrostatic forces.
Water and degreaser or spirits should do the trick.
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gremlin1234

posted on 1/10/15 at 11:29 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Slimy38
I was going to suggest a bottoming tap, but considering it's just to clean up the threads rather than cut them the cut bolt idea seems like the best approach to me.
ditto

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CosKev3

posted on 2/10/15 at 07:13 AM Reply With Quote
Pop some nitromors/paint stripper in there very carfully, then use the old bolt.

You can be thread cleaning kits from the likes of snap on,if you've got any m8's work in a garage they might have a set,like a tap but not made for cutting new threads.

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blue2cv

posted on 2/10/15 at 07:35 AM Reply With Quote
Just use the plug tap, ie the one with the fullest amount teeth on it, it will on take out what isnt supposed to be there
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cloudy

posted on 2/10/15 at 11:39 AM Reply With Quote
Fill with acetone or nail polish remover? That should soften up the powder coat...





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nilocp

posted on 20/7/16 at 08:56 PM Reply With Quote
Next time, leave some old bolts in the inserts!

It is much quicker to remove them, than re-tapping!

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gremlin1234

posted on 20/7/16 at 09:21 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nilocp
Next time, leave some old bolts in the inserts!

It is much quicker to remove them, than re-tapping!
nope, that tears the powdercoat as you remove them.
silicon plugs could be used.

[Edited on 20/7/16 by gremlin1234]

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coyoteboy

posted on 21/7/16 at 07:18 AM Reply With Quote
Next time use a decent powder coat firm who mask the holes!





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CosKev3

posted on 21/7/16 at 08:36 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gremlin1234
quote:
Originally posted by nilocp
Next time, leave some old bolts in the inserts!

It is much quicker to remove them, than re-tapping!
nope, that tears the powdercoat as you remove them.
silicon plugs could be used.

[Edited on 20/7/16 by gremlin1234]


Bolts are fine as log you remove them before the coating goes hard/cools

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coyoteboy

posted on 21/7/16 at 04:22 PM Reply With Quote
Zee proper way

https://powderproshop.com/products/182-piece-powder-coating-paint-masking-kit-high-temp-silicone-plugs-caps-tape





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