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Jeroen van der Velden
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Best way to clean a magnesium transmission case?

#1 Post by Jeroen van der Velden » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:05 am

i am rebuilding a split transmission and would like to clean the magnesium housing.
what would be the best way to clean it?
i am thinking about sodablasting. anyone have experience with this?


thanks Jeroen
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Re: Best way to clean a magnesium transmission case?

#2 Post by Joris Koning » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:49 am

Ultrasonic cleaning - wet blasting - ultrasonic cleaning - chromating
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Re: Best way to clean a magnesium transmission case?

#3 Post by Jeroen van der Velden » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:17 am

Thanks Joris,

Do you know a company here in the Netherlands who can do the chromating?
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Re: Best way to clean a magnesium transmission case?

#4 Post by Martin Benade » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:06 am

Jeroen, I like your avatar. Do you drive it like that?

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Re: Best way to clean a magnesium transmission case?

#5 Post by Jeroen van der Velden » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:15 am

Thanks Martin, yes i drive it like that. hoping to find a set of original wheels sometime :)
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Re: Best way to clean a magnesium transmission case?

#6 Post by Joe Ruiz » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:42 am

Here is a 519 splitcase transmission that I did for Peter Dunkel's original 550 Spyder while back.

I offer this chem. treatment as a service for anyone who has a splitcase transmission or a
Porsche Pre-A 2pc. case/block.

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#7 Post by glen hamner » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:57 pm

Mighty purdy Joe.

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#8 Post by Martin Benade » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:36 pm

Joe, what type of coating is that?

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Re: Best way to clean a magnesium transmission case?

#9 Post by Joe Ruiz » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:25 pm

chromating

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