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capslock 12-23-2009 09:52 AM

Clean oil off of tools, also clean the inside of a compressor
 
More specifically an oil-run air compressor.

I bought it used, very old. It's a bit rusty but the most important thing is that it's very grimy.

What is the best material to clean oil grime off of the compressor / motor / wires / belt / piston casing?

Also, the previous owner never seemed to clean the compressor inside and out. When i removed the drain plug, I had to poke the inside with a stick because the drain hole was plugged by all the oil grime.

Is there anyway to clean the interior of an air compressor?

Bondo 12-23-2009 12:36 PM

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What is the best material to clean oil grime off of the compressor / motor / wires / belt / piston casing?
Ayuh,... Kerosine or whatever solvent you'd like to use...
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Is there anyway to clean the interior of an air compressor?
Nope,... Not really, just drain it more often...

Rebuilding the compressor head should eliminate the excess oil problem...


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