Minerva: The S54 powered, better than new, daily driver

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Re: Minerva: The S54 powered, better than new, daily driver

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cek wrote: Nov 11, 2020 10:28 AM
hunneman wrote: Nov 11, 2020 8:59 AM Very impressive workmanship on Minerva..Great job!.
I have a question, how did you remove the cosmoline from the heat shields..I am in the process of installing mine.
I can't get them to come out like new like you did....The heat shield under the passenger side I powder coated mine..
if you can share any tips..
The trick is:

1) Oil Eater
2) Scotchbrite sponges
3) Elbow grease
4) Rinse and repeat

Opinions differ on what product to use, but I swear by Oil Eater:

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Get the parts wet.

Spray diluted Oil Eater on them.

Let it sit for a few minutes.

Use your Scotchbrite pads to scrub-a-dub-dub. It is hard work.

Once you've made progress stop, rinse it all off with water and repeat the above until done.

Some of the cosmoline will be very hard to get off. In the past I've had success using either a heat gun or a steam cleaner to warm it up to soften it.

I've also had some success letting it with diesel fuel.

A brass wire brush can be used, but be very careful as that's very aggressive and will leave scratches which you'll then have to remove (if you are as anal as I am).

I didn't have to resort to anything but Oil Eater for these.


If only I had the patience. :facepalm:
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Re: Minerva: The S54 powered, better than new, daily driver

Post by cek »

All knobs are all new.

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Last night I took my not-really-my-son-in-law-but-feels-like-it for a spirited drive. I think I scared him a little.
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