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DaHui
05-22-2009, 02:24 PM
Hi all,

I just bought this chuck. The finish seems quite smooth (not much pitting) but as you can see it's quite discolored. The jaws and scroll look fine so I was wondering what I can do to get it cleaned up. The whole surface of the chuck looks about the same, including the hardinge taper. Is this the kind of rust that naval jelly will take care of? Thanks in advance for your advice.

http://www.borg.com/~hdd/668e.jpg
http://www.borg.com/~hdd/668f.jpg

barts
05-22-2009, 07:20 PM
I'd go after this with a bit of wd-40 and some scotch-brite pads...

- Bart

Bill Pace
05-22-2009, 07:36 PM
Take it apart and bead blast or walnut shell blast, clean and reassemble -- will probably look like new.
I did a 3 jaw that had been underwater in a hurricane a while back and it came back beautifully with bead blasting.

G1K
05-22-2009, 09:13 PM
Try some automatic transmission fluid with a maroon scotch brite pad, that should do it based on the pics provided. If you need something more aggressive, a brass wire wheel will take the crud off.

Here's a bison I did with the brass wire wheel, maroon scotchbrite, and some ATF> I then lubed it with way oil. It's smooth as silk now

Before:
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/gonekayatgmailcom/chuck01.jpg
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/gonekayatgmailcom/chuck02.jpg

after
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/gonekayatgmailcom/chuck05.jpg

R

Okuma2540
05-26-2009, 04:37 PM
Knorrostol