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    Default What are pumps made out of?

    I dont mean the impeller i mean tha actual Bowl and Suction housing. Im thinking of having my bowl acid dipped or baked like an engine block to get all the crap out of it but didnt know what it was made of. BTW if you know of a DIY way of cleaning out one of these badboys then let me know.
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    not sure what there made of but i see them powdercoated so u shoiuld be able to do what u want to

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    I assume steel, i just wasnt sure if they were steel or aluminum or what... Didnt want to take a chance and wreck one... :-)
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    What are you trying to clean out of it?

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    They're cast aluminum. Real soft material...super easy to drill/tap them.

    I definitely wouldn't acid dip them. They're powder coated so you'd need a blast cabinet. Sand/bead blasting them is about the only way I know of to strip 'em.



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    Cast aluminum, what the heck is on the pump that needs to be boiled out of it, Check out Extrude Hone...

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    blast and powdercoat would probably be the way to go then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    Cast aluminum, what the heck is on the pump that needs to be boiled out of it, Check out Extrude Hone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinTurbo540 View Post
    What are you trying to clean out of it?

    Just the grease channel.. If its alluminum then i dont think i can have it baked or dipped. Oh well i guess i can allways just flush it with fresh grease.. Just thought while i had it off i would clean it real good...
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    Sean they are aluminum alloy ,if you wany to clean it use somthing like Castrol super kleen and pressure washing , if you want to strip the many coats of exterior anti fouling paint we use aircraft stripper Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Sean they are aluminum alloy ,if you wany to clean it use somthing like Castrol super kleen and pressure washing , if you want to strip the many coats of exterior anti fouling paint we use aircraft stripper Tom
    I dont care about the outside i was more conserned about the inside and cleaning out all the old grease as to not contaminate the new grease when i re-assemble.
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    I read somewhere that you can strip powder coating with Easy Off oven cleaner. Don't know how you would clean the inside of the bowl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetaholic View Post
    They're cast aluminum. Real soft material...super easy to drill/tap them.

    I definitely wouldn't acid dip them. They're powder coated so you'd need a blast cabinet. Sand/bead blasting them is about the only way I know of to strip 'em.
    Dammit I wanted to see the after picture ...

    I know I've seen a CNC'd suction piece, but isn't there a CNC'd bowl....
    I should have saved the picture.

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    You will want a water soluble degreaser, if the seal had gone south on you, the grease oil, becomes a yellow mess, and hard to clean out. I've used warm soapy water and diesel fuel, makes for a great degreaser. Use compressed air to remove any residual water when done cleaning

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