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  1. #1
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    Remedy for shaft coatings?

    That tar like coating that factories put on motor shafts and squirrel cage shafts, I'm assuming for corrosion resistance.

    How do you get it off? I'm thinking the next time I run into that stuff I'm just going to burn down the building

    What does everybody do to get this junk off?
    I came upon this pile of junk, the torch has been passed. I take ownership of things shaped before me, it is now my responsibility.
    But what are you suppose to do when you see yourself in that pile of junk?

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    sandpaper
    work to live not live to work.

  3. #3
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    Wire wheel on an angle grinder.

  4. #4
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    WD-40 and good sandcloth.
    If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what will never be. (Thomas Jefferson 1816)

  5. #5
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    Wire wheel Sometimes I heat it up with a hand torch and then spray it with water immediately. Makes it easy to sand off
    RTFM!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gib's Son View Post
    WD-40 and good sandcloth.
    Yup, comes rite off with WD-40.
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  7. #7
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    I keep Never Seize in my tool bag, when ever we replace a motor or a blade we coat the shaft with never seize and next time we replace a motor, it is a breeze to get the blade back off. And yeah, WD 40 dissolves tar easily.

  8. #8
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    Spray it with brake cleaner and it should wipe off with ease. Also coat it with a little anti-seize before you install the sheave. If not for you, for the next guy.
    Hope this helps.

  9. #9
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    I use my knife to scrap off what I can then sand paper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gib's Son View Post
    WD-40 and good sandcloth.
    Works great!

  11. #11
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    Tar Trouble

    Yes, WD-40 works pretty well; laquer thinner works better, however, it is more toxic.
    I too use never seize on the shafts - makes doing it the next time a nicer experience.

    Freonguy
    Superheat and subcooling tell it all !

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    Go to the auto parts store and get a can of CRC Brake Kleen for this purpose and Lectra Motive spray for contacts.
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    Rust buster in the little bottle works well.
    I STARTED WITH NOTHING, AND I STILL HAVE MOST OF IT!

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