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Clean that hardware...................

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by 75, Jun 4, 2001.

  1. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    This is simply "general" info:

    When putting stuff back together, I like to make sure the threads on bolts/screws etc are clean - dirty fasteners are not the most pleasant things to work with. The handiest tool I have found for that is a small bench grinder with a wire wheel - just remember those safety glasses!

    And, I also try to make sure I put some "Never-Seize" on the bolts before re-assembly (unless the manual states otherwise, or LocTite is required instead) so that next time, disassembly hopefully won't be too frustrating. I wouldn't say that fasteners treated with the stuff NEVER sieze, but it does help!
  2. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    i just throw the hadware into a tub of deagreaser this takes the worst off.
  3. SMB

    SMB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Our mower came from the dealer with never sieze on the spindle bolts.
    ALWAYS USE IT (never sieze) WHEN PUTTING PULLEYS ON ENGINE SHAFTS We have had several engines in the past with frozen pulleys, it ain't fun, you have to be very careful on most pulleys with a gear puller--or you'll warp them bad.
  4. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    I thought WD-40 was for washing parts off ! ;)
    I always try to carry a can of it. You drop a bolt or nut in the dirt, grab the WD-40 and wash it off. I save the PB Blaster for the tough jobs.
  5. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Messages: 516

    I dont like that stuff, Zep 45 works better

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