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    Cleaning MG Belts

    I guess there are worse problems to have

    I have a whole pile of MG42 belts that are completely soaked in motor oil or something, and was wondering if there is a more efficient way of cleaning them.

    Would dunking them in hot soapy water and scrubbing them with a brush be effective? I suppose followed by drying them at a low temperature in the oven?

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    Are they so old that they'd fall apart in a washing machine?
    Not yours, of course- they have laundromats over there, right?

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    Scrubbing with a brush should work, but seems an awful lot of effort.

    Throw them in a pail of diesel.
    Let soak for a couple weeks to loosen/dissolve the crap.
    Hit them with a pressure washer to remove what's left.
    Dip back in diesel as a rust preventative.
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    Just run them through an MG42 a couple times.
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    lol, of all the problems to have...
    spelelluing

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    Here's the procedure I ended up running them through:
    -Boil
    -Scrub with a "tooth brush" in hot soapy water [dish soap]
    -Boil Again in clean water
    -Rinse
    -Dry in the oven at 75 deg C.
    -Inspect and give a light coat of gun oil

    Worked out pretty good.
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    Sounds like a good class assignment for your students...

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    5 gallon plastic bucket with lid+ a few liters of solvent+ assorted nutn'bolts as the abrasive. Add all together, fasten down the lid and give a good shaking . Stop, wait, do again. When clean of crap, empty bucket , add some Euro style SimpleGreen and rinse. remove the works, hang belts to drip dry then oil lightly.
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    Soak in solvent, rinse, scrub with Simple Green to do final degrease, light coat of oil, good to go.

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