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I have an 87 Buick Grand National that is getting a new paint job. My problem is this, stripping the paint was done with soda blasting, the engine compartment was spotless, now every nook and cranny is covered in baking soda dust. I want to avoid spraying down with water because 25 year old wiring dosent like that much. Any helpfull ideas?? Compressed air didnt do much as the dust sticks to everything.

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It'll take some time, but I think you're going to have to wipe it all down by hand as much as you can since you don't want to use water.

I suggest just wiping a dry micro over everything to get the dust off, then going over it all with VRT and a clean micro or In and Out Spray sprayed onto the micro, then wipe. :2thumbs:

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This may be a long shot, and I'm no expert on washing an engine as I've never done it but.....

 

I know an older guy that (says he) washes his wedding machines down with baking soda and water. Now, the introduction of water in the armature is no bueno at all. However if allowed to dry, there is no real damage. Mine have been the victims of rain a time or two, they just have to dry thoroughly before even thinking about welding with them.

 

If the engine wiring was not subject to extreme situations where corrosion would be evident, could it be possible to take the battery out, cover your filters and larger electrical devices ( alternator, fuse box, etc) and lightly mist the engine down with water? Of course things would need to be dried and let dry for a few days at least. I know you don't want to introduce water but I couldn't imagine being able to get it all out without water. I'm not sure what baking soda would do to wiring over time if left alone.

 

Anyways, that's just a thought. Hope you can find a fairly painless solution to your problem.

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