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Old 02-13-2011, 08:14 PM
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True steam is gonna run about 280-300 degrees and will probably require little if any degreaser.... If you use hot water pressure washer (180-200 degrees) you will definitely need some degreaser and cold water will require even more chemical. For the most thorough clean I recommend true steam but it's a huge unit and can be a PITA to obtain. It really depends on your limitations and willingness to use chemical as well as how clean you really want it to end up.
It has to be clean, clean for paint primer and paint. The car wash guy was recomended from someone, and he said it will take at least 2 passes. Total cost for engine, undercarrage and to detail the engine and compartment 60 dollars.

I wounder how much more it would be for steam cleaning?. Don't know about the engine though. I don't want to have any electrical problems after the cleaning.
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ill go to the basement and take a pic of my unit. isnt to big i like it.
Sounds like you have a vapor steamer. A steamer they use on cars looks like this:



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I wounder how much more it would be for steam cleaning?. Don't know about the engine though. I don't want to have any electrical problems after the cleaning.
Here's the local shop that we refer people to for true steam cleaning. They have a prices tab and it's listed there.
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Sounds like you have a vapor steamer. A steamer they use on cars looks like this:





Here's the local shop that we refer people to for true steam cleaning. They have a prices tab and it's listed there.
Thats not a bad price at all. I'm in Jersey though.
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Well I was just hoping it would give you a ballpark to expect.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:58 PM
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Well I was just hoping it would give you a ballpark to expect.
Here in South Jersey it would probally be 25.00 more. When I was looking for someone I coulden't find anyone that had a choice. They all use power washers. This guy has lots of experiance. he understands it needs to be that clean for painting.

I'm actually thinking of getting it done before I get to the surface rust, and after to get all of the rust dist out from under from sanding and using steel wool. Probally woulden't hurt to do that...

The other obstical, I haveen't figured out yet is to get it high off the ground. I would like to get it up at least a foot. I'll be doing the surface rust and painting here at home (Brush and air spray). Thought about renting a bay for a few days, but thats expensive... I am still undesided on how to get it high enough and safely high enough.

To take it to someone really isent the way I want to go, It's supposed to be My project, anyone can send it out to get things done. You know?. I have the garage doing some of the work only because the tools to do it are more then the cost to do it myself.

I purchased the Ford shop manual from eBay, and it helps a lot. Even the garage guyes needed it for a few things also. Therefore, time was cut, therefor lowering the repair cost

You woulden't consider comming to South Jersey would you?. LOL...
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:04 PM
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now your truck might not start right after don't worry mine usually don't every time, sometimes water gets in some connections wait a hour or to for it to dry and shazbam it starts great again.

now just make sure when you get it back to go over it with lackur or dx330(ppgs version of lackur. it is allot better but more $$) necause you dont want any remaining film of degreaser on it when you go paint.how my engine painting process goes. steam pressure wash. wait a day to dry complety. sand, rinse wait a day and go over everything with the dx330(lajur is fine too) and then paint. always comes out great for me

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you can make a booth ive seen great pant jobs com from home made encloses only to paint for like a week or so. plastic sheeting dehumidifier if its super humid and some fans
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I definitely reccomend steam but if you take it to someone most shops are gonna only have cold water. You could ask the shop or ask a local pressure washer distributed if they can recommend someone who will do steam. The units can also be rented in most areas but that's a whole other animal.
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now your truck might not start right after don't worry mine usually don't every time, sometimes water gets in some connections wait a hour or to for it to dry and shazbam it starts great again.

now just make sure when you get it back to go over it with lackur or dx330(ppgs version of lackur. it is allot better but more $$) necause you dont want any remaining film of degreaser on it when you go paint.how my engine painting process goes. steam pressure wash. wait a day to dry complety. sand, rinse wait a day and go over everything with the dx330(lajur is fine too) and then paint. always comes out great for me

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you can make a booth ive seen great pant jobs com from home made encloses only to paint for like a week or so. plastic sheeting dehumidifier if its super humid and some fans
He's gonna use a gegreaser. he did say to wait and let dry a while befor I take it home. I have to drive about a 1/2 hour to get there, and hang out in the town for some of the day. After he's done it should be ready to paint.

The only outer body painting I have to do is the roof. All else is under and the engine and compartment...
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