best way to clean old bolts

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  1. KingofThings

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    Meant to add that I only tumble sets of things from specific areas, such as a fender, together. When done they go right back in their zip bag for paint later.
     
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    Pics please before and after!
     
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    And after they are cleaned..........

     
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    first try using what I have.

    I hit the bolts with wire wheel, and then soaked in T9. This was just a test. Seems to have cleaned them up pretty good, not sure about long term. pretty sure this stuff can wear off.

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    WIRE WHEEL : Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh sh*t'
     
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  6. KingofThings

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    Partly why I heave them into the tumblers to have them do all the dirty work. :)
     
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  7. Twisted_Metal

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    But the wire wheel takes off all the paint, rust and/or greasy stuff so all you have to do is wipe the spider webs off. (When you finally find them.) ;)
     
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    If the manganese phosphate finish is still good, Boeshield works well. Parkerizing tumbled bolts brings them back to like new, if not pitted.
     
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    Hadn’t heard the term Parkerizing before, thanks!
     

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