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Bethlehem Blowing Engines Update


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Old 11-17-2008, 08:54:32 AM
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Default Bethlehem Blowing Engines Update

This past weekend I was out in Bethlehem with a couple of volunteers. When we arrived on Friday it was so warm and muggy that the interior of the blowing engine house was enveloped in fog. Saturday it rained for most of the day but we were able to try out a new and stronger degreaser which worked perfectly. When we got back into the building on Sunday morning the temp had dropped by about 20 degrees and that helped dry out the building and engine. With the engine prepped for painting I decided that it was now or never to put the paint on! I used an airless sprayer and did all of the painting in an hour and a half with minimal overspray.







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What was the degreaser you used? The engine looks great in its new coat of green paint.

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What type of engine are these. They look gargantuan.

Also - it looks like there are quite a few of these. What are some of the details of the engine house

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Default Re: Bethlehem Blowing Engines Update

There should be links to similar threads in the bottom of this page about the Bethlehem engines. I put a bit of background about them in those threads.

For a degreaser we used a Gunk product called SC super concentrate. Its mixed with diesel fuel and works great. I spray it on and let it soak in then pressure wash off. Grease just lifts right off. I also use the same mixture in my parts washer at home. It seems counterintuitive but it leaves no oily residue on the cleaned surface.
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