Motorcycle Hardware And Parts Cleaner
PRODUCT REVIEW • by Chris Maida
Need to clean up some rusty hardware or brackets? Forget the wire wheel! This Eastwood 18-pound Vibratory Tumbler (#20153/$249.99) does all the work for you. No more risking finger tip skin, shooting parts across the room, or any of the other fun things a wire wheel can do when you’re trying to get into a tight corner or recess on a bracket or bolt. Just add the cleaning media, some water, the rusty parts, and flip the switch. The Tumbler will work its magic on the parts for the next several hours while you do something else.
This Tumbler (a 5-pounder is also available) can hold up to 18 pounds of media, water, and whatever it is you want to clean. It comes with one bowl, 7 pounds of green 1/4″ pyramid-shaped media for removing rust, and 7 pounds of corncob media to lightly polish the parts/hardware once they’re clean. I also got two replacement bowls (#20164/$27.99 each), so I can load the polishing media in its own bowl and load the third bowl with another load of rust-removing media. This way, instead of having to keep swapping the media in the supplied bowl to do different jobs, I just swap out the bowl. Sometimes I also add Eastwood Tumbler Additive Cleaner (#13476Z/$14.99), which helps remove the rust.
Hey, why work harder than you have to? AIM
SOURCES: Eastwood, 800/345-1178, Eastwood.com
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