Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by baz, Jan 16, 2020 at 6:20 AM.
Aren't dishwashers a wonderful thing for Norton commando parts!!
Oh, YES THEY ARE!
Seen here behind my co-worker with skull ring.
I wouldn't even consider it. My dishwasher ruined the aluminum parts of my meat grinder - it left a nasty grey film that took hours to polish off.
That’s the caustic soap. Reserved for cleaning gas tank interiors.
What are your wife's thoughts on that?
This covering is Aluminium Phosphate, it comes from the phosphates in the dishwasher detergent. So look out for phosphate free dishwasher detergent or use a no foam phosphate free detergent. Whatever you do do not use Fairy Liquid or other hand washing liquids as your dishwasher will turn into a foaming monster.
You remind me of a well known UK tv advert sometime ago of a Robbie someone taking bike crankcase out of the dishwasher.
Here is a freshly washed combat head. The head was first bead blasted, washed with soapy water multiple times, and then sent through the regular cycle with Cascade action pak detergent pods.
It did darken slightly, but not enough to lose any sleep over.
I'm divorced and live alone!!!!!! Draw your own conclusions
I've just done my swing arm in mine did a wonderful job getting chain lube off!!
Like your later post stated . You are divorced. Maybe this is one of the reasons LOL
Boiling in a big pan of soapy water works well too. Surprising what oozes out of the pores. Works very well with carbs too.
1993 cleaned my crankcases a treat. Then took a day to clean up the dishwasher. She wasn't happy and we parted company a few years later. No sense of humour !
Should have done it when she (the missus) was out for the whole day. It's OK to do it, but don't get caught!
Yes they are, you can poach a whole Salmon and cook a big Turkey, and then brown In the oven.
Even though my boys disconnected many years ago , I still value them immensely , using her dishwasher for bike parts , they would be in danger of coming off ....! Plus she thinks I don’t know how to operate it .....
Well I dont know about washing my bike parts but now I now how to cut the knot with the old lady!
Vapor blasting will save your marriage - connubial bliss through technology!
Vapor blasting does the same thing in one step.