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oil air filter

Postby winton » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:00 pm

will it hurt the screen or inside of a oil type air filter to put it in a electrolysis tank? i'd like to get it stripped for paint,but can't get the screen out.

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Re: oil air filter

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:04 pm

I have no first hand experience with what you propose, but my guess would be that the heavy steel wool type material in the air cleaner body would not hold up well in an e-tank. I would use aircraft stripper on that particular part. When I did one several years ago, I bead blasted the outside and taped up the open/mesh area at the base to prevent damage and keep the media out.
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Re: oil air filter

Postby Eugene » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:23 pm

I would use a chemical stripper or hand sand.

Something to consider is that the mesh inside the air cleaner is coated/soaked in engine oil.
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Re: oil air filter

Postby SONNY » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:48 pm

I wouldn't mess around too much with air cleaners!---Just wash it off real good with alki gas and blow/wipe dry and call it good! thanks; sonny
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Re: oil air filter

Postby Stanton » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:27 pm

SONNY wrote:I wouldn't mess around too much with air cleaners!---Just wash it off real good with alki gas and blow/wipe dry and call it good! thanks; sonny


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Re: oil air filter

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:04 pm

I think it is just made up of steel wire. I don't see how an e-tank can hurt it (unless you hook it up backwards!).

If you have a tank set up, I'd put it in for an hour or so and check it. It will probably take that long just to soak the dirt out of it.

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Re: oil air filter

Postby SONNY » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:31 pm

Mine look like steel wire!--- never tried to take it out,--Dad took other tractor cleaners apart and washed the inner wire out with gas.---not sure if the cubs inner element comes out or not! thanks; sonny
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Re: oil air filter

Postby gitractorman » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:45 am

I agree with Jim. There should be no problem in the e-tank, but I'd do an hour at a time and keep an eye on it. The steel wire is probably heavier gauge than the sheet metal on the inlet/outlet tubes, and it's steel, so there should be no compatibility problems with it.

I've rinsed the inside of them out before with acetone to get all the oil/dirt out, then just used a wire wheel on an angle grinder to remove the outside paint. Wipe it down again with acetone, then paint it. You could probably do this all in about 15 to 30-min, so if time is an issue, that's how I would do it.
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Re: oil air filter

Postby SouthernOutlaw » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:50 am

I use my e-tank several times a week. Have a 30 gal and am building a 100 gal. The only problem I would see is it may make the element Inside the filter harder to clean if it gums it up. Not sure if it is a fine screen or course. Like was stated above 5 min with a wire brush on a grinder ot drill and paint.

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Re: oil air filter

Postby winton » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:30 pm

I decided to just soak overnight,rinse and used paint remover and wire wheel.But I still like my e-tank,that thing works great.if I ever do another tractor i'll build a larger one.


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