Saturday, May 11, 2013

Naval Jelly

When Steven started working on the pitman rod, I realized that I was missing the very important adjustment pieces.  Then I found them; in the naval jelly. I had put them there on Sunday.   Oh boy did they clean up nicely.

I figured it was worth a try, so I stuck the cone bearings in some naval jelly and left them for a few days.

It was.

I rinsed and scrubbed that gunk off.   And they looked like new.  But I still couldn't budge them.  But boy were they clean

That naval jelly does work.  It will turn the item black but I scrubbed with a wire brush and it restored the metal look. 

No after photos.  Poor planning on my part.  But WAIT  there is more.  In the next post.


  1. One of the neighbors was working on a sewing machine. He said he used oven cleaner on a q tip to clean up an old gear. have you ever tried it?

    1. Nope. I use Kerosene. That is toxic enough for me and it works well. Plus I don't have to worry about it spilling over on the the rest of the machine since it is a petroleum product.