How Do I clean up Locking hubs? (1 Viewer)

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Hi all,

Im doing a resto on a HJ47 ute, and I am now to a point where I want to clean up the chrome hub pieces? and I have no idea how to get the rust petina of them? If its not easy or cheap I will just paint them, but even then I dont know how to paint it.






I am also about to do the lock mechanism as well, do people suggest I separate and paint red and black?



Thanks for any advice.
 
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There are a couple of different ways to clean that up. You can use a steel wool pad with metal or chrome polish. You can also use a balled up piece of aluminum foil with polish. Both have worked really well for me.
 
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There is a product called Evapo-Rust that will remove the rust. Simply soak the part in it for an hour or so and poof! rust is gone. It runs about $30 a gallon and is carried by several chain stores.
 

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There are a few threads on the site re: restoration of Warn locking hubs. Do a search and you'll likely find a few of them. There was even a guy with a thread who was restoring them for around $50 or $75 a piece, although that was a few years ago.
 

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