Originally Posted by barefoot
Chief...what are you using to clean the components?
I scrub everything with hot water and dawn dish soap to remove the grease. You'd be surprised what a week will do for nasty, neglected, corroded parts soaking in a highly concentrated solution.
Then I strip with media:
Plastic beads for the painted parts like the platform brackets.
I'll also give it a quick once over with dry glass bead to shine steel brackets up.
Wish I had access to a HD soda blaster.