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Classic, Vintage & Veteran For Coventry and Meriden Models. Anything pre-Hinckley goes.

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dishwashing a head

has anybody bunged their alli head through a dishwasher?

was it ok? I assume the long hot wash?

It's pretty clean, I just want to get it extra clean
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No, but I would be concerned about 2 things:

1) Corrosion
2) The Wife
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No, but I would be concerned about 2 things:

1) Corrosion
2) The Wife
I've put all manner of aluminum engine parts in the dish washer. I've had problems, but it wasn't corrosion.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've heard the tip of doing it, just wanted to be safe - corrosion wise.

SWMBO isn't around at the moment so it seemed like a good time.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Why would it corrode the dishwasher
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'd wash it again in kerosine.

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've done it. Just heat the part to drive the water off after you're done.

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Works well, just be prepared to duck when the wife sees it!
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I use my dishwasher as a parts cleaner all the time.
It will make a polished alumimun tarnish a bit, but will polish back up nicely.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Reminds me of the time I used the kitchen oven to "bake" the new paint on my old Tiger's cylinder. "SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED" was out shopping, of course, and I got it downstairs to the workshop just as she arrived. I do remember her asking our, then rather young, daughters just what they'd been cooking! "Discretion being the better part of valor", I chose to remain in the workshop.

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