Originally Posted by Boes462
I'm in the middle of a 351 Windsor rebuild.
The only thing I planned on re-using were the stock pistons and rods.
I took the advice of a post online that said you could use oven cleaner to clean these parts up.
I now have a set of factory pistons with some spots where a coating has been removed.
Are these usable?
I don't know what the coating is, but oven cleaner will eat into aluminum which would be very bad if you intend on using the pistons again.
You will need to very closely check (any uncoated areas especially
) for corrosion or pitting on any critical surfaces, such as the wrist pin contact area and piston ring grooves.