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Mergyver

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New Camshaft
« on: 29 December 2019, 12:37 PM »
Hey guys,

I picked up a NOS Mercedes camshaft for my 1979 300SD. It came wrapped in wax paper and was covered in this brown waxy kind of coating. Any idea how to remove it? I tried my fingernail, no go. Tried scrapping with a razor blade but it adheres to the shaft to well and doesn't seem to peel off.

I tried brake cleaner and denatured alcohol to no avail.

I am thinking about heating it up and trying to melt it off (using an oven or heat gun).

What do you guys think? Anyone have any ideas?
1974 450SEL
1979 300SD
1989 560SL
2005 E320 CDI Recently deceased

rumb

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Re: New Camshaft
« Reply #1 on: 29 December 2019, 02:30 PM »
Try acetone, it's a lot stronger solvent or parts cleaner solvent should work. I think the coating is Cosmoline. Gasoline is suppose to work also.
« Last Edit: 29 December 2019, 02:40 PM by rumb »
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Mergyver

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Re: New Camshaft
« Reply #2 on: 31 December 2019, 05:45 AM »
Thanks for the tip Rumb. I will try it.
1974 450SEL
1979 300SD
1989 560SL
2005 E320 CDI Recently deceased