What this started out as originally, was doing work on my electrical system for a charging problem I was having. Here my horn relay was under the washer bottle and bracket, so I thought to remove it to get better access to the relay. So I noticed that this bracket was in pretty “ugly” looking condition. So, thinking it may be good for me and my truck to clean this up a little and see what it may look like. IF I could salvage it. Also, saving money by stripping it myself and painting it.
Well, as usual, if you have read any of my other posts, I started with a wire wheel for this project. Being this was going to be hard to hold onto, I put this into my bench vice. Now you must remember this is metal it is not paper thin or very thick. So handle with care. Don’t push hard when stripping this, just use the weight of the wheel as the pressure, unless you use a courser head wire wheel. They do very well by themselves. All it takes is a little patience, cause this part has some tricky corners and edges. You will have to watch out for your drill because it will jump on you. Always practice safety when around power tools of any kind.
List of what you need
some type of protective gloves
medium grade wire wheel made for drill attachable
fine grade wire wheel
3/8 drive electric drill
80 grit metal use sandpaper
bucket of water big enough for the part to rinse it
shop towels or paper towels
GM flat black O.E.M. engine paint.