As of today, I finally have a real parts washer in the shop
Bask in its Harbor Freight glory
I know this comes with a pump that is supposed to only work in water based degreasers, but about half the reviews I read claimed that solvent use not only worked, but has been working for years. That being said...
Frugality ensued again and I made my own solvent bath with 30% mineral spirits, 20% Jet A, and 50% ULSD
Pump worked fantastically, but we'll see how long it lasts.
Since I had a V700 final drive apart for a complete rebuild, why not test it out.
That's just after a few minutes soaking in the solvent, using the pump and hose, and then wiping off. No blasting, polishing, or sanding involved.
I don't know how I lived without this for so long...