sobe_death Dork
2/3/22 1:32 p.m.

Aside from the noxious fumes, are there any drawbacks to baking off paint/grime from auto parts in an electric oven using the self-clean cycle?  My oven says "550°f" and locks the door when the cycle starts, but does anyone know the actual temperature?  If the temperature is only 550-600°, Aluminum should be fine in there right?


BTW, this is a dedicated garage oven that has baked painted/powder parts before, so this thread shouldn't turn into a household murder situation angel

gearheadmb UltraDork
2/5/22 11:08 p.m.

I cooked a connecting rod in our house oven once to try to install a press fit writ pin without a press. It didn't work and my wife was furious but it was clean.

codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
2/12/22 10:40 p.m.

It depends on what kind of aluminum part it is.  550-600 is probably enough to anneal any heat treatmeant, so I don't know if I'd put billet parts and the like in there.

sobe_death Dork
2/13/22 5:07 p.m.

It would only likely be die cast parts; valve covers, oil pans, intake manifolds, etc..  Not really trying to mess with heat treating if I don't have to...

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