Need some advice on how to most easily clean some metal auto parts that were damaged in our house fire last year. I had parts stored in Rubbermaid containers, and the heat from the fire melted everything. I was able to salvage some parts (that are structurally ok) – metal bumpers, engine intakes, etc., but they are mostly covered with black soot and melted plastic (from the storage containers).
Any ideas how I can remove this stuff so I can restore/salvage these parts?
I am not that familiar with blast cabinets, soda blasting, or other blasting techniques, and before I buy the equipment, I need to know what might work best for this situation.