For the black plastic bits:
- Good scrub in soapy water / degreaser to get all grease off
- Polish them up with "Black Chrome" (a turtlewax product). Its specifically designed for applications that are dirty / frequently washed.
Metal pullies / general metal bits / fan:
- For $20 - $50 (depending on how many you have) take them to the local sandblaster and get them blasted and etch primed.
- If you dont have the money, use a wirewheel.
- Give them 3 coats of killrust black. They will never go rusty again.
(this ones tricky)
1) If your electrically minded you can dissassemble it and then clean it in a degreaser bath.
2) If your not that game (like me) get a rag which is damp (not wet) with degreaser and rub it on the dirty bits. You can then get some paper towel and wipe it off, taking the grease with it. A toothbrush will also be useful, as this can scrub hard grease.
3) (If you wanna throw money away) Take it to the auto electrician and have him install new bearings. They clean it 4 free!
I am just restoring a moke, and have done all of this. I highly recommend sandblasting the pure metal parts. It will only take about 30 minutes for them, and the surface will be perfectly prepared for a lifetime of service. Make sure you use high quality paints too.
Should be lookin great in notime