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Carb cleaner

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by upspirate, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,198


    Just read the muratic acid thread and got me thinking. (dangerous :eek:)

    I bought two gallons of carb cleaner to soak and clean my carbs.I couldn't fit the body of my Edlebrock in the cans so I bought a stainless container and set-on lid like for a steam table from a restaurant supply for when I need to soak a carb.I'm storing the cleaner in the original gallon cans when not in use.

    Is this OK? Any other precautions as to neutralizing the carb parts after use?

    I just rinsed them off with water:confused: and used gloves when handling.
  2. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    One time I soaked a carb in one of those kits NAPA sells with the basket inside to hold the parts. I didn't wear gloves and my hands wrinkled up so bad they looked like they belonged on a 200 year old man. They were dried out and wrinkled for a few days until the moisture returned to them, and even lotion did no good.

  3. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,198


    I do use gloves, but didn't know if any storage precautions need to be followed.I use the original air tight cans,but got to wondering if rinsing with water and blowing off/out with air was all that was needed.
    Thanks Don....One of these w/e's I want to come down to your area
  4. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,729


    I've always stored them in the original cans. I just make sure the lid is on tight. I also just rinse the carb off with water and use compressed air to dry.
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  5. carbking
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 2,837


    I haven't used carb cleaner in 30 years, so have no idea about the current "recipe".

    We quit using it because it would leave a residue if rinsed only with water. We found laquar thinner worked pretty well to remove the carb cleaner residue, and hot water with Dawn dishwater detergent worked well to remove the laquar thinner.

  6. wood remover
    Joined: Dec 23, 2012
    Posts: 872

    wood remover

    Haven't tried it ,but I heard pine sol does a great job of cleaning carbs and aluminium .

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