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What to do for carb cleaning?

HI everyone again,
I pulled off the carbs and now i am cleaning them what do you suggest is the best products to use and should i soak them in anything? Or just spray? How about the rubber parts are they safe to soak in any carb cleaner?
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Howdy, I use Barrymans Chem dip, it comes in gallon cans at your local auto parts retailer, this stuff isn't as strong as it used to be and I have soaked several carb in it and haven't had any prob with the plastic parts. Don't put any of the rubber parts(diaphrams, O rings, ect) in this stuff , it will affect them. for spray I use Gumout carb cleaner from wall- mart. It's cheep( I go through at least a case a month if not more in my shop) and does a very good job of cleaning. after you dip the parts rinse them with water. spray carb cleaner through every hole you can see. you can't be to clean. compressed air is a plus too. just haller I f you need any help. lots of smart folk on this site.

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Inspect all small holes/passages carefully and with a light if you can, and if you have any doubt, clean 'em again. Better to do it twice while they're already off the bike, than have to install/remove/clean again.
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Also, when you shoot that cleaner into those little holes, wear safety glasses! Some of those little holes connect to other little holes and some of them little holes will be pointing right at your eye! I wouldn't know, but it's what I've been told...

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Might try this...
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HI everyone again,
I pulled off the carbs and now i am cleaning them what do you suggest is the best products to use and should i soak them in anything? Or just spray? How about the rubber parts are they safe to soak in any carb cleaner?

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Also, when you shoot that cleaner into those little holes, wear safety glasses! Some of those little holes connect to other little holes and some of them little holes will be pointing right at your eye! I wouldn't know, but it's what I've been told...
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Sorry forgot to address safety issues, it might be all the carb cleaner in my eyes gettin to my brain.HE HE HE. yes it hurts,and yes crying will wake it feel better.

I'm sure boiling lemon juice would hurt in the eyes too. I'll have to try it (hopefully not in my eyes). the new barrymans chemdip aint worth the can it comes in anymore. I have some old carbs I'll have to try vineger on.

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Sorry forgot to address safety issues, it might be all the carb cleaner in my eyes gettin to my brain.HE HE HE. yes it hurts,and yes crying will wake it feel better.

I'm sure boiling lemon juice would hurt in the eyes too. I'll have to try it (hopefully not in my eyes). the new barrymans chemdip aint worth the can it comes in anymore. I have some old carbs I'll have to try vineger on.
Advance Autoparts sells the good Gunk Carb Dip, same stuff as 10 years ago.


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