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Old 10-12-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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cleaning heads

hey guys i got 2 spare heads and there covered in old gasket and old oil how would i got about cleaning them up and making them like new agian??

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Old 10-12-2009, 07:31 PM   #2
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I use non-chlorinated brake cleaner and toothbrushes. I've also used some type of wheel cleaner, and simply green airplane type stuff. I hate cleaning heads by hand.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:39 PM   #3
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ya i have a funny feeling im not gonna have fun at all
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:49 PM   #4
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looks liek im using simple green max and we got brake cleaner at work that dries within seconds and does an AMAZING job....would that be safe??? is there certian chemicals or abrasives i should refrain from using??? i read a goole thing where a guy said use a steel brush...that seems like not a good idea to me
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I wouldn't use a steel brush, it'd be too likely to score the surface. Alot of the time I soak it with the solution go at it with a toothbrush or most times my fingernails. Whatever you use just don't let it sit for an extended period.
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There is a cool stuff called oil-eater that I have found sold in most auto parts stores in gallon jugs. What I have done is gotten a big plastic bucket that you can fit the part in, and fill it almost all the way up with near-boiling water. The hotter the better. Then you mix the oil-eater in with it and let the part soak for as long as the water stays hot. It really softens everything up and then a quick scrub-down with a plastic brush and its often pretty good to go.
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There is a cool stuff called oil-eater that I have found sold in most auto parts stores in gallon jugs. What I have done is gotten a big plastic bucket that you can fit the part in, and fill it almost all the way up with near-boiling water. The hotter the better. Then you mix the oil-eater in with it and let the part soak for as long as the water stays hot. It really softens everything up and then a quick scrub-down with a plastic brush and its often pretty good to go.
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hmm ill have to take a look around and see what i can find

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oh is it worth cleaning the valves or just buy replacements???
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Only replace valves if bent/burned. Otherwise you'll have to either lap or recut the valve seats to give a good seal with the new valves.
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sounds good
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