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Hi, I am cleaning the carb. Have used Gunk, and a granual soak.

Still looks dull.

How can I shine this up?

Thanks, YOGI
 

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Pine Sol
I've been using it as a degreaser since I read about it on advrider.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12428469&postcount=1

It'll get the aluminum parts of a Ford carb clean. Holley too, but the actual level of cleanliness it gives the natural aluminum carbs is very very nice.

Shining it up requires you get it really really clean and degreased. Then use whatever you like to shine it up.
 

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Re: What to clean a carb with?

A good buddy of mine sent me this link recently. I would try it on a parts carb to be sure it's the finish your looking for. But it's easy and inexpensive. http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-o.../soda_blaster/

On the other hand my BC-BD Holleys have that old dull greenish patina which I really like the look of.​

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Pine Sol
I've been using it as a degreaser since I read about it on advrider.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....69&postcount=1

It'll get the aluminum parts of a Ford carb clean. Holley too, but the actual level of cleanliness it gives the natural aluminum carbs is very very nice.

Shining it up requires you get it really really clean and degreased. Then use whatever you like to shine it up.​

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Two cool tips! I think I'll try them both.
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Something else that have heard -- though not tried yet, is to boil it in water with lemon juice/rind. Saw it somewhere on a motorcycle forum for freeing up crusty old carbs that have bee sitting. It will just get the oxidation off - not shine it. Another way to shine stuff up is to have a vibratory cleaner/tumbler with a load in it that is easy on the softer metals. they can be gotten at HF, but many gun shops use them for cleaning up the brass casings....they may do it for you.
 

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Pine Sol
I've been using it as a degreaser since I read about it on advrider.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12428469&postcount=1

It'll get the aluminum parts of a Ford carb clean. Holley too, but the actual level of cleanliness it gives the natural aluminum carbs is very very nice.

Shining it up requires you get it really really clean and degreased. Then use whatever you like to shine it up.
Good tech Andy, I would have never thought of that.

I'd have to wear gloves AND a respirator to use it though, I can't stand the smell of the the stuff. It reminds me of when I was a teenager and worked a summer job at a campground doing general maintenance, some of which included cleaning the bathrooms. Cleaned up after the pigs that used them. :puke:
 

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Hi, I am cleaning the carb. Have used Gunk, and a granual soak.

Still looks dull.

How can I shine this up?

Thanks, YOGI
What's a "granual soak"??
 

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Hi, thanks for the suggestions. Last night I started the PineSol soak. Looks to be cleaning but not quite the luster that I was thinking would come from it.

The granual soak is from Trisodium Phospate. This only made it look oxidized.

The "soda blast" looks pretty nice but could also be fun. I may try that this weekend.

Thanks, YOGI
 

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Yeah, the pine sol just gets it really clean. The shiny generally comes from polishing on an aluminum carb.

Bob, I don't blame you. I can barely stand using the urinals where I work. The pigs.
 

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Had to fire a guy because he could not use the bathroom without turning it into a bio-hazard.

Pine Sol is really tough on the sinuses. I spent a night in a hotel room that had been "disinfected" with too much Pine Sol and almost ended up in the ER. Be sure to have plenty of fresh air around the stuff if it is not diluted with a lot of water...
 

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I have holley 650 double pumper that not shiny either and didnt come from factory that way .I bought it about 6 years ago what is a good way to clean it without taking it off the car .
 
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