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Old 6th-December-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
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Cleaning Intake Manifold

What's the best way to clean this Eddy Intake manifold?

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Old 6th-December-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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Depends on what finish you want. If you are just wanting it to look new, just media blast it with fine to medium sand or walnut shells.
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Old 6th-December-2012, 11:16 PM   #3
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I don't own a sand blaster, I just looking to get it looking like new.
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Old 7th-December-2012, 12:15 AM   #4
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A tooth brush and a spray can of carb cleaner will go a long way toward making it look newer.
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Old 7th-December-2012, 06:18 AM   #5
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You can get whitelightning aluminum cleaner from napa.just wet your intake down,spray or brush cleaner on And let it sit for 5to8 minutes and hose off.works really good
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Old 7th-December-2012, 07:15 AM   #6
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I glass bead blast mine then I use a aluminum wheel cleaner with acid. Cleans intakes well if they are statin finished. I use the Duraglas brand wheel cleaner
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Old 7th-December-2012, 08:01 AM   #7
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I use Oven cleaner.

If it can clean the oven, it sure can clean an intake manifold ....
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Old 7th-December-2012, 08:47 AM   #8
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You can also boil it in anti-freeze. About 25 minutes at 190 deg. take it out, hose it off, done.
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Old 7th-December-2012, 08:54 AM   #9
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You can also boil it in anti-freeze. About 25 minutes at 190 deg. take it out, hose it off, done.

What he said.
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Old 7th-December-2012, 09:34 AM   #10
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Easy Off oven cleaner
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Old 7th-December-2012, 12:27 PM   #11
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I use the oven cleaner too, go to one of the dollar stores and just get the cheap stuff.
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Old 7th-December-2012, 12:55 PM   #12
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once clean - you might want to clear coat it - I used Eastwoods Diamond Clear on mine after I cleaned it with a toothbrush and the above cleaners - still had some stains and the such - so I got a friend to bead blast it....







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Old 7th-December-2012, 04:20 PM   #13
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Have it bead blasted if it not polshed. Cost I guess around 25/35 bucks. Then clear coat it with a non yellowing clear.
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Old 7th-December-2012, 05:30 PM   #14
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You can also boil it in anti-freeze. About 25 minutes at 190 deg. take it out, hose it off, done.
Hmmm, never heard of that before, you use it straight or partially diluted??.. Thanks..
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X's whatever on glass beading it. Rotojet first to get the oil off of it, let it dry and glass bead it. Clearcoating is a great idea for long term appearance.

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