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My alum. intake manifold has normal dirt and stains on it from over 32,000 miles of riding . Does anyone know a simple way of cleaning these stains off by some means other than Gunking or scrubbing then hosing off that would normaly have to be done outside in better weather? I'm just wondering if there is some chemical mixture or cleaner that can be brushed on and wiped off without making a big mess ?

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Jack,

To your local boat dealer you go. Ask for an aluminum brightner they use on pontoons and aluminum trailers. Never tried to brush it on, but I bet it would work.

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Jack,

To your local boat dealer you go. Ask for an aluminum brightner they use on pontoons and aluminum trailers. Never tried to brush it on, but I bet it would work.

Tim
That stuff will work but is usually has acid in it so be careful.
 

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Thanks Tim and Dave , but I don't really want to be messing with acid in that area . I've used this product before on my alum. canoe but I've always hosed it off after . I just thought maybe someone had simple concoction that would work .

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HogV8 said:
My alum. intake manifold has normal dirt and stains on it from over 32,000 miles of riding . Does anyone know a simple way of cleaning these stains off by some means other than Gunking or scrubbing then hosing off that would normaly have to be done outside in better weather? I'm just wondering if there is some chemical mixture or cleaner that can be brushed on and wiped off without making a big mess ?

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jack i used carb cleaner then hit it with spray 9 grease off might need a brush on the bad spots use brass or nylon with the carb cleaner gizmo Jack
 

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Gizmo ,

Thanks for the advise . Now why the hell didn't I think about carb. cleaner . Must be the old CRS thing again . I'm sure that will work as well as anything .

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Used the carb. cleaner and a little elbow grease on my intake manifold and it looks brand new .

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Jack
 
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