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Old 10-21-2012, 11:48 PM
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Carburetor Dip (cleaner)

Who makes the best Carburetor dip, getting tired of buying all of those spray cans?
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:47 AM
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This generation of carb dip cleaners just aren't effective, in my opinion. I had a 5 gallon bucket of cleaner I purchased in the mid 70's(my guess) that was very effective--a disassembled carb would be clean in 10-15 minutes. Wash off with hot water, blow out with air and you were good to go.

It's been too long ago to remember the name brand or formulation but I do recall it was purchased at Carquest. The product was water soluable and as it evaporated, I would add water and it was effective until the late 90's when it finally ate a hole in the bucket and left the contents on my shop floor. I wasn't paying close attention but my guess is that EPA or OSHA played a role in taking it off the market. It was very caustic--my guess is that it contained sodium hydroxide(lye).

Since the early 2000's I've used nothing but 3M brake cleaner--I buy it by the case at $1.99/can when it's on sale. I like 3M because the nozzle sits down in the recess of the can and I can knock if off the bench without damaging it.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:00 AM
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i buy chlorinated brake cleaner in gal cans from napa and, refillable spray aerosal cans. also the best cleaner i have found is automotive grade laquer thinner, been using it for years with no problems and great results
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:53 PM
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Jetta, I have used lacquer thinner as well but its volatility and combustibility in a confined area became a concern for me, particularly in an open container.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:13 PM
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CRC brake cleaner in the green can.,you don't have to wait for results.
It cleans instantly and works as a good starter fluid.
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