Spark arrest screen

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Lodi Lawn, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. Lodi Lawn

    Lodi Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Does any one have a easy way to get the spark arrest screens out when they are all full of carbon. I have used WD-40 with some success but I've got one now on a Stihl trimmer that is really stuck. I was told that the WD-40 dissolves the carbon and you can use it to clean dirty parts but it is not working and I have sprayed it close to 10 times over 2 days and I still can't pull it out even with pliers. Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. bwiesner

    bwiesner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I have never tried it on one that is stuck, but I use a propane torch to clean them once they are out. You might try pulling the muffler and taking a propane torch and heating it and then hitting it with a blast of air from your compressor. I clean the screen once the are out this way. Just heat it red hot and hit with compressed air and it cleans them right up. Later Butch
     

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