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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 09:09 AM

Cleaning carburators came up in another section and soda blasting was mentioned.
Here is a link to plans for a home made soda blaster that many of you might find useful.
http://www.aircooled...p/soda_blaster/
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Posted June 08, 2012 - 09:28 AM

Thanks for the link!
Now if I could just get my Solex carbs to work as good as that one looks ~~ :itsok:

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for the link. I first heard of this technique recently from a friend who restores classic cars. forgot about it until it came up in the carb cleaning thread.

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 10:16 AM

The thing I liked about this that many of us already have most of the parts required already in the shop.
I also mentoned using pinesol and water in that carb cleaning thread. I don't think I'll ever use anything else as a carb cleaner. It worked that well.

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 12:24 PM

I like cheap and effective. Thanks for the link to a neat idea! :thumbs:

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 02:28 PM

The thing I liked about this that many of us already have most of the parts required already in the shop.
I also mentoned using pinesol and water in that carb cleaning thread. I don't think I'll ever use anything else as a carb cleaner. It worked that well.


how much pinesol to water and how do you use it?
im always looking for other ways to clean stuff

thanks for the link to the soda blaster. im gonna build one :thumbs:

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 04:08 PM

how much pinesol to water and how do you use it?
im always looking for other ways to clean stuff

thanks for the link to the soda blaster. im gonna build one :thumbs:


I think I poured about 1/2 bottle in a dish pan and filled it with warm water. No exact measurements?
The pine oil seemed to lube things in the process. Once left over night everything was clean. Blew everything out with the compressor and re-assembled.
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Posted June 08, 2012 - 07:17 PM

That's another very useful tip. I have a carb to clean soon. It's off a 3.5hp tec. and has been not been run for about 10years and was sitting with the air cleaner off. I expect it will be a real mess. I'll try the Pinesol and see how it works!

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 07:23 PM

I tried pinesol a while back and the carb ended up with a lot of scale that was a real pain to get off. I'm really interested in the baking soda thing.

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 09:55 PM

As a matter of fact, I've used this exact set up for other applications before and never even thought about using it to do soda blasting! Thanks for the link I will definitely use this tip at some point!!

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 12:07 AM

I'll give this a try. And the pinesol! Thanks for the info!

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 11:04 PM

As a matter of fact, I've used this exact set up for other applications before and never even thought about using it to do soda blasting! Thanks for the link I will definitely use this tip at some point!!

Yeah that simple siphon would work for a lot of things. It's the same principle used in cup paint sprayguns.

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Posted June 10, 2012 - 09:41 AM

I took a copy of the instructions over to my buddy, yesterday, and he is very interested in giving this a try. If this works like I think it will I can have a carb off, cleaned, and back on with in an hour or two instead of having to let it soak over night.

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Posted June 10, 2012 - 07:41 PM

I work for Jasper Engines & Transmissions, and we use Soda Blasters, & Plastic media blasters. Both do a good job on aluminum parts and is much less abrasive as compared to slag/steel shot, and it is environmentally safe.




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