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WEST PERTH, ONT

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OK, I know this might take a bit to explain, but anybody that has rebuilt  a carb will understand. This is about the Kleen flo Carb and Parts cleaner. I'm talking the stuff that comes in a 5 gallon bucket sealed with a heavy plastic bag when you buy it.

I think the last bucket was around $180 or so. I'm thinking that was my 3rd one over the years. Anyway......

I must be doing something wrong. Just so we're on the same page, this stuff WILL chew through that steel bucket, so after that first 5 gallons was on the shop floor , eating everything in its path, including some Hammer-drills, cases etc etc, I thought I a good idea to score some big glass containers. Keep in mind, I;m talking about the stuff that WILL retain that gag smell for years, should it get loose !

What I have left is in pickle jars but getting a tad stale so I want to renew.

 

What say you ?

 

 

 

 



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That stuff is terrible Used it once when i was younger An WOW EEEEEE
As far as renew Not sure I've always used combustion chamber cleaner an a tumbler with med grit shot.

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You do that with a gutted carb body that's just gummed up ? Metering blocks and all those pin holes too ?

I just blew a small carb off from a customers atv this morning. (ya, it fit in the pickle jar)

Even with rubber gloves, (disposed now) my hands reek, and so does the shop just from opening the jars.

I really like what this stuff does, but dam, that whole metal container eatin thing/property.

The smell and alligater hand skin I'm ok with. I'm thinking glass or ceramic container ?

I have a huge jug thing that was used to make pickles by Gramma a lifetime ago, but I's rather not screw it up.

Come on Lads, what you doing with stuff ?

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supernash wrote:

You do that with a gutted carb body that's just gummed up ? Metering blocks and all those pin holes too ?

I just blew a small carb off from a customers atv this morning. (ya, it fit in the pickle jar)

Even with rubber gloves, (disposed now) my hands reek, and so does the shop just from opening the jars.

I really like what this stuff does, but dam, that whole metal container eatin thing/property.

The smell and alligater hand skin I'm ok with. I'm thinking glass or ceramic container ?

I have a huge jug thing that was used to make pickles by Gramma a lifetime ago, but I's rather not screw it up.

Come on Lads, what you doing with stuff ?


 my hands reek...= for days to come.

so does the shop = enough to gag a maggot

I really like what this stuff does = me two,But makes me puke.

The smell and alligater hand skin= no thanks.

I have a huge jug thing that was used to make pickles by Gramma a lifetime ago, but I's rather not screw it up.= Grama would be pissed messing with pickling surplus..Mine would smack me upside the head or come bac to haunt me.lmao

 

Awesume post...

 



-- Edited by Ground Pounder on Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:27:05 PM

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The stuff is wicked to deal with, it does work, but who wants to deal with any of the problems it creates. I had a gallon in a short steel bucket. It sat on the shelf in the shop for a few years and started to weep out around the rolled seams at the bottom. Ended up putting it in a plastic pail with a lid. Hung on to it for a couple of years and finally gave it way. I had only used it a couple of times so it was still potent and didn't seem to bother the plastic in any way. I was happy and the other guy was happy, win/win. Read online about lemon juice concentrate working on carbs and the like. Your supposed to boil it with the parts immersed in it. I used the side burner on the bar-b-q with a stainless bowl for a test run. It don't work...period. And hot lemon juice just reeks. Pinesol cleaner is supposed to work as well. Not the dollar store pretend Pinesol but the real thing. I bought some last time Canadian Tire had it on sale but haven't tried it yet. Another experiment someday. I do expect it to stink some when heated so it will be a bar-b-q outside deal too. I'll let you know what happens.

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Interested to see what the pinesol does! As far as the parts cleaner, it certainly does eat the metal cans! Had one destroy a can and leak everywhere....terrible odor for a looooooong time! If it'll do that to metal, wonder what it does to our bodies?



-- Edited by cr55 on Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:49:16 AM

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Thanks guys. I dunno. I thought I was doing something wrong with storage.

Seems like a glass container is best. This stuff pretty much dissolves rubber and plastic really fast. I need to scavenge some garage sales and find a wide mouth glass container, big enough to drop a carb body in. Best not use Grammys pickle thing cause I was told it was worth a couple hundred, plus I doubt the glaze and clay wouldn't stand up anyway.

I'm done for now with it this morning. Put it back in its bottle cage like a Geni.

I have a kerosene camp heater thing, similar to a stove-top burner and some thick stainless pots I use for boiling chains and whatnot in oil.

I'll try that Pinesol thing with that and see what happens. Best case scenario, because I have some, is I'll have avoided washing the kitchen and bathroom floors. I'm good 'wit 'dat.

Thanks again.



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In the US you can buy carb cleaner in a 1 gallon can. It works great on the carb and in the roughly 20 years I've had it, it still hasn't eaten through the can. You can buy the stuff at Autozone, Advanced, etc.. Back then it was around $15. for the gallon. The stuff will eat dried fuel residue, gunk, paint, etc. leaving the carb looking like new. If you inadvertently leave a rubber piece attached, it will expand to twice its size - but if left out the stuff must evaporate 'cause it will shrink back and can be reused with no issues. Obviously you can't stick a whole holley in a 1 gallon can but that's for you to figure out.

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Who watched Breaking Bad ... the episode where the have to get the body out of Jesse's house and he puts the acid in the bathtub. Ok, so here's where I'm going with this ... Walt told him to buy a HDPE tub - because the acid won't eat though it. Same thing for this crap - there are very few liquids that will eat through an HDPE container and this isn't one of them. Look on the bottom of a plastic container and it should be molded into it "HDPE". All those 5 gallon pails at Canadian Tire, Home Depot, etc are HDPE.

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