Re: Removing rust inside of carburator

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on August 29, 2017 at 08:49:53 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Removing rust inside of carburator posted by NTP on August 28, 2017 at 23:39:39:

I use white vinegar to remove old paint, grease, rust, and overall crud from parts I donít want to diminish the patina on but only if I have no time constraints as it takes a few weeks to work well, 2 or 3 months for best results. Keep container covered as it will evaporate otherwise. I usually will put carbs in a coffee can after initial scrubbing and air blasting real good, then disassembling the two halves and removing all the parts and pouring mineral spirits in until fully covered. Iíll soak for at least a week. Then remove, air blast out real good, and soak in carb cleaner for a day or two, then air blast out real good and dry. Thereís more intricate cleaning involved with hold guitar strings run thru the orifices and chasing all the threads with taps, but then I will paint them and after the paint fully dries, reassemble, set jets, and test/tweak on a tractor. My recent project involves two M/S TSX-33 carbs. I had access to my buddyís sand blaster so I nailed both carbs real good, air blasted, washed out in mineral spirits, air blasted, washed in carb cleaner, air blasted again then let dry before going in the paint booth. You may ask why so much air blasting? Iím always leery of sand blasting engine parts. The worst thing you can have running around in an engine is sand. By the way, never paint the insides of the carbs or engines for that matter. Anyway, hereís before and after pix:

MARVEL-SCHEBLER TSX-33 CARBURETORS AFTER SAND BLAST:

...and IN THE PAINT BOOTH:


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