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Old 02-20-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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Best way to clean air box (fine silt and sand)


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Old 02-20-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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pressure washer?

If that's not possible I would submerse it in soapy water and go at it with a small brush. Maybe use a heatgun to put and 90* angle on a toothbrush.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:52 PM   #3
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Run it thru the dishwasher. If that doesn't do it, take it to the magic wand car wash. Truck needs a wash anyway, right? Silt might be sticking because the plastic has some sort of static charge. Find an anti-static pad and touch it to that? That's all that I can think of?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #4
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Air filter cleaner. Test it first before spraying the whole thing down to make it doesn't melt it. Then a bath with Dawn dish detergent and it should be good to go.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:28 PM   #5
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May be a bit odd of a suggestion, but sodium percarbonate (nappysan/ diaper cleaner) works quite well to remove just about anything without any mechanical rubbing. It is most active in hot water. just soak it in hot water/sodium percarbonate, it's pretty impressive stuff.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:30 AM   #6
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Anchor it to a sizeable rock, and drop it in a local stream for 24 hours.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:04 AM   #7
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #8
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Dishwasher, or Simple Green and an old toothbrush.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:31 AM   #9
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Use kerosene it "dissolves" the glue-like dirt. After that use a brush, and finish of with hot water and/or pressure washer.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #10
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