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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)

I have it off the bike, opened up and fully disassembled. There is fine silt and sand in between the nooks and little squaring on the walls of the box.



I've tried hot water and dish soap (didn't work). I've tried WD-40 (works but very slowly).

I'm going to try Pine-Sol next but would like other ideas, too.
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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 02-21-2013, 10:45 PM   #9
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No dishwasher access. Will take it to nearby magic wand car wash.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:31 AM   #10
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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   #11
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I use Carb cleaner and a bristle brush.
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