Best way to clean air box (fine silt and sand)

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  1. indr

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  2. Vankaye

    Vankaye n00b on the move

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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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  3. ibafran

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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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  4. Boatman

    Boatman Upward and onward!!

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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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  5. black_labb

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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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  6. Yossarian™

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    Anchor it to a sizeable rock, and drop it in a local stream for 24 hours.
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  7. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    dishwasher
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  8. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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    Dishwasher, or Simple Green and an old toothbrush.
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  9. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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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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  10. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    I use Carb cleaner and a bristle brush.
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