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1 Alloy cleaner on 17th April 2015, 9:12 pm

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Hi y'all. Any one tried alloy wheel cleaner on corroded ally parts? I used one containing phosphoric acid on my plenum, fuel rail, dizzy & Maf. I used a tooth brush & kitchen paper & water to clean it off. It worked a treat." />" />

2 Re: Alloy cleaner on 17th April 2015, 9:56 pm

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Thats worked a treat Smile
Will be giving that a go Smile
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3 Re: Alloy cleaner on 17th April 2015, 10:03 pm

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It kinda fizzes as the white oxide dissolves. I took my rocker dome nuts & washers off & did them look like new now!
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4 Re: Alloy cleaner on 20th April 2015, 9:32 am

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Hey Martin,

Looks good - my plenum could defo do with a clean like that - where did you get the product from ?

AL.

5 Re: Alloy cleaner on 20th April 2015, 10:28 am

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That came up looking great, surprised how good it works thumbsup

6 Re: Alloy cleaner on 20th April 2015, 11:17 am

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Hi, EBay, of course! I brushed it on & cleaned it off several times. I've found abrasives & polish don't produce as nice a result. Much easier than stropping parts off & sending off for vapour blasting etc. I might try an electric tooth brush next!

7 Re: Alloy cleaner on 20th April 2015, 11:42 am

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Done mine earlier. Have left it to dry and popped out for a spot of lunch.
So will take pics and upload them later.
Looked loads better after only one clean Smile


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8 Re: Alloy cleaner on 20th April 2015, 11:56 am

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I would like to add being that its an acid cleaner ... it doesnt fare to well with silicone or rubber gaskets ... so make sure you clean it off thoroughly as it will eat it away ....


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9 Re: Alloy cleaner on 20th April 2015, 12:48 pm

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I washed mine off so should be okay.
I only applied it with a toothbrush so didn't get it all over the place Smile


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10 Re: Alloy cleaner on 20th April 2015, 3:31 pm

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Mine isnt bad for the first go at it.
Will need a few more applications tho.


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11 Re: Alloy cleaner on 20th April 2015, 3:34 pm

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Try it on the dizzy. Mine looked well corroded but miles better now!

12 Re: Alloy cleaner on 20th April 2015, 3:39 pm

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Will have a go at dizzy and afm tomorrow Smile


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13 Re: Alloy cleaner on 21st April 2015, 8:46 pm

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Interesting stuff think I have some but havent used it yet! Will have to get it out

14 Re: Alloy cleaner on 21st April 2015, 9:47 pm

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Just bought some of eBay 500ml £6:99 so cheap enough but it says to dilute. Did you just use it neat ???

15 Re: Alloy cleaner on 22nd April 2015, 9:36 am

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Yes, its diluted for cleaning wheels.I used it neat. Its not that nasty. I used a toothbrush but a stainless steel wire brush is recommended on the you tube video I saw.

16 Re: Alloy cleaner on 23rd April 2015, 10:34 am

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Looks great! I had my engine bay dry ice blasted, which cleaned it up a lot, but for the finishing touch I will give this a go.

Might even use an old electric toothbrush to reach those difficult areas.

17 Re: Alloy cleaner on 23rd April 2015, 10:36 am

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Just bought a set of small wire brushes Smile will be having a good go at everything this weekend Smile


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18 Re: Alloy cleaner on 23rd April 2015, 5:58 pm

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The phosphoric acid will dissolve all the galvanized layer (ie fuel rail and bolts), that's why it looks shiny as new. But that's the base metal, what's appear.
I know, becaus I used the Cillit Bang orange color celaner, what's contain phosphoric acid too, all my bolt was shiny, but for a day only.
Than, I had to regalvanise them all Sad
But yes, the phosphoric acid is a strong degraser.

19 Re: Alloy cleaner on 23rd April 2015, 6:57 pm

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Heyyyy he's back. I was only asking were you had got to the other day simigeri

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