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What techniques do you guys use to clean all the burnt on oil from the outside of a cylinder?

What about carbon deposits in the combustion chamber?
 

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I know theres alot more knowledgeable guys/ways but i just scratch and claw then spit and shine.
 

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It's hard to get everything but I spray with degreaser, let sit and then steam clean.
Love my Karcher , cuts through grease and oil fast and easy.
 

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Well we've had this discussion before and glass bead blasting after a good degreasing is the way to go. I worried about plating at first but after trying it myself I'm a believer. You can blast inside and out and they come out looking new.
 

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From outside i dont care too much but if you want to be like just out from the box......... sand or soda blasting

From inside i only use the Mastermind method is the best the fastest and without chemicals
 

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Bead blasting

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Bead blasting is good- you can also clean several cylinders at once by setting up a big pot and "cooking" them in Purple Power. I have a single burner hot plate that I got at Goodwill for $1.00 along with a big pot that I paid $.050 for. I knock the big chunks off and cook them for about an hour. They come out looking just a like bead-blasted cylinder and it also loosens all the built-up carbon.
 

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Jj are you using diluted purple power when you cook them?
 

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Jj are you using diluted purple power when you cook them?

I'm not. Periodically you have to pour off the top layer after doing several batches of cylinders as the solids will settle on the bottom of the pot and form a sludge. If I put a fair amount of elbow grease into each jug before putting them in (five minutes or so), then I can do around 12-15 batches of jugs before needing to clean the pot out. I also cook mufflers with heavy carbon build up and it loosens all that junk. I even cleaned a Honda oil pump the same way.

What I like about it is that it frees you up to do other things while the jugs are cooking and when you're a one man band, you need all the time you can make for yourself.
 

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Ultrasonic cleaner works wonders, I use water and Simple Green in mine.

Joe
 
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