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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 19, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Any tips or tricks to clean up a Edelbrock intake without removing it,.....
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 19, 03:59 PM
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brushes and carb cleaner
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 19, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Tried carb cleaner,alumabrite, Mothers wheel cleaner ,just can't get it looking new again, really don't want to remove it just to bead blast it,....
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 19, 03:23 AM
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try a mild acid type wheel cleaner designed for open cut wheels. such as Eagle One Etching MAG Wheel Cleaner
if you do decide to pull it and clean it, get cerakote placed on it.
all you need then is a damp rag to clean it
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 19, 07:08 AM
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You'll spend a hell of a lot more time screwing around with it only to mess up everything around it. If you're that concerned about its aesthetics, spend the five minutes to pull it off and the 1/2 hour if your struggling to put it back on.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 19, 06:51 PM
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I tried everything to clean my Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake manifold with no luck! After much contemplating I finally decided to pull it, Bead blast or Jet Hot it. At the last minute I weighed time spent and cost to refurbish it vs cost of new including three coats of clear high temp satin paint and decided to just bite the bullet and replace it with a new one. Ether way Refurbished or New it had to be removed, cylinder head surfaces cleaned, gaskets replaced, new SS bolts and put back on so that part is a wash. For what it's worth I think I made the right call. I'm very pleased with the outcome. BTW now my tarnished Alternator is driving me crazy! Only a matter of time before I replace that too!
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 19, 07:06 PM
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I had good luck using Eastwood aluminum cleaner.

https://www.eastwood.com/ew-aluminum...er-bottle.html
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 19, 06:08 AM
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I tried everything to clean my Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake manifold with no luck! After much contemplating I finally decided to pull it, Bead blast or Jet Hot it. At the last minute I weighed time spent and cost to refurbish it vs cost of new including three coats of clear high temp satin paint and decided to just bite the bullet and replace it with a new one. Ether way Refurbished or New it had to be removed, cylinder head surfaces cleaned, gaskets replaced, new SS bolts and put back on so that part is a wash. For what it's worth I think I made the right call. I'm very pleased with the outcome. BTW now my tarnished Alternator is driving me crazy! Only a matter of time before I replace that too!
I wish I could have helped you tackle this while I lived by you. I would have thrown your intake in my blast cabinet and whala, brandy new looking. I threw a coat of paint on mine after I did it so it wouldn't tarnish and it's held up well. Your results came out great.
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I wish I could have helped you tackle this while I lived by you. I would have thrown your intake in my blast cabinet and whala, brandy new looking. I threw a coat of paint on mine after I did it so it wouldn't tarnish and it's held up well. Your results came out great.

Thanks Dave! I sure could have used your expertise and knowledge. I still might have it Bead blasted and then just stash it away? You can never have too many spare parts.

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I cleared mine when it was new. Yellowed slightly but been on since 1985.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 19, 11:19 PM
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I had one blasted and it doesn't look like new. I'm sure they coat them w/ something when new. I cleared it but still not quite right. Oh well.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 19, 08:14 AM
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I had one blasted and it doesn't look like new. I'm sure they coat them w/ something when new. I cleared it but still not quite right. Oh well.
Just FYI
Having it "blasted" is a pretty subjective term. There are a whole lot of factors that can change the way it comes out. Look how Lloyd (EdgemontVillage) uses his Vapor Blaster. Amazing results. What I used in my media blast cabinet made mine look like new also. I just chose to paint it.
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