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Question cleaning up intake and valve cover

My dad put our '69 Camaro aside and decided to start on my GTI 16v. I know its not a Camaro but I was woundering if anyone can tell me how I should clean up my valve cover and my intake manifold. Any advice would be great.
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Re: cleaning up intake and valve cover

Degrease and clean all the crap off
Disolve a couple teaspoons of citric acid (out of the miss's spice cupboard or purchase from supermarket) in a cup of warm water
paint on, and keep damp, dont let dry, repeat paint, over 4 to 6 hrs
then wash off and dry.
This is what we use for restoring old vintage Aluminium stuff ...
We dont have that vechile in NZ so dont know if they are Al

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Degrease and clean all the crap off
Disolve a couple teaspoons of citric acid (out of the miss's spice cupboard or purchase from supermarket) in a cup of warm water
paint on, and keep damp, dont let dry, repeat paint, over 4 to 6 hrs
then wash off and dry.
This is what we use for restoring old vintage Aluminium stuff ...
We dont have that vechile in NZ so dont know if they are Al
Thanks for the advice. I know that the valve cover is but im not sure if the intake is. Ill have too ask my vw friends at school tomarrow
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More than likely, the intake would be alum also. Use a frig magnet to confirm it does not stick.

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