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allan68

Air Filter Cleaning

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What do you guys use to clean your air filters?

Do not want to use gasoline or kerosene.

Al

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I initially clean mine with solvent. Then I clean them in water + dishwashing soap and then dry them thoroughly before they're oiled. After thoroughly working the oil in and sqeezing out as much oil as I can, I then I place them in plastic ziplock bags and let them hang for a few days so the excess oil runs to the bottom pocket of the bag. After draining out the accumulated oil, they're ready for use. I typically do ~12 to ~18 air filters at a time.

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NO TOIL!

Once you go with their system you will never use anything else. I wash mine in my kitchen sink with warm water and no gloves on.

Plus their filter is the best for our bike.

No Toil is a GREAT product.

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A mechanic put me onto this. A can of preen (cloths stain remover) works great, easy too. just spray it on, need it into the filter add a little water and keep needing it then rinse it with water. If still a little oily repeat. Filters come up spotless.

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An alternative to kerosene that doesnt smell nearly as bad and actually evaporates is a kerosene-based (key word "based") parts washer solvent. Its clear, fairly easy to clean up, and cuts the crud. I think I washed the UNI on my last bike in a bucket of hot water with alot of dish soap. Maybe twice, I dont recall.

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