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    Cleaning aluminium inlet manifold.

    Anyone recommend any products commercial or home made that will remove oxidation. Chris P-I’m sure you must have something containing beeswax!
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    Best results I had were with a dremel and stainless wire brushes.

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    I think I just used a bit of car polish or auotsol when I last did it.
    Manifold always needs a tidy up after the winter, although I am hoping with my carcoon up for the first time next month it'll be better this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dek View Post
    Anyone recommend any products commercial or home made that will remove oxidation. Chris P-I’m sure you must have something containing beeswax!
    Dek
    haha, not beeswax but I have got some acid based stuff. Will check the brand when next in the workshop and let you know. Works really well, dab on with a brush and wash/wipe off.
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    Scotchbrite is best. You can get various grades from very hard (Grey) to green (soft) use with detergent and it should come up ok.
    I would avoid using steel based abrasives as they can induce more corrosion later due to particles that get lodged within the alloy material.
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    If it's really yukky you could start with oven cleaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdavies3 View Post
    If it's really yukky you could start with oven cleaner.
    Or if its removed, media blasting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flykilla View Post
    Best results I had were with a dremel and stainless wire brushes.
    I’m trying to do it whilst on the car so access with a Dremmel will be restricted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post
    haha, not beeswax but I have got some acid based stuff. Will check the brand when next in the workshop and let you know. Works really well, dab on with a brush and wash/wipe off.
    Thanks Chris.
    I did wonder if some of these acid based wheel cleaners might work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdavies3 View Post
    If it's really yukky you could start with oven cleaner.
    I wondered that also Kev. I’ve got some Oven Pride in the kitchen. Might be tempted to dab a bit of that on.
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