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    Cleaning cast aluminium tips please . . .

    Hi there,
    as it says above, I have some parts ( water pump / intake etc ) that I want to clean to as close to as new finish as I can, these are the cast finish not polished.

    Can anybody recommend products, or techniques please?

    thanks . . .

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    Id say get them soda blasted.

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    Like Sid says , soda blasted or vapour blasted. I used alloy wheel cleaner on an intake manifold once , came up a treat. Wayne
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    Aluminium wheel cleaner has worked in the past for me.

    I just found this as well

    Clover Chemicals - Cleaning Chemicals Alloy Wheel Cleaner (Alloy Wheel Aluminium Cleaner) (5 Litre) - 503 5L

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    I have been told that the dish washer works really well on alloy castings. But if you try it I'd do when the wife ain't in
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    Vapour blast

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    I tried the dishwasher idea (Whilst wifey was at work). It didn't make much difference.
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    thanks for the ideas . . . that alloy wheel cleaner looks worth a try . .

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    I would only use vapour blasting if they are bare castings that you can get every bit of the dust and beads out of. I have seen pictures of old carbs that have been soda blasted and they looked perfect - can you just wash the soda away from nooks, crannies, seals, etc.?

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