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    vapour blasting etc to clean carbs where?

    Im in leamington Spa, Banbury area, any recommendations ? thanks

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    There are lots of companies advertising in classic bike mags, might be worth a look.
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    vapour blasting is actually a wet bead blasting process, I'd be a bit nervous about using it on carburettors in case any of the stuff got into the carb drillings or jets. Soda blasting is really effective on ally parts and any left over bicarb that's stuck in nooks and crannies can be rinsed away if the part is washed with water afterwards..
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    Quote Originally Posted by stueeee View Post
    vapour blasting is actually a wet bead blasting process, I'd be a bit nervous about using it on carburettors in case any of the stuff got into the carb drillings or jets. Soda blasting is really effective on ally parts and any left over bicarb that's stuck in nooks and crannies can be rinsed away if the part is washed with water afterwards..
    it's quite a normal 'thing' in the old bike world mate and the drillings must be smaller in bike carbs so must be ok.
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    FJ Payne at Eynsham and Gardias Engine Services at Witney both do vapour blasting if they're within range - might be worth asking their thoughts on it? I'm kind of with Stueeee on soda blasting as I've had stuff vapour blasted and have found glass bead residue inside afterwards.
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    arnt carbs usually ultrasonically cleaned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseg View Post
    arnt carbs usually ultrasonically cleaned?
    You're absolutely right, my mistake so check out classic bike mags for people who do this.
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    Good info thanks!, BTW i want to clean SU carbs, no many fine passageways to worry about...SU carbs, so underated!

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    I'm not a fan of abrasive blasting for carbs. I just strip the carb, throw all the bits in overnight and the next day they are like new.
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    aldi n lidl have had ultrasonic cleaners for around £20 not sure they would be big enough for carbs but may be worth a looksy

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