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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:56 pm 
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Where's a good cheap place in Melbourne to give my intake manifold an acid bath?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:59 pm 
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The yarra.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:09 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
The yarra.


hahah, good one :D

Where abouts are you Vic?

I know frankston engine centre do acid bathing...

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:12 pm 
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Yeah well done! This should be on the vicfish site. :lol:
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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:14 pm 
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afaik all engine rebuild shops have acid baths

if you're only looking to do the exterior, the best stuff i've found is a brew called acti brite, its a seriously strong acid/surfactent blend used for cleaning air conditioning evaporators and condensors, and works wonders on aluminium parts

just gotta remember to dilute it a bit, and wash it off after a couple of minutes

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:18 pm 
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Interceptor wrote:
if you're only looking to do the exterior, the best stuff i've found is a brew called acti brite

Where would you buy that?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:51 pm 
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Pretty much any engine reconditioner will chuck it in the bath for you Vic, it used to cost me around $60 to tank a whole engine... probably a tad more now.
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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:54 pm 
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Gotta find one in my area though.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:05 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
The yarra.


:lol: haha

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:21 pm 
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Hydrochloric acid does a very good job cleaning alloy. I've cleaned my manifolds many times using it. Brings them up looking like new again.

 

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