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Cleaning throttle body and inlet - outside!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Vex182, Nov 28, 2012.

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    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Nice easy one this evening! When people spray the inlet manifold and throttle body (mine are looking pretty tired), do you just use normal car primer/ paint / laquaer?
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    the title says cleaning, but then in the post you mention primer, paint and lacquer? im confused
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    Sorry, I meant because its very pitted and stained, I was wondering if people clean them up or just spray them?
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    I just clean mine
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    What do find helps clean them up really well?
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    Alcohol based cleaner does mine,I haven't really had a filthy one because I've kept on top of it.
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    Heavy duty traffic film remover, then i used vht wrinkle black paint, looks amazing.
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    Ok then, I sprayed my charge pipe because that was badly marked but the inlet and throttle just seem to need cleaning mostly, ok ill give it a go!
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    any pics of this paint affect ?? interested what it looks like

    cheers dan
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    Yeh I think I might clean it up but a respray would be better and easier to look after when it's all fresh.
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    Yeah got loads, ill try and upload some later, you can see the wrinkle effect but it doesnt do it justice, much better in the flesh.
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    Heres one of the charge pipe, rocker cover and inlet/TB:

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    And one of the inlet and TB:

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    The pics dont do it justice at all though.
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