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Old 23-04-2012, 07:39   #1
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Cleaning throttle body: external tarnish

Well I've tried brasso/duraglit and that did nothing, maybe a splash of petrol? domestic scourer cream? toothpaste?
I don't want a chrome finish, just smart and tidy.
What works well boys & girls?
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Old 23-04-2012, 07:53   #2
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Oven hob cleaner works for me, or try t cut and car polish.
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Old 23-04-2012, 08:00   #3
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I used a small wire brush in a dremel to cut through the crud. Leaves it with slight brushed metal look.
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Old 23-04-2012, 09:09   #4
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I use t-cut metal polish and rub it in using a fine grade of sandpaper.
Works well for me...

I dont know if its still on offer but it was 2 tubes for 5 in asda.
You'll pay 4 for one in halfords
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Old 23-04-2012, 09:21   #5
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Some scotchbright will also do it.
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Old 23-04-2012, 09:35   #6
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a walk to poundland is in order.
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Old 23-04-2012, 09:39   #7
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Tight arse
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I soaked it in degreaser overnight, then used WD40 and a rough wet-n-dry hand pad. Seemed to work but it's tough going and takes forever.

Now that my dad has a polishing wheel set up in his work shed, I would use that in the future.
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Old 23-04-2012, 11:22   #9
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Lancastrian means "careful with money". What's wrong with short arms and long pockets?
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Means your a hobbit
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Means your a hobbit

Or a Womble
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Means your a hobbit
came away with toblerone, that makes me a chocolate hobbit. Gollum!
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Ahhh the triangle precious
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mine was painted yellow

on wheeler dealers they used French Talc on some manky wheels and they came up a treat
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mine was painted yellow

on wheeler dealers they used French Talc on some manky wheels and they came up a treat

Only after it had been thoroughly polished first, its a very long process to get to that stage, depends if you want a mirror shine or just a clean
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Wire wool.

It brought my TF135 inlet manifold up a treat and it looks like it's made of similar stuff.
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Would some clear coat applied afterwards be a stupid idea add to the shine and protect it from 'frosting' ?
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