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Old 02-02-2020, 09:31 PM   #1
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Anyone have a carb cleaner that actually works? I’m rebuilding aaMarvel Schleber and want to get it really clean. Used to have some really good stuff but it’s all used up now.
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:25 PM   #2
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Take apart-I like lacquer and then beadblast-check all parts -reassemble- after proper paint.
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:28 PM   #3
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I've successfully used Berryman Chem-Dip, a 96 Oz. "paint bucket" size can with a dip tray. Won't hurt brass or aluminum , pot metal. really cleans well in a few hours or even overnight. It'll burn skin, curl nose hairs, so in my opinion, works well. Done about 8 carbs and other really dirty parts in it and it's starting to lose it's magic powers. I think I paid about 12 bucks for it at my local Autozone.

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Old 02-03-2020, 10:47 AM   #4
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I've successfully used Berryman Chem-Dip, a 96 Oz. "paint bucket" size can with a dip tray. Won't hurt brass or aluminum , pot metal. really cleans well in a few hours or even overnight. It'll burn skin, curl nose hairs, so in my opinion, works well. Done about 8 carbs and other really dirty parts in it and it's stating to lose it's magic powers. I think I paid about 12 bucks for it at my local Autozone.
Exactly what Iím looking for. Didnít know they still made this. 20 yrs ago I bought a big dip can of this product. Worked great. I figured that anything available over the counter in todayís Ďgreení culture would be watered down badly.
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:34 PM   #5
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One would think so... here, they're banning plastic shopping bags. Hope they don't find out about our Berryman's..
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:00 PM   #6
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I have 3 to clean right now, I will look for Berryman, looks like most places sell it. Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2020, 12:34 AM   #7
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I forgot to check the label on the can we got in Portland Or. The California stuff is different then other places, go figure and I think we got a can of it. Not the same old stuff. Maybe further north you will be safe and get the good stuff.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:28 AM   #8
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The last can of Berryman I bought was at Walmart, it cost less.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:34 PM   #9
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The original product is still available and there is a California Compliant version . The Cal Comploant stuff has the letter "C" at the end of the product number and is not as good as the original cleaner.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:48 PM   #10
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Your local NAPA has a very good 1 gal. can & a 5 Gal can, both with baskets and good for many uses.. Not cheap, but very strong & works..
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Thanks for the "C" information. We talked about it at the shop but I got onto other things and forgot. LOL
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Old 02-06-2020, 08:45 AM   #12
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Another brand not mentioned is made by Gunk and comes in the gallon can with basket. Works good. I think I got mine at unadavanced auto.
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Well I checked our can for the number and no "C", but this can sure is not the same as the last one we got.
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Old 02-15-2020, 01:08 PM   #14
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Paint Lacquer thinner works great!
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