I like carburetor cleaner since that what it's made for. Ihaven't seen it attack the neoprene or rubber parts. You really need compressed air to blow things out. It's well worth while to have even a cheap compressor, there's a lot more use for them than just keeping your tires up. You don't need a high volume production unit, there are lots of small compressors available for under 50 dollars. All you need is one that can pump up 90psi or so and has an airtank. Doesn't need to be a big tank, a couple gallon size will do the job.I don't think you can get near enough pressure from a can.
I just cleaned the carb on my lawnmower, XT500 and SP250 in a can of Chemdip. Stuff works great but you need to make sure you remove all plastic and rubber parts before soaking. Most auto parts stores should carry it.
The thinners is extremely effective all right. It also takes the paint off the carbs so you might end up having to repaint the bare aluminium afterwards.Cellulose thinners will dissolve anything in the carbs and very quickly too. It will also dissolve rubber and plastic so you need to strip them out first.
WD-40 is good for removing all lot of different goos, glues and such!GW, thanks alot for the advice. I tried it and even though it took a whole lot of soaking, it finally started to loosen up. Also, because the rubber was stuck on a vertical surface of the car, whatever I put on it kept dripping off. What I did was take a razor and cut very small shallow vertical grooves into the rubber. That way when I put the gasoline on it, it sorta welled up on the rubber itself and sank into it.
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