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i'm going to try it out on my cb 750f carbs
 

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That's impressive! KISS in a nut-shell. I'm going to build one myself. Thanks for sharing!:waving:

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Hi Jim,
I am not sure if I have the contact anymore, but there is a guy in Columbia who had a soda blaster machine and process. I even think he traveled blasting cars and boats.
 

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treker8098 wrote:
Hi Jim,
I am not sure if I have the contact anymore, but there is a guy in Columbia who had a soda blaster machine and process. I even think he traveled blasting cars and boats.
Is that South Carolina, or South America? If it's Colombia, South America, I'd be cautious aboutspraying that white powder around. ;)
 

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I hear you. Good to now some out there can spell even though i am not perfect. The location is SC.
 

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Went deeper in the site and was caught by the single wheel trailer and it's hookup. That would work,a 3 wheel motorcycle and trailer in tandem.
 

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Oh, BTW, you can get 50lb bags of baking soda at swimming pool supply stores.

Jim(inSC)
 

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How do you think this will work on wheels? I'm trying to find a good way to clean up my wheels this winter.
 

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I've got something even more simple. An air nozzle that already has the pickup tube fitting on it and air tube through the plastic cap of a 1 gallon anti-freeze jug.

I use it for the de-greaser I spray on my engines, it could also be used to hold the baking soda once dried out.
 

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detdrbuzzard wrote:
i'm going to try it out on my cb 750f carbs
I miss my '79 cb750k. It did me well until it's death. (Damn cam chains) But in it's death came the GL1100a. :cooler:
 

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Do you think this would be OK to spray on the cylinder heads inside to clean them up without hurting? sure would be nice to get more of the carbon buildup off inside by the exhaust valves. Maybe if I put the valves in place..
Great idea, THANK YOU!
 

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Do you think this would be OK to spray on the cylinder heads inside to clean them up without hurting? sure would be nice to get more of the carbon buildup off inside by the exhaust valves. Maybe if I put the valves in place..
Great idea, THANK YOU!
Baking soda is not hard enough to remove any metal in a reasonable length of time.. it actually crushes (and therefore cannot be reused) In fact it will hardly remove paint... A friend uses a system to soda blast even fiberglass parts to clean them up... Any abrasive, of course, given enough time in one spot will remove something, but the soda system is very safe.. also the grit will dissolve in water so it can be washed off...no gritty residue like sand or glass.. It is slow going though.. I won't be paying you by the hour:waving:
 

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i have a air siphon gun at work i use for cleaning engines and rear ends with solvent ive never tried arm and hammer before i might give it a shot next time i get it out would have helped to know this when i was sanding and sanding on the aluminum to get it to polish
 

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Ok.. i bit, I had to try it. I'm helping a friend rebuild a 81 verago.. tried this. bought 50lb bag of soda from the pool store... now, mind you, a verago is not as refined as a wing, it has not figured out water cooling, sooo there are these hideous air cooling fins. and i have to tell you that this soda blasting thing was AWESOME! got right in there between the cooling fins, cleaned all the garbage out, in fact he was going to polish them, but now says this was good enough! I also like the idea that it was non-toxic. a bit of a dust maker, but not tough to clean up.. I was amazed at how much soda it did NOT use, I thought it would just go through it, but it was pretty lean on the usage. also you have to maintain a good pressure, i found it worked best at above 80psi.
good luck! I have found my new rust / grime/ dirt/ scale / whatever remover!
 

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Excellent tip.

Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Never mind! :doh:
 

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I bought one like this works great with soda or sand

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