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i started using bel ray air filter oil and it is so gooey and hard to clean , is it all right to use gas to clean it?

I am going to go back to the no toil oil instead it washed out no problem

any advice?

cheers rob

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Gas eats away at the filter. Buy some pj1 filter cleaner.

My advice is to use no-toil again. I love not having to work to get the filter clean.

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I have always used gas. You will need a better than stock air filter though. I have always used UNI filters. They are really tough.

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I too have always used gas on my air filters. As soon as all the grease is off I rinse it with dish soap and let dry. Then I use TA filter oil. I saw a video of Andrew Shorts mechanic doing this. Saves money.

I always check the filter to see if the glue is intact, I can say for certain the glue shows no signs of separation.

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I just tried the UNI filter cleaner on my filter that was oiled with belray-I couldn't believe how well it worked. My filter looked brand new. :thumbsup:

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Kerosene...works just as good as gas, if not better, but don't eat the glue from the filter.

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Mineral Spirits will also clean the filters oiled with bel ray very well. I have used the same filter since my bike was new (2years) and the filter still looks like it was just bought.

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Kerosene and then soap and water, treat with BelRay and you are done. I use Twin Air filters, but I keep a Ready Filter or two around if I need to do a change at the track.

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I always use diesel to clean my filters with, heard that diesel wont eat the filter or the filter glue like gas....it works great on my filters... :thumbsup:

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Stick with No Toil and now you can get pre oiled filters for 11 bucks from them.

I bought a coulpe of the pre-NO Toil oiled filters. They are holding up better then the stock filter did.

Anyone ever done the math on what it costs to clean and re-oil a filter with No Toil? Just wondering if it's worth it to toss them and put in a pre-oiled everytime.

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I've always used laquer thinner. It works instantly, and dries fast. I have'nt had any problems with melting glue or deteriorating foam.

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