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What are you guys using for cleaning your air filters. Did anyone hear of using paint thinner? And will using paint thinner cause immediate damage to the filter? Thanks.

Richard

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yes, I have heard of using paint thinner or kerosene. We use Gas when using conventional air filter oil. But usually it's no toil/ oxy clean, It is easy and you can skip a step compared to using gas. It doesn't burn my hands either.

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i have the NO Toil stuff and it works amazingly. i try to stay away from gasoline but kerosene works the best for petroleum oils.

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I don't know about paint thinner it seems like it would be very harsh on the filter..

Kerosene isn't too hard on the filter.

I use gasoline and then wash the filter off in either just watter or preferably soapy water (never clean a filter in gas and not rinse it out good.. gas eats the foam and glue... but i wash mining after using gas with no problems)

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I found that the solvents ate the foam and disolved the glue in the filters so now I'm hooked on no-toil. They even make a decent air filter.

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Kerosene is fine. I use the UNI filter cleaning stuff so I can wash it out with water and not leave any solvent residue.

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I just use white spirits / kero / petrol.

Filters seem to last all right.

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Paint thinner or mineral spirits will work fine, provided you don't soak it for extended periods of time. I usually soak mine for about 5 minutes in mineral spirits, rinse, then use Simple Green and soapy water, then thoroughly rinse, then apply your air filter oil or air filter spray.

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I use diesel. Then wash with soap abd water. Gasoline is not good for the air filter although i've used it over the years but diesel is a better alternative from what i understand.

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i use sprits and soapy water. have been using same air filter for year and a half

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