If you ever have the need to remove carbon from aluminum engine parts (like power valves) here is a product we ran across being used in the automotive world and with ultra-lite aircraft. It’s called â€œPiston Kleenâ€. It sells for only $8 per gallon and is available from Orison Marketing, manufacturer and distributor of industrial strength cleaners.
Piston Kleen is marketed as a safe, effective, and economical water-based cleaner engineered to remove baked-on carbon, oils, greases and other soils from tracked vehicles (that’s us), trucks and automotive engine parts. Developed to remove burnt-on carbon deposit in the piston rings on U.S. Army vehicles, Piston Kleen makes easy work of a major problem. Piston Kleen is recommended for soak tanks, cabinet washers, ultra sonics, and through-put machines.
Simply soak the piston/parts in Piston Kleen for 2 to 24 hours to remove even the nastiest build-up. Agitation and heat decrease the soak time, but is not necessary. Orison recommends agitation with a working temperature of 900 to 1800 F.
To get some visit www.orisonmarketing.com. They also have a host of other bio-safe cleaners, rust inhibitors, and interesting products developed for military and industrial applications.