Originally Posted by postal
When I cleaned my intake, I first cleaned/scraped/brushed off what I could reach, then I let it soak in my buddies parts washer for awhile to loosen up what I couldn't reach then brushed it clean.
After cleaning I air-hosed it to get as dry as possible, then I media blasted it to get it "really clean". After that I air-hosed it a lot to get out all of the media blast creatures.
When it was all said and done, I used a very light spray oil to "seal" it to help keep it nice and clean and not stain up tight away.
As already mentioned, your presentation was very informative, descriptive, and quite easy to understand for the "first timers" and also for the rest of us. You derserve an A+ A+ and an A+.
You might also think about this techinique; In the intake ports I usually put aerosol shaving cream(gilettee-barbasol...) to keep some minor foreign object(carbon chunk etc...) from accidentally falling onto the gasket that inevitably was missed & stayed lodged in the intake & won't fall out until you put the intake on(and you didn't see it). It will blow out on the first sign of compression, Plus your exhaust will smell good for the first few seconds!!!