Author Topic: Proper Cleaning of Vacuum and Misc Hoses  (Read 384 times)

Offline 69mustang73mach1

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Proper Cleaning of Vacuum and Misc Hoses
« on: December 06, 2016, 11:27:06 PM »
Hi Everyone,  I'm trying to figure out the best way to clean the different rubber hoses in the engine compartment that has colored stripes or stamped printing on them such as heater, brake boost and vacuum lines.  The new hoses sometimes has a whiteish film on them.  I just don't want to remove the stripes or printing off the hoses.  Thanks Mark

 
Mark
1969 Ford Mustang Sportsroof, 390-4V
Dearborn built on Oct 31, 1968
1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 351C-4V
Dearborn built on Oct 31, 1972
1968 Mercury Park Lane Convertible, 428-4V
St Louis built on Apr 19, 1968

Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Proper Cleaning of Vacuum and Misc Hoses
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2016, 11:50:17 PM »
Hi Everyone,  I'm trying to figure out the best way to clean the different rubber hoses in the engine compartment that has colored stripes or stamped printing on them such as heater, brake boost and vacuum lines.  The new hoses sometimes has a whiteish film on them.  I just don't want to remove the stripes or printing off the hoses.  Thanks Mark
Westleys tire brite cleaner. Spray or wipe it on then wipe off. That is what i use.
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Offline rockhouse66

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Re: Proper Cleaning of Vacuum and Misc Hoses
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 06:39:29 PM »
I accidentally used a waterless car wash product (overspray  ::)) and it cleaned the radiator hose quite nicely.
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Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Proper Cleaning of Vacuum and Misc Hoses
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 08:44:36 PM »
I've used lanolin based hand cleaner without the grit on stripped ones and with grit for those unmarked. In other cars for long term freshening have put them (once clean) into zip lock bags with some Zymol weatherstrip softener

Works for me
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Offline 69mustang73mach1

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Re: Proper Cleaning of Vacuum and Misc Hoses
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 11:19:39 PM »
Thanks guys.  I will give them a try.  Thanks Mark
Mark
1969 Ford Mustang Sportsroof, 390-4V
Dearborn built on Oct 31, 1968
1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 351C-4V
Dearborn built on Oct 31, 1972
1968 Mercury Park Lane Convertible, 428-4V
St Louis built on Apr 19, 1968