I mentioned, in a past thread, using PINE-SOL
as a possible carb cleaner. This is your buy-it-off-the-shelf product...no substitute product(s), no lime fragrance, etc...just your original, regular Pine-Sol!!
Not having used it myself, I decided to give it a go.....Sorry, but no pictures!!!
I put Pine-Sol in to a clear, lidded, plastic container...Took a carb top and stripped out the float/needle/housing, top jet, choke mechanism, etc and submerged the whole lot in to the liquid. Put the lid on and left for 24 hours.....tic, tock, tic, tock
The next morning I removed all the parts and rinsed them off in hot water and a wee nail brush. Fired up the compressor and blow dried everything.......VOILA!!!!!
All the parts came out squeaky clean and ready for assembly. (I did run all the brass parts over with a wee bit of 'oooo' wire/steel wool to give them a real good shine before assembly).
I have since, done the other carb top, with the same result...
Now I have a carb bottom half, stripped out and submerged (as of an hour ago) in the same solution.
The Pine-Sol is used neat, straight out of the bottle. Its a safer way to do a carb clean...and the garage smells really nice too