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Twin Air Filter need help

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im using a twin air filter , i am oiling it with bel-ray filter oil it is very tacky. cleaning it is kind of hard because i cant find anything that takes the oil out of the filter. i tried twin air powder cleaner takes the dirt out not oil, tried k & n filter cleaner and it takes the dirt off and no oil agian. soap and water doesnt do anything cause its water proof and bel ray doesnt make a filter cleaner, used gas once worked great but heard it was hard on the filter. so if you could jus let me know some cleaners that will work, it would be greatly apperciated. thanks
 

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FoxRacer357 said:
im using a twin air filter , i am oiling it with bel-ray filter oil it is very tacky. cleaning it is kind of hard because i cant find anything that takes the oil out of the filter. i tried twin air powder cleaner takes the dirt out not oil, tried k & n filter cleaner and it takes the dirt off and no oil agian. soap and water doesnt do anything cause its water proof and bel ray doesnt make a filter cleaner, used gas once worked great but heard it was hard on the filter. so if you could jus let me know some cleaners that will work, it would be greatly apperciated. thanks

What does Bel-Ray recommend?
 

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First use a little kerosene, then soap and water, then plain water. Squeeze it out and let it dry out of the sun. It should be clean (of dirt and oil) and ready to oil again.
 

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Don't know. I have never even heard of varsol!

You can reuse the kerosene and make a gallon go a long way.
 

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Any type of solvent is going to be hard on it but it's a relative thing, we've always cleaned our filters with mineral spirits or kerosene and then soap and water as DWreck advised. We always get at least 2 seasons out of a filter before it starts to disinigrate to the point I'll replace it. They may wear faster if it's your only filter as we are usually rotating anywhere from 3-7 different air filters through the bike at any given time.
 
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i use a little gas to clean mine.. then make sure u get all the gass out of it then some dawn soap and clena it out and let it air dry
 
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PJ-1 makes a good air filter cleaner that we use in the shop, soak it down for a few minutes and then rinse it out with water and it's clean. If I didn't use No-Toil I would be using the PJ-1 stuff.
 
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FoxRacer357 said:
alright thanks alot for the ideas
You might want to consider the No-Toil oil and cleaner. Works great and is very easy to clean (I do it in our kitchen sink). No solvents needed.
 
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i agree about the no-toil that is all i use it doesnt breakdown the filter at all i dont no why more ppl dont use it i hav found no draw backs to it
 

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I'd like to try it but isn't that the stuff that can't be used on twin air filters? We've always used twin air after one season of uni filters which I hated.
 

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Chili said:
I'd like to try it but isn't that the stuff that can't be used on twin air filters? We've always used twin air after one season of uni filters which I hated.
I've been using it on a Twin Air, a Uni and a couple stock filters.. not had any issues at all.