I’m rebuilding the 2 Rochester Marine carburetors and using Chem Dip (0996) to clean parts. These carbs both have Chrysler Blue paint on the outer surfaces. I don’t really care if the paint gets removed, but do not want to muck up the dip before all the smaller parts are cleaned. Since I am doing 1 carb at a time I can’t do all unpainted parts first. So my questions are:
1) Will 0996 remove the paint?
2) If so, will the residue muck up the Chem Dip?
3) Assuming either 1 or 2 are true, should I remove exterior paint with acetone before cleaning?
Berryman CHEM-DIP CARBURETOR AND PARTS CLEANER (part #0996) is safe on for use on plastic, rubber, and most paints and metals. Therefore, it is quite likely the paint will be unaffected and the cleaner unadulterated (except for dirt, oil, fuel residue, etc.). Please note that we recommend soak times be limited to 15-30 minutes per dip with a total soak time not to exceed 4 hours for aluminum and aluminum-based parts.