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  1. #1

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    Can I reuse these?

    ok, i am rebuilding a yamaha SUV. i took apart the intake and two reed plates look rusty. I took them out and clean it. please look at the before and after pictures and one picture just showing a the normal one, buy the way the reed it self look nice and if not perfect. Also one more question, is there a way to restall the "gold" shine to the plate? Thanks
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    Adam's Avatar
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    You could try a wire brush attachment on an angle grinder, it will take the rust off but the pitting will still be there. Its okay it makes no difference to the performance.

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    Sydney, Australia
    Remove the plates and soak them overnight in carb cleaner. Then hit them with a small clean wire brush they should come up fine for use. You don't want any flaky rusty stuff anywhere near your intake.

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    Thanks for the info.

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