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how to clean quick connects?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by nxtkitt, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. nxtkitt

    nxtkitt Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I just bought new ones before this season and now they are dirtied up like crap! Is there something I should NOT use? Carb cleaner? WD-40? only one? both? What do YOU use to keep those quick connect fittings like new?
     
  2. Dustball

    Dustball Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Whatever doesn't eat the o-rings.
     
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Fluid Film. Not sure if they will look like new but they will work like new.
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I would clean them out with brake clean. Once dry, Fluid Film.
     
  5. nxtkitt

    nxtkitt Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    any difference between brake cleaner and carb cleaner?
     
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Brake cleaner seems to leave less residue. Carb cleaner is probably OK if that's all you have handy.
     
  7. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    I used WD-40
     
  8. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Just be dang careful if you blow them dry with an air hose.
    Clean with a mild cleaner and Fluid film them. I would FF them a few times during the winter season too.
     
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Starter fluid (ether) is excellent for cleaning hydraulic parts, cheap and it leaves NO residue,
     
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Never thought of that, but I like it. Will try it soon.
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Plus it smells good to boot. :D
     
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Getting used to the smell of FF. Took a while, but I kinda like it now.
     
  13. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    It's an acquired smell, for sure. :D

    I actually know people that use Fluid Film as a furniture polish because they like the smell so much.
     
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    And adds a party atmosphere to the shopLOL
     
  15. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i knew grandview was weird but furniture polish now.... jeez.