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    DIY Senior Member Marlin336's Avatar
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    Default Cleaning turbo torch tips?

    How do you guys clean these out? I've got a bunch of them that either have a horrible flame or spew black gunk all over. I finally ran out of extra tips and it's now either clean em up or buy new ones. I know you can remove part of the bottom with an allen key but where do you go from there? Soak it in diesel, tiny wire brush, etc?

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    For my torch tips I usually replace the filter with a new one and the flame will be as good as gold

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    Talking Filters????

    I usually soak them in gasoline

    How do you change a filter on one of those ????

    Usually when all else fails I heat up the tip with another
    torch and that will clean out all the debris and solder balls that get
    inside one of them....


    I never knew that their was even a filter that could be changed

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    Filters are on the bottom tof the tips. They come out with an allen wrench.
    A tip that has hardened solder in it might require heating up to make it flow out.

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    Tip #57: don't lose the orifice when you take it out to clean it.

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