Cleaning a Air Filter Question

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Here is a pic of my Air Filter off of my Husky 385 XP.
I replaced it with a new OEM but $35.00 later I would like to be able to clean this one and keep swapping them out.

I do the tap method already, but..

How do you clean these filters?
Do you clean them or do you buy new?
My Dad would have just soaked it in Saw Gas, but...

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Adirondackstihl

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Saturate with cleaner such as Simple Green or the like. Let set for 10minutes.
Flush with hot water from the inside out.
IMO, keep the tooth brush away from it
 
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i'd stay away from the brush myself... i have had good luck with brake cleaner on the really nasty ones ( spraying from the inside to out)
all the above should work.
 
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Simple green for me works best, again hot water from inside out, no brushing, air dry or use air nozzle to help speed the process up..

Carb clean likes to eat certain filter elements.
 
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Thanks for all the information Gentlemen!

I washed the filter in hot soapy water I used dish soap I figured it would cut any oil.

been drying for a day, will check on it tonight.

Thanks :)
 
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olyman

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Thank you for the info Kind Sir!
I do partially like david,,but don't use a brush at all, as nervous of removing the flock material..just let it soak good,,then LIGHT air pressure...the 3120 dilter didn't come completely clean,,but WAYYYYY better than the way I got it!!!!!
 
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Hot water and dish soap. Fifteen minutes on a floor register to dry with the furnace fan set on 'on'.

Our furnace fan runs 24/7. Keeps the basement warmer and dryer. No stagnant air.
 
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If really dirty I do use a soft only tooth brush a bit but too much use with a brush will loosen the flock ....then you're flocked !! :retarded:
 
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If really dirty I do use a soft only tooth brush a bit but too much use with a brush will loosen the flock ....then you're flocked !! :retarded:
The USC with a squirt of Dawn will get ti really clean and won't hurt the flocking at all. So unless you really want to get flocked:happygrin:, skip the toothbrush.
 
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