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Thanks Fred, I scrape what i can off first without damaging the piston, then scrub with a nylon brush and brake cleaner. Then if it still needs a bit more, I use carb/throttle body cleaner with a brush. I try to get the the carb cleaner on and off quick and rinse with brake cleaner or equiv. as it eats nitrile gloves very fast, and I don't like the idea of using it on aluminium unless i need to (even though it is for throttle bodies and carbs?). Once i'm happy enough I put them in an ultrasonic cleaner to shake any stubborn crud from oil holes etc.

Same process with carbs (without the initial scraping), and other engine and general parts, but with carbs and some parts I also soda blast them (each individual part) before going into the ultra sonic cleaner.
Its quite time consuming but it is always worth the extra effort.
 
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