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Manufacturer Tech Tip: Carburetor Cleaning Tips From Edelbrock


NEVER clean your EnduraShine or PermaStar parts with solvents or carburetor cleaners of any kind. Use of these cleaners will dull the luster and will remove the coating. Never use solvents or carburetor cleaners when rebuilding your EnduraShine carburetor. Do not use paper towels to wipe or clean your EnduraShine or PermaStar parts.

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Although Edelbrock tests its coated products with various fuel types, gasoline formulations may stain the EnduraShine or PermaStar coating. In all cases, take extra care to prevent gasoline from covering the manifold or exterior of the carburetor. Please note that special care needs to be given when using Holley or Demon carburetors that have end bowl gaskets below the fuel level that may facilitate leaking of gasoline.

ALWAYS clean your EnduraShine or PermaStar parts using mild soap, water or non solvent cleaners such as Simple Green. Use of products such as Novus No. 1 Plastic Clean & Shine or other products listed below will help keep the shine and act as a dust repellent. When cleaning always use a clean, soft cotton, non-abrasive, absorbent, lint-free, micro-fiber cloth and a short circular stroke cleaning motion.


Safe to use on EnduraShine or PermaStar parts: 

  • Cloth Towels
  • Microweave Cloth
  • Soap & Water
  • Simple Green
  • Turtle Wax Wash & Wax Automotive Paint & Finish Cleaner
  • Novus Plastic Shops & Detail Supply Shop
  • Meguiars Plastic Polish & Cleaner
  • Meguiars Cleaner Wax
  • Mothers Plastic Polish
  • Mothers California Gold Wax Products


DO NOT use a chrome polish or a scratch remover that is not clear coat safe. For best results, a high quality polish such as Novus No.2 Fine Scratch Remover, Meguiars or Mothers Plastic Polish should be used. Before the application of any scratch removal product ensure the surface of the part is clean and free of any dirt or grime and follow the directions of the cleaning product carefully.



Any cleaning products used on your EnduraShine or PermaStar parts MUST be clear coat safe or developed for the cleaning of acrylic coatings. We suggest applying any automotive wax coat after cleaning, this will help to seal the surface and protect the finish. Use of abrasive or solvent cleaners will void your manufacturer’s warranty.

Tech Tip Courtesy of Edelbrock 


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