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Old 10-12-2017, 11:25 AM   #1
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Walnut blasting in Metro Atlanta

Hey. My '10 SS/TC is has over 82k miles in it now and I would like to get the intake valves blasted clean. Anyone know of someone capable/trustworthy of doing this in Metro Atlanta? Any help is appreciated.
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Have you taken the IM off before? If so, you can do this yourself. It's not that hard, just takes some time. Save some $$.
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Have you taken the IM off before? If so, you can do this yourself. It's not that hard, just takes some time. Save some $$.
We have an intake removal guide and valve cleaning guide. Both very useful.

Oh and you can use GM upper engine cleaner and soak the valves instead of walnut blasting.

There are much harder jobs to do than this. It's just time consuming.
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I’m going to assume you have access to a vacuum and compressor. You can pick up a blaster for $15-$50 which will work just fine. Media is $50 for a huge bag and if you don’t want a mess you can just buy the adapter off ecstuning.com. It’s really easy to do it just takes a while. Some wire brushes and picks will help as well.
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We have an intake removal guide and valve cleaning guide. Both very useful.

Oh and you can use GM upper engine cleaner and soak the valves instead of walnut blasting.

There are much harder jobs to do than this. It's just time consuming.
Buying the adapter is definitely a better option compared to prepping it with plastic drop sheets
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I’m going to assume you have access to a vacuum and compressor. You can pick up a blaster for $15-$50 which will work just fine. Media is $50 for a huge bag and if you don’t want a mess you can just buy the adapter off ecstuning.com. It’s really easy to do it just takes a while. Some wire brushes and picks will help as well.
Why are all of your posts half written in High Valyrian?
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I had to look that up to see if it was a language or form of writing lol. What do you mean?
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Your apostrophes come out funky
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Thanks lol. Ill make sure i dont use any
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Yea.....I don't have a compressor. I guess I can go to HF and pick one up. I wasn't in the mood to invest in any more tools even though I prefer to do it myself. I guess I'll start picking up the necessary items to get this done.

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You can have really good results with chemicals, brushes, and picks if you don't want to spend the coin on a compressor. OTOH, this can be a good excuse to buy one. Check craigslist also.
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I m going to assume you have access to a vacuum and compressor. You can pick up a blaster for $15-$50 which will work just fine. Media is $50 for a huge bag and if you don t want a mess you can just buy the adapter off ecstuning.com. It s really easy to do it just takes a while. Some wire brushes and picks will help as well.
what car is the adapter for I don't see a cobalt on there website i was going to use a radiator hose but if the adapter is not to much I will buy it can anyone give me part#
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https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Sit...ction_Adapter/
Not sure if that link turns out all wonky in here but basically just type in extraction adapter and those 2 parts are what you need. The adapter that goes in the valve port is slightly too small but once you hook up the vacuum, the suction holds it in place.
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