dipcoat needle valve and float

<HTML>After checking sources for the needle valve that I need for my dellorto SHA 14 12, I got an idea from a local imports repair shop. The owner suggested that I coat the tip of the needle valve with the stuff used on handles of tools. I thought it would soften and breakdown with contact to fuel. His reply was that it would not be used on shop tools if it did. So I dipped the tip of the needle valve and the float which was not "floating" and both look good. After 24 hours of drying time, I will soak them in fuel to see if there is any reaction. No harm trying; they are useless parts otherwise. Replacements are harder to find than worm's teeth. I'll post the results.


RE: DO NOT dipcoat

<HTML>Before using the parts that I dipcoated, I tested them by soaking them in a jar of fuel for an hour. The dipcoat liquified and disipated into the fuel.

Do NOT use this method to solve the problem! It will only make things worse!


RE: dipcoat needle valve and float

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RE: dipcoat needle valve and float

Dick Bertram /

<HTML>I have had good luck on larger Hondas by polishing both the needle & seat areas with a good metal polish like Mothers or Blue Magic. Use a Q-tip to polish the seat to a high shine & carefully polish the needle to break any glaze on the soft tip of the needle. Be sure to use a second Q-tip to remove any residue - you can tell when it stays clean. Good luck!</HTML>

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