How to clean your Air Filter

It is recommended to use a cleaning kit matching your filter brand.

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1. APPLY CLEANER

Liberally spray Air Filter Cleaner onto both sides of the filter and allow to soak for 10 minutes to loosen the dirt. Do not allow cleaner to dry on the air filter.

2. RINSE FILTER

Rinse off air filter with cool low-pressure water applied to the clean side out in order to flush the dirt out of the filter. Continue to rinse the filter until all traces of cleaner are gone. It may be necessary to repeat steps 1 and 2.


3. DRY FILTER

After rinsing, gently shake off excess water and only allow the filter to dry naturally. Do not oil until the filter is completely dry.


4. OIL FILTER

A.) Squeeze Oil

Apply Air Filter Oil evenly along the crown of each pleat. Allow oil to wick for approximately 20 minutes. Touch up any light areas on either side of the filter until there is a uniform red color at all areas.


B.) Aerosol Oil

Spray Air Filter Oil evenly along the crown of each pleat holding nozzle about 3" away (10 cm). Allow oil to absorb for approximately 20 minutes. Touch up any light areas on either side of the filter until there is a uniform oily color at all areas.

The Importance of Oil

A cotton Air Filter is made of 4 to 6 layers of cotton gauze sandwiched between two epoxy-coated aluminum wire screens. The cotton is treated with a specially formulated grade of oil causing tackiness throughout the cotton’s microscopic strands. The nature of the cotton allows high volumes of airflow, and when combined with the tackiness of the oil creates a powerful filtering media that ensures engine protection. In contrast, most other media can not maintain the same balance of airflow and filtration throughout the filter's life without sacrificing one or the other. With a cotton Air Filter, there is no sacrifice.