You can just use a cleaner like Simple Green, etc. and oil it with ATF in a spray bottle. I have done this for years with foam and wire frame gauze filters...
2003 GT, UPR X, FRPP 24lb/h, Magnaflow, 180° stat, PP 70mm TB & plenum, Delta Force tuned, Steeda UDPs, Ralco RZ flywheel, RAM HDX clutch, 3.73s, 262 rwHP/305 lb-ft. Beginner's Guide to Bolt-ons
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