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The screen around the fuel pickup is nylon or something like it. Don't use a metal fiber brush to clean it. The toothbrush is OK and Harbor Freight has inexpensive black nylon brushes good for scrubbing delicate things like that in solvent.
The rest is brass and can take a brass brush or whatever. Use compressed air for final cleaning.

When I restored the gas tank in the car I used to have I reused the rubber oring on the brass and screen fuel pickup and smeared some blue hylomar gasket dressing on it because hylomar is not disolved or thinned by gasoline. There's other gasket sealers that will also work and a new oring would probably work well dry or with just a little oil smeared on it first to lubricate the oring and brass threads while screwing it in.

I didn't have a 22mm allen head wrench for it so I used the head of a 22mm wrench size bolt and turned the shank of the bolt with a pipe wrench to loosen and then tighten the brass fuel pickup screen thing.
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