Originally Posted by GTREVINOWK2
No damage whatsoever on mine i gently cleaned with TB cleaner and cotton soft rag ...need to emphasize GENTLY also do not push on it, have some one turn key on (engine off) and press pedal to gently clean off with rag/finger ... NEVER SPRAY ANYTHING INTO THE TB... Will order catch can soon to see if it helps to keep clean
I'm not sure I would recommend this process.
Apart from the fun you'll have if that person accidentally starts the car, you are far more likely to damage the motor and electronics if they are energized and in operation than if the vehicle is off.
If the TB is disconnected, you will not damage it by manually opening the plate to clean it...many have cleaned the TB in this way without problems.