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Old 03-02-2009, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 2classics View Post
50/50 simle green and water does pretty good with greasy/oily, but you may need to use more than one application. Best part is it's biodegradable. Gasoline varnish, I use gunk carb cleaner in a one gallon can.
Simple Green is great. I found this stuff before I had my license, when I discovered wrenches and started tearing apart bicycles as a kid. Still swear by it. Something to keep in mind, simple green itself is biodegradable, however once it has done it's work it is full of oily greasy grime... not biodegradable anymore. Anyway...

the stuff I have on hand for cleaning parts

simple green
carb cleaner
brake cleaner
pb blaster
mineral spirits
gasoline
 
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:04 PM
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Parts washer with mineral spirits and a brush.....glass beads for blasting.
 
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I use stodard (sic?) solvent in a $50 parts cleaner from Summit .
 
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For heavy grease & crud (engines, trannys, axles, etc.) I use Easy-Off oven cleaner, the trigger spray bottle, not the spray can. It's cheap, and it cuts grease like nobody's business
 
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Ahhh, PB Blaster, thats some awesome stuff outright in any appilcation.

And oven cleaner, wow I never would have thought off that.

Also, old toothbrushes are great for getting in tight spots.
 
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Freon Fogging tank.
 
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:03 PM
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ill use any thing that gets the job done for me...lol
 
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Oven Cleaner is the best for engine compartments. Just keep it off the paint. It will wash away any wax, and possibly burn the paint.
 
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Originally Posted by Jermafenser View Post
What is AFT?

If I'm rebuilding a carburetor, I use carb cleaner, then kerosene.

All others, I use Castrol's heavy-duty degreaser and/or kerosene.

For rusted parts, I use a plastic tub with water and a battery charger.
OK.......I was hoping someone else would ask, but I guess I am the only one that don't know. Please explain the water and battery charger. I had some rusty parts, filled up a tub with some water, plugged up my battery charger, threw it in the water and it kicked my breaker! Can you help? Just kidding.....
 
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by tenforty_2 View Post
OK.......I was hoping someone else would ask, but I guess I am the only one that don't know. Please explain the water and battery charger. I had some rusty parts, filled up a tub with some water, plugged up my battery charger, threw it in the water and it kicked my breaker! Can you help? Just kidding.....
I hope you were joking!

it's rust removal via electrolysis.

Here's a page on doing it.

http://www.secondchancegarage.com/pu...st-removal.cfm

Google search "electric rust removal" resulted in several hits. Do your research, and be safe!
 


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