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#16 JBRamsey ONLINE  

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Posted April 11, 2015 - 11:54 PM

Be careful with brake cleaner. If you weld parts cleaned with chlorinated brake cleaner, you can kill yourself. It's serious business. I won't buy brake cleaner of any kind anymore for fear of using the wrong stuff by accident. Get gloves, glasses and a face shield and use cheap oven cleaner from Big Lots or Dollar General.

If you are not in a hurry, soak the parts in kerosene or diesel and hit them with a parts cleaning brush. I scrape the big stuff off first with whatever fits the part from a putty knife to a screw driver and wipe them off on cheap paper towels. You can keep reusing the diesel over and over.

Small parts in a jar of lacquer thinner will work, too. Keep the jar closed and it won't flash off and the solids will settle to the bottom. Then you can pour the clean thinner off and use it again. I put the parts in and give them a shake ever once in a while.

I don't like pressure washing greasy parts because that grease is getting on and in the ground. I pressure wash dirty parts but not greasy ones. Go through a few unannounced NCDENR audits and inspections along with twice yearly ISO14001 audits and you will have a new appreciation for ground and surface water contamination. I'll get off my soapbox now.
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Posted June 01, 2015 - 07:44 AM

Yep, it'll eat the top layer of skin right off! 

means you have grubby hands  :smilewink:  lol

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Posted June 04, 2015 - 12:46 PM

We used a old steam cleaner at a rural shop I worked at years ago.. it would clear vintage collections of grease, muck and manure off anything very quickly.

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Posted September 24, 2015 - 01:23 PM

Purple Power from advance Auto works good too.

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Posted September 24, 2015 - 01:56 PM

Purple Power from advance Auto works good too.

My BIL "Meangreen" loves that stuff.  I need to try it.

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Posted September 24, 2015 - 05:20 PM

My BIL "Meangreen" loves that stuff.  I need to try it.

i buy Purple power at Dollar General!

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Posted September 24, 2015 - 05:24 PM

My BIL "Meangreen" loves that stuff. I need to try it.

It's not bad for what it is. I use it now