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#1 zuren OFFLINE  

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Posted April 13, 2015 - 02:49 PM

I wasn't certain which forum this should go in so I am putting it here. 

 

I'm starting to clean up and make repairs to my 36 year old Power King and many areas are a greasy, caked up mess, but also painted.  I'm out of Simple Green so before I head out to buy another gallon I wanted to check to see if there is a better option I'm not aware of. 

 

I do not want to use gasoline, kerosene or anything similar due to the odor, mess and disposal.  Some guys seem to like Meguiar's Super Degreaser but is pricey at $20/gal.

 

Thanks for any suggestions! 


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 02:56 PM

I like Purple Power. Get it at Dollar General in the Automotive section.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 03:02 PM

I use Purple Power.

Just be careful not to let it sit on the paint very long it will Eat the clear coat off really quick.

My neighbor uses the same stuff in his pressure washer and it works but I like to just spray it on with an old Windex bottle and let it sit for about 5 minutes then hit it with the garden hose.Most of the stuff comes off Really quick with just a garden hose.

 

What doesn't come off gets another couple of shots of Purple Power and another shot from the Hose.If you have a pressure washer it will take All the crap off once sprayed with Purple Power.It's really good stuff and @ $5 a gallon at the Dollar Store it's a really good deal to.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 03:04 PM

Purple Power kicks greases butt.And will eat all the oils on your skin.Once you wash your hands they will feel like alligator skin.Just wear gloves and you'll be fine.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 03:24 PM

Brake clean in the spray can and a brush. Spray a bit then brush it, wash with soap and water, rinse with warm to hot water. Noel


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 03:37 PM

Purple Power does a good job, like the others said.

I mix my 50/50 with water and keep it in a plastic coffee can with lid.  Great for small parts to be cleaned.  Can use a rag to wipe on large parts.  Be sure to wash the parts with water.

 

Dawn will also do a good job for cleaning parts.

 

Head and Shoulders  should work, too.  Really cleans my oily, greasy hands better the Gojo.  Have not tried it on any parts at this time.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 03:38 PM

Brake clean eats the paint right off to in my uses Hurts/melts  plastics, some rubbers. I use engine cleaners and power washer, but that can leave a "film" behind on smooth surfaces too.  Get the Heavy Duty or Foaming, I use a little of each. BUT.....messy, smelly and not environmentally freindly I guess. I do on gravel drive and it soaks down in. Think I've used Purple Power too, way back and did pretty good if I recall.  Simple Green doesn't do it for me, others like it.  I would also scrape many heavy areas carefully with a putty knife or plastic tool first, before cleaning. Be warned, once you clean it off and see the rusty areas, you will want to fix and paint those areas, then might as well paint this area, then that one, and you end up tearing down and doing the whole tractor over!! :smilewink:


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 03:39 PM

Purple Power does a good job, like the others said.

I mix my 50/50 with water and keep it in a plastic coffee can with lid.  Great for small parts to be cleaned.  Can use a rag to wipe on large parts.  Be sure to wash the parts with water.

 

Dawn will also do a good job for cleaning parts.

 

Head and Shoulders  should work, too.  Really cleans my oily, greasy hands better the Gojo.  Have not tried it on any parts at this time.

 

I was using a little bit of Dawn last night but I think I need something a bit stronger. 


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 03:43 PM

I use Purple Power full strength.  Just checked, Walmart has it for $4.87 a gal.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 05:35 PM

I've had good luck with Awesome Orange from Dollar Tree,,,, yep, it's $1.00



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Posted April 13, 2015 - 05:52 PM

Run small parts through  the dishwasher on STEAM cycle. Spray Nine tm for detergent. 


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 06:01 PM

Run small parts through  the dishwasher on STEAM cycle. Spray Nine tm for detergent. 

I tried that---the now ex wife didn't like it much.

 

Purple power works but the fumes are hard on the lungs,have the shop doors open or use it outside.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 07:09 PM

I've had good luck with Awesome Orange from Dollar Tree,,,, yep, it's $1.00

The Dollar General by me has Awesome and it works pretty good for me but has a strong odor to it when you use it full strength.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 07:39 PM

I have had great luck with Purple Power, I use it in a small ultrasonic cleaner for carburetors and other small parts. I let it set for a while then pour the top portion off and save it to clean large parts ( like you would pot boiled coffee ). Also If you are working on small sections of hard gunk left from the first go around try soaking it with WD-40 then clean it off. 


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 08:52 PM

Run small parts through  the dishwasher on STEAM cycle. Spray Nine tm for detergent. 

This is an awesome way to clean.

 

I picked up an old dish washer off craigslist and hooked it up in my garage.  I put a little water heater in that I crank up as hot as I can get it.  It does a great job, but they don't last very long on super greasy parts.


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