Solvent tank chemicals

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  1. 17F

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    Picked up a solvent tank recently and I am supposed to use a water based solvent in it. I used some "Krud Kutter" from the hardware store and got dismal results. Anyone got a favorite chemical that won`t break the bank?
     
  2. 351maverick

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    Tractor supply has some pretty good stuff in a 5 gallon bucket. Can't think of the name of it, but it works pretty good
     
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  5. cadillac_al

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    I use Greased Lightning in my parts washer, I get it at Lowes.
     
  6. 77 cruiser

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    I think the only way a water based cleaner is going to work is if it's heated.
    I use mineral spirits in my China made tank.
     
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  7. 17F

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    I looked at that and didn`t see any dilution instructions? How strong did you mix it?
     
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  8. 17F

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    Never even thought of looking there. Thanks!
     
  9. 351maverick

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    100%
     
  10. speed_m5

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    I use mineral spirits in mine also. I fill the bottom up to appox 6" below the suction tube with water then the mineral spirits on top. The spirits will float on top witch allows the heavies to slink to the bottom of the tank
     

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