very easy way to clean/detail your motor

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  1. 70sbudget

    70sbudget Veteran Member

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    i would not hesitate to have it hit the paint if it is diluted unlike some other car specific chemicals. it is a simple degreaser. even full strength for cleaning tires, just hose it off and you should be good.
     
  2. POS71RS

    POS71RS Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hmmm.. anyone here ever fill a solvent tank with it?...
     
  3. 70sbudget

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    as in a tank you dump dirty parts into to clean them?

    i used it full stregth to soak parts like nuts, bolts, brackets etc. as mentioned, just be careful with the lenght of time you let aluminum be exposed to full strength, after that, you can use this stuff for ANYTHING!!!!!
     
  4. POS71RS

    POS71RS Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes, I have a solvent tank (another HF cheapo-special) that I used to keep diesel fuel in as a solvent. (CHEAP and easy... the 'solvent tank' solvents were rediculously cheap.
    However, it was outdoors but covered then. I just brought the dried up tank back out of storage, and being that it's going to be INSIDE the garage, I don't want something that is flammable.

    I was kinda thinkin' out loud on that one... and wondering if anyone had done that yet.
     
  5. mgoad1971

    mgoad1971 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've soaked them before. Plastic parts at least.
    For rust I soak in purple power de-ruster. Purple power also makes a darn good degreaser for the engine as well!!
     
  6. grzewnicki

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    Be careful on painted surfaces it will dull them. And man them fumes when you spray that stuff are just about lethal. Good degreaser though and reasonable price if ou buy the 2.5 gallon jug.
     
  7. 73Camaro383

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    Wesleys bleach white is what you use for wide whites and white letters... Works wonders.
     
  8. 70sbudget

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    i think outloud alot. btw, you wont have to worry about how to dispose of the "solvent" in this case. just trap all of the dirt and let the rest drain. ;P
     
  9. Rand

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    Always used Mom's SOS pads...worked GREAT...just have to get past Mom!! LoL
     
  10. cgibsong002

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    Just another thought.. anyone have any good ways to get everything to dry non-spotted after rinsing, or is towel drying the only way? Also the intake is always a pain in the ass because so much water sits on top of it.
     

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