Author Topic: Degreaser for Oil?  (Read 4768 times)

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Reply #15 on: April 27, 2020, 04:21:14 pm
For most jobs Oil Eater water soluble works well. I buy it at Costco whenever they have it. It doesn't etch cold aluminum like some other cleaners that I've tried. Hot aluminum might not be so good as the manufacturer does warn against this.  Otherwise I use brake cleaner
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Reply #16 on: August 01, 2020, 05:35:29 pm
My old favourites, Gunk or Jizer, seem to have lost their superpowers, I think some ingredients have changed.
 I have had good results with paraffin (Kerosene), or petrol mixed with diesel fuel, obviously don't smoke etc. washed off with detergent, Dissolve a couple of dishwasher tablets in a bucket of hot water, that works well.
If you need to clean a lot of engine parts, use an old dishwasher with extra tablets in it, (not SWMBO's). I use some stuff at work on the plant, it is milky coloured and smells of Brasso, I am trying to find out what make it is, but it ruins paintwork.
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