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Xtreme12x
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted September 28, 2005 07:27 AM  
Where you guys get the green, non toxic, enviromentally safe stuff at? My parts washer is in my engine room which is a rather small space (10x12) and really don't want to fill it up with the smelly stuff. I know 5 gallons of the smelly stuff is around 35 bux.

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted September 28, 2005 12:55 PM  
What you want is SIMPLE GREEN. It is usually found in parts stores and Home Depot type places. It works okay but not much good until heated. I put a hot water heater element in my parts washer when I was using it. Kept it set to about 130 - 140 degrees. You will like it working on race motors. You won't like it when cleaning up junkyard parts with heavy grease.

Bob Berryhill
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted October 12, 2005 09:54 PM  
Castrol Super Clean.Make sure you wear gloves.

Darren Scott
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted October 22, 2005 03:05 AM  
wear gloves regardless of what you use in your parts cleaner, there's so many nasties in the muck on parts, let alone in the cleaning agent.

Xtreme12x
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted October 22, 2005 02:14 PM  
I like the idea of the Simple Green. I used to use it when I would build Kart engines.

Where can I find a heater element, and do you know what a gallon of the Simple Green costs? I've got a 20 Gallon Parts washer, and normally fill it with 15 gallons of whatever I'm using. I've got a few kart motors to do this week so I need to make a decision.

Also, you guys have any reccomendations for a garage floor cleaner?

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted October 23, 2005 09:31 AM  
You should find both at a good Ace Hardware.

autoshop
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted October 25, 2005 11:35 AM  
we have two , one for clean parts that we use simple green, the other for more soiled parts that we heat and it has baking soda in it.The same stuff safety kleen uses.we heat it up to about 175*

[This message has been edited by autoshop (edited October 25, 2005).]

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