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Re: Aluminum-safe degreaser

Post by Largemouthlou » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:29 am

I use formula 88 with pretty good results.. Granted I haven't put it on full blown grease but it cleanes all my bare aluminum very well..

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Re: Aluminum-safe degreaser

Post by Jay V » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:27 am

Looks like Simple Green doesn't attack cast aluminum like the Heavy Duty Degreasers do - but it doesn't degrease as well either...

Anyone have a degreasing tank? IIRC, Steve (K-Series) was using Simple Green in a tank to degrease valve covers.

I have a greasy engine cover that I'm testing a few things on. Heavy Duty Degreaser smutted it, as did oven cleaner, but both softened the grease. Simple Green (sprayed on) wasn't as effective on the heavy grease but didn't darken the aluminum. I'm thinking of buying a quantity of Simple Green and soaking it (should be safe to leave for 24 hours if needed - unlike Heavy Duty Degreaser) but wanted to see if anyone had gone this route before.

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Re: Aluminum-safe degreaser

Post by Harleydad » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:45 am

Coral rep told me to add some tsp to the simple green. You could try that.
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Re: Aluminum-safe degreaser

Post by Jay V » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:24 pm

Harleydad wrote:Coral rep told me to add some tsp to the simple green. You could try that.
Interesting...Was it supposed to change the Ph?

Was Matt R. your rep?

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Aluminum-safe degreaser

Post by BURNPC » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:03 pm

I use purple powder at about 2:1 water to PP. works pretty well, haven't noticed any attack on the aluminum engine case I did this week,
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Re: Aluminum-safe degreaser

Post by Jay V » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:09 pm

BURNPC wrote:I use purple powder at about 2:1 water to PP. works pretty well, haven't noticed any attack on the aluminum engine case I did this week,
Do you spray it on or dip in a tank?

How long do you leave it sit?

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Post by BURNPC » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:10 pm

I bought a cheap parts washer from HF. They were in there for over an hour,
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Post by fallenauthority » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:43 pm

Something that works REALLY well is spray nine. I have used it on HEAVILY caked on greasy items and they come out sparkling clean. Safe on aluminum too! Spray it on, let it sit for about 10 minutes, if necessary agitate thickly caked on areas and spray off with water. I use a little electric pressure washer and it works great.
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Re: Aluminum-safe degreaser

Post by john mariner » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:57 am

If you will use a more concentrated or toughest degreaser it might affect the aluminum I am currently using Rx degreaser it works best for me on aluminium.
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