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Simple Green Degreaser?
Posted 11 August 2003 - 11:41 PM
Posted 12 August 2003 - 12:08 AM
first of all, simple green isnt really designed to be used like those spray cans of engine cleaner.. what its really good for, is
A: diluted in a spray bottle it is good for cleaning surfaces like body panels that get everyday dirt and stuff
B: it works good for cleaning upholstry, w/ a little spray, and a bit of scrubbing with a rag.
C: for using it as a degreaser, its really meant to be used in a wash basin where you can scrub and rinse, or a parts washer...
*****however if your looking to clean an engine block covered in crap, or wiping off heavily grease coated areas, this is not really what you want, for that I would recommend something more solvent like.*****
Other uses for simple green: household cleaner/degreaser, heavy duty greasy laundry loads, stove cleaner, bbq cleaner, green colored liquid for various mouthwash practical jokes, sidewalk cleaner,GREAT hand cleaner (if you let them soak in a basin), removing sticky surfaces from like peeled masking tape or something, air freshener, furniture spot remover.. I'm telling you the possibilities are endless with this stuff!!
Posted 12 August 2003 - 12:36 AM
Posted 12 August 2003 - 01:22 AM
Mike, I am already a fan of simple green, but this is a special degreaser they make that is different from regular simple green, and i was wondering if anyone had used it yet.. maybe i'll be the first!
Posted 12 August 2003 - 01:50 AM
I actually used it on my turbowagon (had to remove grease prints) but I hosed it off RIGHT AWAY with no problems.
Simple green got my engine most of the way clean, but the really caked on baked on stuff would need something harsher.
Posted 12 August 2003 - 02:32 AM
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Posted 12 August 2003 - 03:37 AM
Sorry I have never heard of this degreaser that is separate from simple green, I will have to pick some up and try it out - if it anything like the green, its gonna be good stuff. One thing is for sure, you wouldn't drink that Costal purple cleaner! i think is a bit nastier for the ol' digestive tract.
Posted 12 August 2003 - 03:44 AM
Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:39 AM
I have tried that stuff, and in my honest opinion, its seems to be exactly the same as regular simple green. I think it might be one of those marketing things they did to expand the industry into kragens and other parts stores, making it look more catchy so people would buy it. still the same price as the regular stuff at OSH tho, so buy it, and if all else you just have a gallon of simple green in a different container..
I think I was reading the labels, and there was one thing they added to it, like a stabilizer or something to keep it from breaking down as easily.. I dun remember...
4 pistons, 4 wheels, 4 ever
Posted 12 August 2003 - 12:44 PM
Posted 12 August 2003 - 01:44 PM
Posted 12 August 2003 - 02:46 PM
The purple stuff is very nasty. Smells awful, don't inhale it or it'll burn your lungs. It doesn't remove paint, but it does discolor it, a lot!
Posted 12 August 2003 - 03:16 PM
my everclear i drink works well also
Posted 14 August 2003 - 12:59 AM
thanks to mike/alpha esp. as that was my main interest. I'll go with the simple green, methinks.
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