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Simple Green Degreaser?

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#1 Guest_baccaruda_*

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 11:41 PM

Saw this at the parts store as I was about to buy the Castrol purple stuff. Anyone used the simple green degreaser?

#2 Guest_alpha0001_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 12:08 AM

Simple green is awesome!!!! I love the stuff... it has its avantages and disadvantages

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!!


#3 Guest_skeetar_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 12:36 AM

Once about 6 years ago my friend Dave dumped a whole bottle of this into the vodka coolaid hooch we were drinking. Made it taste 10 times better. Good stuff.

#4 Guest_baccaruda_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 01:22 AM

skeet, you stay out of this and go drink your vodka :D
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!

#5 Guest_Flowmastered87GL_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 01:50 AM

Use simple green for the engine COMPARTMENT, use harsher stuff if you have the block sitting in your garage needing to be spotless. That castrol purple stuff... it says dont get it on paint :eek:

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.

#6 Guest_Russ Hill_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 02:32 AM

Easy off oven cleaner works great on engine blocks! But wear gloves :D

#7 Guest_x silvershad0w x_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 03:37 AM

We use the regular Simple Green to clean the insides of the tanks at turn in time - nothing makes it easier than a good ol' squirt bottle of simple green. It kinda stinks in enclosed spaces thou, but they say its 100% biodegradale and safe. I've never tried it diluted before, but I'm sure it would be ok at partial concentration, say like in a pressure washer.

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.

#8 Guest_skeetar_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 03:44 AM

Hmmmm, its purple eh? Last time I had something pueple it was a mixture of red and blue slushie syrup. Oh, and vodka.

#9 Guest_alpha0001_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:39 AM

Barracuda, I know exactly what your talking about, it comes in a black anti-freeze looking container?
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...


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#10 Guest_grease weasel_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 12:44 PM

easy off is great for carbon build up( like cleaning valves). But will remove paint if your not careful.Simple geen works great for grease and everything else and is safe enough to drink I guess.

#11 Guest_SuperRallyVovo_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 01:44 PM

We used simple green about a month ago on the volvos dirty rump roast engine compartment, now its spotless... Eccept for the rally dust.:lol:

#12 Guest_Struculeus_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 02:46 PM

Simple Green is the duct tape of cleaners. Good for everything!

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!


#13 Guest_oddcomp_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 03:16 PM

i like the castrol
my everclear i drink works well also

#14 Guest_baccaruda_*

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 12:59 AM

Thanks everyone (except skeet)
thanks to mike/alpha esp. as that was my main interest. I'll go with the simple green, methinks.

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