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Old 07-10-2009, 09:12 AM
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carbureater cleaner

i am looking for a basic recipe for parts cleaner. $20.00 a gallon is very expensive when smaller amounts are needed.

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what about diet coke or is it an urban myth
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How about the stuff in spray cans from parts store. If you went to the store and bought all the solvents in carb. cleaner, there would be more than $20 invested.
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as far as using carburator clener as a solvent is concerned it works great. I have used it on grease,oil,paint and just about anything you can think of and it works great
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i am looking for a basic recipe for parts cleaner. $20.00 a gallon is very expensive when smaller amounts are needed.
I just bought a gallon of degreaser for $8 (I think) at harbor freight. It worked well. It was called 'concentrated degreaser' no brand name on it.

Use gloves - it took the top layer of skin off my hands.
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If you are looking for a soak type cleaner then anti-freeze works quite well, someone put me onto that here a couple of years ago and I have been using it since.




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If you are looking for a soak type cleaner then anti-freeze works quite well, someone put me onto that here a couple of years ago and I have been using it since.




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Anti-Freeze, Humm, this is a first for me and you say it really works, i am going to have to try this. Cole
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I've never heard of antifreeze working? I always use the Walmart stuff Supertech, carb cleaner. Not sure what this stuff is, but it works awesome on carbs, oil etc. A can goes a long way and it's $1.70 a can. I usually pick up a few cans when I go to WM because it doesn't stay on the shelves long at WalMart. I've tried the other brands of cleaners, but they don't work as well, cost double, and leave a oily film that Supertech doesn't. The carb cleaners works great for killing black widows, wasp and other pests as well. One shot, they drop. The other brands, they drop, but go somewhere else and make babies.
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I have never used anti freeze on carbs except for one from a lawn tractor but it sure works to degrease engine parts.
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That why oil and anti-freeze do not mix in the enigne./////
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A can of brake cleaner will clean most anything as well, cheap too.
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kerosene is all use

cleans anything even chassis grease

makes chassies spotless with just a small brush


also will clean road tar off car paint without hurting

at least older ones anyways
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Kerosene does indeed work quite well to remove oil and grease however it does next to nothing to remove carburetor gunk and accumulated crud on internal engine parts. The carb "dip" that is available at auto parts stores works ok as far as removing the internal built varnish in carbs but it sure don't do a lot for the external appearance, I have yet to use the anti freeze for that however.



One thing I have no use for is the "Gunk" type engine de-greasers in the spray cans from auto parts or Wal-Mart. Following the directions on the can you start with a warm dry greasy engine, spray the stuff on, wait a few minutes then just hose it off- PRESTO, you now have a cold,wet greasy engine!
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One thing I have no use for is the "Gunk" type engine de-greasers in the spray cans from auto parts or Wal-Mart. Following the directions on the can you start with a warm dry greasy engine, spray the stuff on, wait a few minutes then just hose it off- PRESTO, you now have a cold,wet greasy engine!
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I agree with you on Gunk. Actually, the stuff works well to remove grease, etc from engines, but when you spray it on and it desolves, make sure you have a pan or something underneath because the oil and everything drips on the ground and is very messy. The other problem with Gunk is the smell. It's horrible. When the engine heats up, you smell Gunk degreaser for months. I threw away several can of the crap.
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