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Old 10-24-2011, 11:14 PM
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I tried this "Super Clean" a while ago cleaning up my motor and found it to GREAT. I highly recommend it, and I highly recommend wearing some GOOD rubber gloves as it will mess with your hands big time.

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Be careful with that Castrol Super Clean.

We sold some to one of our installers who demo'd it on a blue service jack. He left it to soak for quite a while, but it DID bleach the color right out of it!

NAPA (Canada) has a "BodyPro" chemical line that includes one of the best degreasers that I've ever seen. One of our HD Truck fleet customers loved the stuff and bought it in 5 gallon pails.


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Oh yes the Super Clean will discolor aluminum also. But DAMN that stuff works great on greasy old cast iron stuff. And driveways, it works great on driveways.


What I love about it is I put the greasy thing right there on my driveway and and spray the Super Clean on it then hose it off and the driveway is CLEANER than if I hadn't cleaned that greasy thing there. Now that works for me!

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I even did a review on it back when I first used it. Click here

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Love Super Clean, but it will take all the oil out of your hands if you don't wear gloves, and it sure does mess with the paint if you leave it on too long.

Works great on wheels and tires too, I use that when I run out cleaner made for wheels. I don't use it on dry wheels and don't leave it on too long, never had a problem with damage on anything and have been using it for years on the wheels on my cars.
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Super Clean is about 2/3 the strength compared to Black Maxx. I'm not in a "mine is bigger than yours" deal here- just saying you do not want to be careless w/this stuff. I don't know of anything stronger that is available to the general public. Super Clean is on a par w/the driveway cleaner last time I had them both to compare. The DW cleaner cost less then, it has no perfume or dyes, and being a "house brand" it had no advertisement costs to speak of associated to just it.

I had a gallon of the most concentrated citrus-based degreaser you could imagine. I got it from a citrus packing plant worker in FL. This stuff was stronger, but that made it no more useful except if you were using it diluted you'd get more from a gallon.
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Does anyone use steam cleaners anymore?..I have always used them and do a good job.

look at the company "goodway" they have commercial grade steamers, but they will cost you. Probably great for someone who runs a garage, or detail business. not so much for me, seeing it would seldom see use.
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I still hold a Ma license for Heating Installation and I build my own steam cleaners. You need an oil burner w controls. Or a gas gun but its not as hot BTU wise as Oil but gas is cleaner. But again you are supposed to use these outside.. a kind of coil piping 18 or 20 inches tall of 3/4 inch in diam. put that coil in the path of the flame and smoke , usually in the stack pipe close to the fire chamber. run the appropriate piping to the entrance from a garden hose with about 35 to 40 lbs water pressure. make sure you have a blow off valve made for steam usually set at 15 lbs and a valve on the outlet to let water and steam build before you open it. Make your own nozzles what ever works the best for you. put on wood handles or you will burn your hands holding the steam wand. Then see a motor or parts get clean fast...
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