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Questions on using Purple Power in my parts washer.

It's time for a solvent change in my parts washer. This being California, mineral spirits and any kind of industrial degreaser costs a fortune! 5 gals of Purple Power @ Autozone is $25! I'll be cleaning lots of greasy car parts. Anyone use Purple Power?
How powerful is it?
Do you use it straight or dilute it?
How long will it last with the lid closed?
Does it stink?
Will it cause problems in the pump motor?

Any thoughts and tips are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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It's time for a solvent change in my parts washer. This being California, mineral spirits and any kind of industrial degreaser costs a fortune! 5 gals of Purple Power @ Autozone is $25! I'll be cleaning lots of greasy car parts. Anyone use Purple Power?
How powerful is it?
Do you use it straight or dilute it?
How long will it last with the lid closed?
Does it stink?
Will it cause problems in the pump motor?

Any thoughts and tips are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
I've not tried it in my parts washer, but use it for cleaning up after oil/filter changes and for driveway "spots". No smell. Works great, but being water soluble, steel parts may become rusty pretty quick. Even mixed down a lot, being caustic, it will wreck your skin.

Russ
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its what i use in mine (not diluted) it seems to work pretty well
is has some acid in it and will dull alum parts
its pretty mean stuff, it peeled the paint in the tub of my washer
and also on parts i have let soak for more than a day
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that pretty much what they use in parts cleaners.
around here it smells like industrial grade 409.

for myself and for you to test it, i use my oil drain pan and either mineral spirits or purple power to clean parts
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