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Old 09-21-2009, 02:18 PM
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Super clean degreaser review

I haven’t done a lot of restoration of chassis or engines in years and found myself cleaning up my Gran Sports and not a happy camper at all.

I cleaned up the frame over a number of weeks a little at a time. It kicked my ars! I had worked on it a half hour or so at a time and had to clean up after every one of those sessions. I got out there on Saturday early in the morning before it got hot and just figured I would get SOMETHING done and quit. I ended up going all the way thru and finish it because it was such a mess I didn’t want to have to clean up more than one more time.
By the time I was done I never wanted to see another one of those oily, greasy, dirty frames again. If I were rebuilding everything and sending it out for cleaning and painting or powder coating, that would be one thing. But to just “freshen” it up a little, it was a super pain.

I did it with brushes and rags and scrapers of all sorts using some cheap paint thinner being I didn’t have any “solvent” like we used years ago for the job. I couldn’t find the solvent anywhere so I just gave up and used the thinner.

The plastic sheeting I had under the car on the garage floor and it was full of grease and dirt and I had it all over myself and shoes and what not. I know most of you know what I am talking about.

The motor was sitting there on the stand in the driveway and dreaded the thought of doing it too after working a good part of the day on the frame.

I had destroyed my parts cleaning brush so I went over to the local hardware store to pickup one and thought I’d look for solvent there. I found this water-soluble cleaner and thought I would give it a try. THIS STUFF IS AWSOME! Oh my God what a difference. I put it in a spray bottle and sprayed the motor then hosed it off. I thought I needed the plastic sheeting under the motor so I wouldn’t mess up the driveway. But I found that it wasn’t even needed. I just let the grease and cleaner fall on the driveway and then hosed it off without a single stain. I HIGHLY recommend this stuff. Don’t take it for granted being “water-soluble” and not wear gloves. It feels like I have no finger prints like I was using paint stripper or something. Give it respect, or it will likely bite you.

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After about 3 minutes work.

This is another thing, I had bought a brush that looked like this at the parts store. It was SHOT in no time with the bristles all bent and you couldn’t get into tight spots. It was SHOT in no time. I picked up this one at the ACE hardware store and after cleaning some of the frame and all the engine and components it still looks like new. Again, I HIGHLY recommend it. And it was cheaper than the one at the parts store that was in the cheapie tool bin!

Brush http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=1292091



Next car I do I am rolling it out in the driveway, covering the car with plastic and spraying the heck out of it with this “Super clean”.

Brian

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I remember doing this on my Monte Carlo years ago.It sure is a messy job.I wasnt married then and still at home with Mom and Dad.My mom yelled at me
every time I came up from the garage for messing up the tub.
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Do not let it sit on a painted surface for any length of time. I have had it cause lifting when used at full strength. Good stuff though if used correctly.
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