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Old 05-02-2011, 06:50 AM   #46
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What difference is there using Simple Green by itself compared to using either the Methyl hydrate alcohol or denatured alcohol??
as a mix or by themselves ?

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I usually strip the vehicles down and even clean the screws and bearings and the rest of the vehicle with either Awesome, Simple Green, Denatured alcohol, soap and water, Brake Cleaners,and another cleaner that comes in a yellow bottle and sprays a foam cleaner. All theses cleaners I use are an (and/or) I use one or the other, or a combo of a couple of them.
I do not have an air compressor so I wipe everything off with rags and old towels. I also use Q-tips to clean into hard to reach areas and I also use tooth Brushes.
Cleaning like this takes a long time as I also do not have a work bench, or proper lighting.


I think its time for a work bench and a pit light.
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as a mix or by themselves ?

I think its time for a work bench and a pit light.

I'm already using Simple Green by itself so I'm curious what's the added advantages in adding the Methyl hydrate alcohol or denatured alcohol.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:19 AM   #48
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I think its time for a work bench and a pit light.
lol, yeah right. I know.
I currently do not have my own place and do not make enough to buy or rent my own place so, the living room floor at parents is what I use now.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:21 AM   #49
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SIMPLE GREEN FOR TIRES,ENDUST FOR BODY AND PLASTIC PARTS, A TOOTH BRUSH AND A LITTLE MINERAL SPIRITS FOR THE MOTOR AND PIPE,CUTS THE FUIL RESIDUE FROM CHASSIS ALSO,AND MINERAL SPIRITS WORK WELL WHEN CLEANING PARTS THAT HAVE SHOCK OR DIFF FLUIDS ON THEM
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For anybody using simple green, do yourself a favor and throw it away and start using this. It's cheaper and does alot better, leaves NO residue. I've used it for 2 years and will never give simple green another peak into my garage. Don't use just any "orange" cleaner I've tried many knock off's, but this specific porduct is the bomb.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_143137-1383-...ed%2Blightning
That is the other stuff I use, except it is non orange and is in yellow bottle. I have also use an cleaner that is used in the bathroom that sprays a foam that cleans really well, metals and plastics, but using it on metals will remove the anodizing if scrubbed too much or left on, and no it is not oven cleaner.
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I'm already using Simple Green by itself so I'm curious what's the added advantages in adding the Methyl hydrate alcohol or denatured alcohol.

I strongly believe the little crystals that form when you mix has some positive attributes, I know that My Mixture cleans my brush's where Plain Unmixed simple green wont touch it.

Im not too sure if Denatured would do the same thing, but its worth a shot. Just dont mix a whole bottle.
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I really like O'donnel speed wash. It does a good job of shining and degreasing. I am hearing mixed things about WD-40, good for bearings but not for hinge pins, why not just use bearing oil and no WD-40? Anybody like the dishwasher?
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Most times i just prefer to dust off using a small paint brush.I have noticed splashing around water on a regular basis makes too many parts go rusty.
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