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Best Degreaser

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, Jul 17, 2001.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    What is the best spray on degreaser out there. I cannot get my pressure washer under my truck (I refuse to do it in the shop on the lift..too messy) I tried kerosene through my blow gun and it kinda worked.

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  2. ScoobyDann

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    oven cleaner on a hot day--believe me, it works.
     
  3. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I tried that once apon a time....maybe I just dint buy the right cleaner....it dried before it cut the grease and left a sticky white film all over everything.

    "There is a fine line between hobby and mental illness"
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    just go buy a can of Gunk or whatever they have at the parts store. The stuff is like $2 a can and works great no matter what kind you get.

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  5. yunit

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    FORMULA 88
    This is the best stuff I have found yet, it is non flammable & biodegradable. You can clean almost anything with it, I was amazed at what it did for my oil soaked carpets in my truck.

    201-944-8888 This is the only info I have on it.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
  6. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Anytime I want to cut grease and have a little time to spare, I get out the handy ol' can of Brake Kleen...........the stuff loosens grease and oil on contact and after a few minutes, a couple of swipes with a pressure washer deals with any leftover goo.

    GM engine shampoo works pretty well too. A little more costly though...............



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    Castrol super clean

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  8. Ron

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    Castrol super clean works great for me.
     
  9. Grim-Reaper

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    Super clean works pretty good but fair warning about it and some paint. Will clean it down to the bare metal. I have stipped paint off an air cleaner with it before. Also watch it around stuff with bearings like alternators. Dries them bearings right out [​IMG] Probably not a good ideal on A/C clutches for the same reason.

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  10. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    That's true. I use it mainly underneath, but it's done a little fading.

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    carburator cleaner also works, don't know about the side effects, i mainly use it for cleaning non-moving things

    K5 just upgraded to rig status! [​IMG]
     
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    I've always had great success with Gunk engine cleaner. Just be sure to get the original stuff and NOT the new "foamy" formula. The foamy stuff didn't work worth a darn for me. [​IMG] The original formula says something on the label about containing petrochemical ingredients. Smells like it's part diesel fuel! [​IMG]

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    Superclean by Castrol in the purple bottle works the best. We use it for everything. We even cleaned our dog house with it once. Works awesome!
     
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    Berryman's B-12 Chemtool.
    Try it and you'll agree!!!

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    I have tried them all. I have found that a product called Steam Clean. It is in a black can with Silver lettering. It is made by Gumout/Pennzoil. You just let the engine get warm, spray it on, then hose it off. It works great.

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    zep brand purple degreeser concetrate at home depot is by far the most powerful cleaner on the market and the cheapest-- be careful must be deluted or will ruin surface!!!!!
     
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    Read the label carefully on some of those purple cleaners. Some are very caustic and will eat skin, aluminum, etc. [​IMG] Be sure to follow the directions closely!

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  18. Derf00

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    I will loudly second what Harry said. What ever you use, read the label!!!!!! I recently used a product called Lightning Degreaser. Stuff works great, but is hell on aluminum and painted surfaces.

    Derf00

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    Greased lightning....works great

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    oven cleaner works pretty dang good to. i did not believe it till i seen it myself but it does work quite well.
     

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