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Oven cleaner?????????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tiger9297, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. tiger9297

    tiger9297 1/2 ton status

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    I am cleaning the under side of my K5 to repaint. Frame (where visible) axles, etc. There is some grease/oil I have got to remove. I tried some Gunk engine degreaser w/ my pressure washer yesterday. I got quite a bit off but still some there. I have heard that oven cleaner works really well. I didn't know if it would be safe on seals, gaskets, etc. Has anyone tried this stuff?
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    i love oven cleaner. That said, I wouldnt ever use it on anything but steel. Its nasty stuff and can eat seals/gaskets and it will corrode aluminum too. For bare steel stuff it can't be beat though. I usually spray it on in the morning, let it sit all day while Im at work and then pressure spray it off when I get home. Kicks grease ass.

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    like he said.:D
     
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    It also removes paint really well!!
     
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    removes lettering..

    Body shops use E-Z Off oven cleaner to remove lettering from service vans and the company logo's--they spray it in a can and brush it over only the letters,and let it sit 15 minites or more,and then use a plastic bondo spreader to scrape the paint or decal off--it works good, but it has to stay on just long enough,too long,and both layers of paint down to the bare metal will be removed!--they buff it out with a bonnet and rubbing compound,most ot the time its hardly noticeable where the letters were..

    Oven cleaner has lots of Lye in it--its caustic,wear goggles and gloves--especially goggles or a face sheild--I splattered some in my eyes with a wire brush when I cleaned an axle off with it--the only worse pain than that was when I did much the same thing cleaning concrete with muriatic acid and a wure brush--OUCH!!!!---both eat skin too--it works better than Gunk 'Engine Brite" stuff,and its cheaper too,I use the dollar store :generic: version--no need to buy E-Z Off for twice as much or more....:crazy:
     
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    Castrol Super Clean stuff in the purple gallon jug works almost as good as oven cleaner and is half the price, about the same price of engine cleaner. It's bio-degradable and will work really well on grease.
     

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