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ed2hess
12-09-2012, 09:54 PM
I was using 2 cycle gas mix in a little tub inside a plastic container lined with news paper. That actually worked pretty well but then I was at Harbor Freight and couldn't pass on this plastic tub with pump. My question is what kind of liguid should I use in the plastic tub for parts cleaning?

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Yes I know this is piece of junk....my other deal worked real well. I could blow off dirt into that newspaper and not get it all over. I could change out the paper monthly. And the little plastic tub was from soap and had lid to shut after using.

BigFish
12-09-2012, 10:04 PM
You can buy parts washer solvent like the kind that's used in Safety-Kleen machines. I last bought some way too many years ago to remember its brand name. Some mechanics use Stoddard solvent. Just GOOGLE parts washer solvent.
I too use gas and 2cycle mix in a stainless dog food bowl at work.
At home I use a Safety Kleen type machine with actual safety kleen solvent.

BigFish
12-09-2012, 10:32 PM
This stuff looks interesting : http://www.blastercorporation.com/Parts_Washer_Solvent.html
Never used it though.

piston slapper
12-09-2012, 10:37 PM
Zep makes a cleaning solvent called Dyna Blue...works really good..
Gets parts so clean they can rust...I used the stuff for 10 years..

ed2hess
12-09-2012, 11:53 PM
This is the zep Duna Blues in 5 gallon......like to find it in 1 gallon to start.



http://www.1stchoiceindustrial.com/detail.cfm?item=Zep%20DYNA%20BLUE%205%20gallon%20pail

Wayne 55
12-10-2012, 06:52 AM
I'm with the guys on the Zep products. It really works great in fact all their cleaning products work great and easy to get too.

ed2hess
12-10-2012, 08:13 PM
I'm with the guys on the Zep products. It really works great in fact all their cleaning products work great and easy to get too.

I am a little hung up on the $123 per 5 gallon. I do use their cherry bomb hand cleaner.

BigFish
12-10-2012, 08:26 PM
I am a little hung up on the $123 per 5 gallon. I do use their cherry bomb hand cleaner.

Find ya some stoddard solvent. It works. Or just use straight mineral spirits.

ed2hess
12-11-2012, 07:26 PM
I was thinking somebody would say diesel fuel. I never tried that.

BigFish
12-11-2012, 07:43 PM
Man, I couldn't deal with the smell of that stuff!!!
The solvent I used years ago was designed to be mixed with clear kerosene, so you might try using just plain clear kero. I read somewhere that you can deodorize it by mixing in some rubbing alcohol. Never tried it though.

ricky86
12-11-2012, 07:47 PM
Nothing works better than what you're using now. Diesel fuel works well if you can stand the smell. Some of the Zep products can be disposed of with drain oil. Legally!
If that matters.

ed2hess
12-11-2012, 08:06 PM
Nothing works better than what you're using now. Diesel fuel works well if you can stand the smell. Some of the Zep products can be disposed of with drain oil. Legally!
If that matters.

I was using stale 2 stroke mix and that started to stink on my hands I think I will use fresh gas.

larryinalabama
12-11-2012, 08:31 PM
I was using stale 2 stroke mix and that started to stink on my hands I think I will use fresh gas.

Your gonna catch your self on fire.

I dont recomond it but kerosene would be a whole lot safer.

Napa has parts cleaner but it likley to be about 20$ per gallon.

ed2hess
12-11-2012, 10:12 PM
Your gonna catch your self on fire.

I dont recomond it but kerosene would be a whole lot safer.

Napa has parts cleaner but it likley to be about 20$ per gallon.

Bingo........NAPA is my store so that is what I will try. Thanks.

jetta
12-12-2012, 09:38 AM
epa has priced the good stuff out .... nte has a good one ...dont go green here

slow530
12-12-2012, 01:26 PM
If you can tolerate diesel try Biodiesel. Cleans grease, oil and carbon very well. Cheap at $5 / gallon