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cleaning gunk off of trimmer power head

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fastcat, May 18, 2011.

  1. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    how do u guys clean the gunk off of the power head.

    mine is gummed up preaty bad.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Compressed air.
  3. hot water pressure washer.
  4. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    thinkin about purple power.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    That might work, an old toothbrush to get in the spots,
    then you'll want to set it out in the sunlight to air dry.
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    gunk engine cleaner
  7. DeereHauler

    DeereHauler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 604

    it took a thread to discuss how to clean a trimmer head? This site never ceases to amaze me....

    A freaking pressure washer will do the trick, no secrets, no magic. I bet you won't even need purple power, but you could always try simple green, or hell why not a bar of dial soap.
  8. sjcorpst

    sjcorpst LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Wow, that was really informational and helpful for the OP. Some aren't quite as brilliant as others.
  9. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,641

    I spray my heads lightly with Fluid Film.....same principle as spraying your deck. Most crap doesn't stick the rest comes right off.
  10. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,333

    I have used about everything even my psi washer. The best stuff I have found to take grass stains off wheels, decks and my trimmers is Mean Green Orange Fresh. Every body that sees my mowers wants to know what I use. Works so good and its hard to find, when I do find it I buy about all they have. Find some and give it a try.

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