Liguid For Parts Cleaning

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ed2hess, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.

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  2. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  3. BigFish

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  4. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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..
     
  5. ed2hess

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  6. Wayne 55

    Wayne 55 LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am a little hung up on the $123 per 5 gallon. I do use their cherry bomb hand cleaner.
     
  8. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
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    Find ya some stoddard solvent. It works. Or just use straight mineral spirits.
     
  9. ed2hess

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    I was thinking somebody would say diesel fuel. I never tried that.
     
  10. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     

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