Best engine degreaser?

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  1. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    Castrol Super Clean? Simple Green? something else? what are your opinions?

    Have a block sitting in my garage I need to clean the shit out of so I can paint it.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I've been using Greased Lightning's Orange Blast.
     
  3. Buck-O

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    I seconed that.
    Works great.

    I have also used Castrol Super CLean with decent results too.
    But i prefer the way the Orange Blast works to the C:SC.
     
  4. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    Hrm, I think I saw the Greased Lightning in Parts Source (Canadas version of autozone). I'll be going to Canadian Tire later to pick something up, i'll see if they have it there.
     
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    I like the Castrol, personally....
     
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    Meguiar's Detailer brand Super Degreaser
    http://www.autodetailingsolutions.com/Meguiar's%20Detailer%20Line%20Prices.htm
    (about half way down)
    I'm using it 4:1 and still getting awesome results. Just make sure the engine is "warm" still.

    Justin
     
  8. MartyFukstein

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    Any degreaser followed up with a pressure washer at 10" distance. And use blue masking tape to cover your electricals!
     
  9. justin30513

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    Oh but a "heated" (kerosene) pressure washer is even better!
     
  10. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    the engine is on a stand in my garage lol. So unless I break out the blow torch...
     
  11. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    I think I'm just going to get it hot tanked.
     
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    best bet ;)





    I miss the kerosene pressure washers and steam cleaner we had in high school :(

    made cleaning engines/undercarriage/etc easy as pie (undercarriage = throw car on the 4 post and go :big grin:)
     
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    Hot tanked is the best.

    Just had my GS-R motor rebuilt for my Civic and hot tanking made it look new before I rebuilt it.
     
  14. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    How much did it cost? if you don't mind me asking.
     
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    I rebuilt it myself. The hot tanking was 50.00 at a local machine shop.
     
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    Hot tanking is awesome... or if you're completely stripping it down anyway, you could get the outside media blasted, too....
     
  17. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    That's not too bad.
     
  18. Jerboy

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    I use the Gunk stuff. Get the one that reeks of kerosene, which should be around $1.50 a can. Don't go for enviromental safe liberal pussy shit.

    It works great.
     
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    He's right. I've even used straight kerosene before. But then again, hot tanking lets someone else do all the work and makes it look like spanking new.

    Justin
     

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