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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2001, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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whats a good degreaser?

I need to clean up some oil from both the painted and the bar metal parts of my frame before i put on the last coat of paint. What kind of stuf works good? Thanks

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Re: whats a good degreaser?

I am not sure about the painted stuff but I use brake parts cleaner for most anything that is oily ,I went through a ton of it when I did my trans swap.

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Re: whats a good degreaser?

My favorite is Dawn!!! It's thick, so you can coat stuff pretty good with out it running off. It cuts through ANYTHING!!! I also use Simple Green. Not sure how well either would work since you'd have to rince with water.


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Re: whats a good degreaser?

break cleaner tears up paint like none other. But i might just use it since i have to put a second coat on anyway...

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Re: whats a good degreaser?

409! I have used 409 for years as a degreaser prior to paint on things like bumpers and frames. You can spend the money and buy something like PPG DX330 Wax and Grease remover, or you can use good ol' 409. I like the 409 because it is CHEAP compared to the PPG product and does a great job.

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Re: whats a good degreaser?

Simple Green and Greased Lightning... I don't have any complaints about either.

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Re: whats a good degreaser?

1. Bacon grease.
2. Whale blubber.
3. Crisco.

Ahhhhhh......fight fire with fire.. and yes, all three of the above work....

But if you're down to bear metal... I'd use simple ol' white vinigar. Just wipe it down over the surface a couple of times, let dry and paint...

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Re: whats a good degreaser?

I also use Greased Lightning, that stuff is ruthless.

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Re: whats a good degreaser?

If its light oil, Simple Green works great...then finish it off with plenty of water. Make sure its completly dry. If you have heavy caked grease and/or oil, scrape it off, then use naptha or paint thiner...and then Simple Green. Don't be afraid to use a wire brush on existing painted surfaces...it gets the dirt and grime off and helps rough'n up the paint for better adhesion.

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Re: whats a good degreaser?

I used Oven Cleaner on my axles , let em sit and then used hot water to wash em off . Cant be beat .



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