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  1. hr31hr
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    I picked up three 94's at fall Hershey cheap for parts. With nothing much to lose I thought I would try out the Simple Green in a Crock Pot method. After much research I was not sure what the results would be so I started with the one in the worst shape. Here are the materials:

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    Here is the victim:

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    After 12 hours on high and a little tooth brush work here are the results.

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    Will probably do it again after dis-assembly in a clean solution but at least I can take them apart without needing a bath. BTW the throttle shaft was stuck before and free after for all three.

    Total cost $6 for the bottle of Simple Green.
     
  2. Crankhole
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    Awesome! Did you dilute the simple green?
     
  3. hr31hr
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    50/50 with water. Was the exact amount to fill the pot. Took the foat bowl plugs out to release any trapped air.
     
  4. Fopelaez
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    Do you know what's the Simple Green made of? I don't think I can find it down here at least not with that name/brand.
     

  5. Iceberg460
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    Very cool, never heard of that method before but I'm gonna to have to try it now. Thanks man!
     
  6. Wat_Tyler
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    Superb idea.


    It might be worth it to get another pot for actual food. ;)
     
  7. hr31hr
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    Here is the MSDS
     

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  8. hr31hr
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    This was an old one my wife was throwing out but you can buy them new for about $15.
     
  9. Wat_Tyler
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    Good on you for the idea, and for not p*ssing off The Little Missus.


    I'm not much on maintaining relationships, but I do know all the ways to destroy one, and cooking car/bike parts in the kitchen is one of them.
     
  10. Good cheap info here !!!!
     
  11. hr31hr
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    I know what you mean, I keep eying the dishwasher!
     
  12. Crankhole
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    I wonder how well some of that "purple stuff" would work in there?
     
  13. hr31hr
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    From what I read it tended to eat the pot metal/aluminum.
     
  14. BJR
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    Fill the pot with vinegar and heat it up. That should clean stuff up great.
     

  15. ... and clear the house out as well :D
     
  16. Thanks for the tip. Timely advice for me.

    Doug.
     
  17. Wat_Tyler
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    She'll let you have the old one after you've upgraded to one of the new Euro stainless models.


    I have already decided: if I ever move another woman in here, I will have my garage built first. I am drawing plans now.


    I may start a thread when I get them knocked out.
     
  18. Vinegar will eat up the softer metals. Ask me how I know.:rolleyes:
     
  19. Great idea!

    Thats going to save me a LOT of time with my smaller pieces!!!

    Thanks!!!
     
  20. Fedcospeed
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    We used this stuff to soften the tires on out racing kart.Spray on and rap up with plastic wrap between races.BUT it ate the aluminum rims and sprockets,brakes etc.

    I would be careful on carb bodies.This stuff is like a caustic.I would try the vinegar myself.Works great in the coffee maker and the heat helps too.
     
  21. oldcarfart
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    Simple Green works great, I use it for a pre-soak when I pressure wash and used crock pots at thrift shops can be had for $3.00.
     
  22. Torchie
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    Don't use the purple stuff as it does tend to harm aluminum and pot metals. I use good old fashion Dawn dish detergent on old outboard motor stuff (Mostly all aluminum). Put a mixture of that and water in a crock pot and see what it does.
    Dawn is the stuff that is used when cleaning up from oil spills and such. Works great and doesn't etch the metal at all.
    Karl.
     
  23. Be carefull with the Simple Green the US Army quit using it on their helicopters when they started seeing corrosion on the aluminum parts!

    Dawn dish detergent in the crock pot actually works awesome.
     
  24. Shopking
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    Dang,how many $1.00 crockpots I've passed on at yard sales!
     
  25. desotot
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    I can see your wife giving you the crockpot but how did you get her to do the toothbrush work?
     
  26. hr31hr
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    I read that a well. The first one I checked about every two hours to see if there were any negative affects. It did not take what was left of the original gold coloring on the second. I rinsed really well with plain water when I was done. Have not seen any chalking yet.
     
  27. powdercoater46
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    I read this cool thread yesterday and run to the second hand shop and bought one for $2.

    I dumped in 6 tablespoons of trisodium phosphate powder and a squirt of Dawn and it really cleaned up some 79 year old chevy shackles with nasty caked on grease that I couldn't even scrape off.

    Get some trisodium at the hardware store. Stout stuff but I have not tried it on aluminum yet so be careful.
     
  28. hr31hr
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    Well I went too far! After reading elsewhere about using lemon juice to clean motorcycle carbs I thought I would switch solutions for the inside.

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    The first two came out great...

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    but I got over confident and left the last one in too long.

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    It basically was in the process of dissolving the pot metal.
     
  29. DavidL
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    How long was too long for the lemon juice?
     
  30. gas pumper
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    Lemon juice is an acid. vinegar is an acid.

    Trisodium phosphate is an alkaline. and as such the opposite (not really, but I'm not a chemistry guy) of an acid.

    The simple green looks like it has some acid (citric) and some alkaline to balance each other out.

    The purple stuff , Super Clean, I've used has Sodium Hydroxide, which is lye, another alkaline. I think that;s what's in Dawn, too. Just a little goes a long ways.

    Great Tech. Thanks.
     

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