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stoneman

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Whats best method to clean exterior of dirt baked motor?
« on: May 06, 2004, 07:26:17 PM »
And dont tell me to piss on it like I got on other board lol

ludedude

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Whats best method to clean exterior of dirt baked motor?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2004, 07:36:36 PM »
Spray with "Spray Nine". Let it soak for a day. Spray again, let soak for 5-10 minutes and spray down with water hose or light pressure pressure washer.

Or you could piss on it....lol...sorry...had to :)

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2004, 08:11:32 PM »
"spray 9'....is this a kitchen product or will it be found in a car parts store ?

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2004, 08:18:39 PM »
Car parts store...well we have it in Canada anyhow :|

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check with PHawk
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2004, 08:26:18 PM »
Stone, PHawk used something on his that did an excellent job.  Check with him.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2004, 10:27:23 PM »
For baked on crud (oil and twostoke spooge)  I have use easy off oven cleaner.  The only problem with this is that you have to keep on top of it, it will eat aluminum if left on too long.  It also eats up anodizing in a heartbeat (good annodizing stripper).    for general cleaning I mix up a 50/50 mix of dawn dish detergent and simple green.  cut a throw away brush bristles to 2/3 the original legnth (make it stiffer) and blott away.  it should take care of 90% of the grime issues.  But just like hair products say " wash then rinse and reapeat if neceassary".  
 Good ol engine bright from pecker "pep" boys will also do the trick, but it leaves a dust attracting residue:(

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Whats best method to clean exterior of dirt baked motor?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2004, 07:59:45 AM »
Has anyone addressed if any of these products attack rubber?

Just curious.

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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2004, 09:10:47 AM »
all the stuff I have posted will not attack rubber.  But any cleaner besides that one touch crap will leave that ugly brown residue on the rubber parts.  it is best to wipe the ruber down while it is drying to minimalize the brown hazing, you can wipe a protectant (armorall type of stuff) to make it nice, black and shiny.