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Post  jbozzelle on January 26th 2016, 6:24 pm

What's everyone using for parts cleaners or solvents? Looking for something that won't stink up the shop constantly... Any of the orange citrus cleaners any good?

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Post  dfree383 on January 26th 2016, 6:28 pm

The Zep stuff used to be good haven't used it in years.

For occasional use I just get brake clean and spray stuff off outside.
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Post  gmsmkr on January 26th 2016, 6:42 pm

Oven cleaner works well also... my parts washer is a old zep deal but they don't come out and service it anymore we now use a Carb dip in the zep parts washer only thing is it leaves a film that needs to be washed with soap and water
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Post  BigRigTech on January 27th 2016, 12:46 am

I buy my parts washer solvent from Princess Auto, smells like varsol to me. It works good, doesn't stink too bad. My parts washer holds 40L and it has a lid that is only open when I need to wash crap. I run it through a cheap Baldwin fuel filter setup to make sure what comes from the hose is clean.
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Post  Larry Williams on January 27th 2016, 12:49 am

I used the water based stuff and it froze on me lol back to varsol now
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Post  res0rli9 on January 27th 2016, 2:37 am

I used to use varsol but can't get it down here anywhere that I can find.

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Post  jbozzelle on January 27th 2016, 10:46 am

Thanks guys

I used to use mineral spirits (bought at Lowe's in 5 gal can) but can't stand the smell. Used the berryman gallon can of carb dip yesterday. Seemed ok... is that stuff water based now?

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Post  gmsmkr on January 27th 2016, 1:15 pm

I'm not sure if it's water based but it will have a white powder look sometimes.
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Post  bbf-falcon on January 27th 2016, 8:07 pm

[quote="dfree383"]The Zep stuff used to be good haven't used it in years.

For occasional use I just get brake clean and spray stuff off outside. [/quote

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Post  QtrWarrior on January 28th 2016, 8:24 am

I use Crown PSC 1000 is my parts washer. Available at any Tractor Supply store..
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Post  crittersf1 on January 28th 2016, 11:58 am

I use Purple Power in mine
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Post  wickettoby1 on February 2nd 2016, 6:53 pm

jbozzelle wrote:What's everyone using for parts cleaners or solvents?  Looking for something that won't stink up the shop constantly...  Any of the orange citrus cleaners any good?

Doesn't "stinky" mean that its working? Very Happy

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Post  rancheronut on February 3rd 2016, 1:36 am

been using purple power to cleaned my parts for 10 years now with no problems
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