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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Good degreaser

I have tried, Simple Green, Acid and Super Clean. But none of them seem to cut the grease and dirt that has built-up on my truck frame over the years. I am ready to start getting my truck clean and wired for the engine install and I want everything spotless.

I am going to try a 2,600psi pressure washer this time. Last time I used a 2,300psi and it was more like using a plain water hose.

Anyone know of some good soap or tricks?

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Have you tried any brake parts cleaner? That stuff will usually break down even the thickest gunk fairly easily.

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did you try spraying wd-40 on the grease first. It wont take it off but it helps loosen it up. The purple stuff works best for me.
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easy off oven cleaner use the nasty one
not the enviro friendly crap
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I'd go broke using Brake Cleaner I already buy the stuff by the case!

I mainly wanted to see if anyone had any trick mixtures or something like that. I want to clean everything under the truck before I pull it into the shop.

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x2 on the easy off. I have used the Gunk engine cleaner too but your gonna have to scrub it with a brush.

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I use a putty knife first, then go to the local car wash,that way the craps not in my driveway.The hotter the water the better of coarse.
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If you have access to a steam pressure washer it will take it off. It still helps to soak the bad places with greased lightning or something simiular.

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If it's heavy stuff, like in the frame corners around the crossmember, I just pour diesel fuel on it and let it soak while I haul it to the car wash... Then use "their" hot water to blast it off... Worked good on my truck...




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x2 on the steam pressure washer.

We have one at work that is used to clean machines before rebuilds.
With a turbo nozzle and the heat cranked up all the way it'll clean down to bare metal.

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If it's heavy stuff, like in the frame corners around the crossmember, I just pour diesel fuel on it and let it soak while I haul it to the car wash... Then use "their" hot water to blast it off... Worked good on my truck...




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Its funny, the Gunk engine cleaner smells alot like diesel, prolly is!!

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Use a Steam cleaner. Get it good & hot, don't let off the trigger, even if you want to stop cleaning, it shuts down the heater. Something about the heat & pressure that does wonders over a plain old pressure washer.

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Would you believe that not one of the equipment rental compaines around here rent Steam Preassure washers or even pressure washers for that matter!

Good grief, sometimes I think I live in the middle of no where!!

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You mean you don't? JK.

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Would you believe that not one of the equipment rental compaines around here rent Steam Preassure washers or even pressure washers for that matter!

Good grief, sometimes I think I live in the middle of no where!!
You do! lol

You beat me to it Chuck.

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