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soaker fluid for cleaning tank

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by emmie, Nov 29, 2004.

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  1. emmie

    emmie Member

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    what is best to use for a soaking fluid-parts cleaner,in a soaking tank
     
  2. JNewell

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    I don't know what's best, but I do know that if aluminum will go into it, you should not use Simple Green. It will damage aluminum parts and finishes.
     
  3. HSMITH

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    On the cheap but works great? Diesel fuel, downside is it takes a little while on congealed greases and it also needs cleaning off if an oily residue is a problem. A little more expensive? Mineral spirits, works well and dries nicely. Bigger bucks but VERY nice? Solventated Naptha, pay attention to ventilation.

    A spray can of 'carb and choke cleaner' to get the nasties off, a little diesel in the parts washer to deep clean, and a can of brake cleaner to clean and dry any residue off has never met a problem it can't handle.
     
  4. JoeHatley

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    Equal parts Kerosene and Mineral Spirits works well for me.

    Good Luck...

    Joe
     
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    They should have a 5 gallon bucket of "parts cleaner solution" or something like it at a tractor dealership/parts store.
     
  6. Dave Sample

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    I use automotive solvent in a Pasta cooker from K-Mart. Works great.
     
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