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Been a while since I've done significant wrenching. Having trouble with my mower and decided I needed to clean out the carb real good. Went down to the local parts store looking for some carb or parts "dip." Come to find out most brands don't sell in CA anymore and the one can I did find stated plainly I needed to capture the rinse water, evaporate it then dispose of it along with another paragraph or two of what it was going to take to work with this stuff.

When I was a kid we would pour a pan full of gasoline and soak/brush parts clean that way. Obviously not a great idea then or today. For small jobs I use a brake cleaning spray but don't like the overspray and fumes and you can't really work with it all that well if you have a pan full of parts to clean or you need to soak stuff. I'm a fan of simple green in its various forms, but it is very soapy and really needs a good hot water rinse to get all the residue off. It also doesn't soften up old gaskets very well for clean removal.

Question is: What are you using that you like to clean up parts with? Any favorites on today's shelves. Anything particularly effective and eviro friendly?

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post #2 of 2 Old Feb 20th, 2008, 9:42 pm
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