Whats everybody using in there solvent tank

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  1. 451Mopar

    451Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Have the regular solvent type parts cleaner that I got from Duggan Petroleum. They also sell race gas.
    Hard on your hands/skin if you don't wear gloves.

    I don't know what the transmission shop used, but I think it was water based, and pretty easy on the hands.
    I didn't use water base, because the Solvent tank is in a unheated garage, near the garage door, and it would freeze in the winter.
     
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    Kerosene is lighter than water so the water sits in the bottom, and rust never sleeps!
    Mike
     
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      I washed my '75 400 - 4 Barrel with Super Clean. The Super Clean was pretty friendly, but I did the entire job wearing heavy black nitrile gloves. Although a pair of gloves only lasted about four or five hours, a box of 50 gloves is about $25 Canadian. I then washed the engine with dish soap and water and then brake parts cleaner before repainting. The engine was clean and dry before the repaint. So far, so good.
       
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      Don't use superClean or Sams Purple Cleaner on polished aluminum, it will etch the aluminum.
       
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      As mentioned you can put the fluid in a pail and wait for it to settle out, works pretty well but can take weeks to a month or more for it to settle. I have used paper towels set in a funnel and slowly pour the fluid through. Or pick up a few of those small Fram G2 canister type inline filters and run the fluid through that....gravity or with a small transfer pump.
       
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        I have 142 flash solvent in my 10 gal parts cleaning tank. It's old and dirty. I just give a final spray rinse with brake cleaner once all the heavy grease and sludge are removed.
         
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