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Old 12-06-2002, 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by Q
Simple Green is evil. It is the best cleaner I have ever found, but it is also the most caustic to painted surfaces. I used it to clean the wheels of my wife's old Maxima a couple of times and it turned the clear coat into a translucent coat pretty dang fast!
A lot of folks aren't aware that Simple Green is a "concentrate"!!!

So I've seen it used full strength in applications that it shouldn't be, like wheels! In fact, other than cleaning graffiti off walls, it shouldn't be more than 50-50 water to Simple Green, and that is for things like engine grime.

Show car owners swear by this stuff, and they would be most concerned about ruining components than anyone I know.
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car
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