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Old 05-24-2018, 05:11 PM
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I can concur with all the statements made, and happy that i discovered this product awhile back!
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:46 AM
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As usual, there's more to the story;

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Old 05-25-2018, 11:25 AM
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As usual, there's more to the story;

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Well, my experience with using this on aluminum is that there is nothing better! Everything aluminum turns out bright and shiny!
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:27 PM
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Do you think this is any different than "Purple power" which sells here at the auto stores and Walmart? I buy that in 5 gal. pails for about $25.00. Use it straight on motors and real greasy parts and everything comes supper clean. I see you can buy the stuff from SC on Ebay for about $24 for four gal. Might have to try it if its better than "Purple power". Anyone know for sure, as I have not found anything better than that so for. Here is the motor and wheel wells of the 84' 300D I just picked up after using just a hose to wash it off.
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Old 05-25-2018, 01:51 PM
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Do you think this is any different than "Purple power" which sells here at the auto stores and Walmart? I buy that in 5 gal. pails for about $25.00. Use it straight on motors and real greasy parts and everything comes supper clean. I see you can buy the stuff from SC on Ebay for about $24 for four gal. Might have to try it if its better than "Purple power". Anyone know for sure, as I have not found anything better than that so for. Here is the motor and wheel wells of the 84' 300D I just picked up after using just a hose to wash it off.
This stuff eats Purple Power for lunch! It may look the same, but I don't think PP works as good as the SC stuff.
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:00 PM
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Yes no comparison with Purple Power, tried both back to back.
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This is a formulation containing butyl cellosolve which many products utilize
in varying degrees. However, use caution ( DOH ) on aluminum.
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:09 PM
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This is a formulation containing butyl cellosolve which many products utilize
in varying degrees. However, use caution ( DOH ) on aluminum.
Yes, and I think this is why it works so good. I wouldn't put my aluminum parts in a container full of this stuff, but spraying it on aluminum parts and then pressure washing, makes them look new. I doubt it will have any long term affect on anything that is cleaned by it.
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How does it compare to "Simple Green"???....I kinda interested to try this stuff...only thing i found that cleans oil caked stuff is brake cleaner which is expensive and might have you past out, lol
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How does it compare to "Simple Green"???....I kinda interested to try this stuff...only thing i found that cleans oil caked stuff is brake cleaner which is expensive and might have you past out, lol
I don't think Simple Green is even as good as Purple Power, and y'all know what I think about that.
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Have you tried a hair dryer? Heat usually works pretty well for me.
Itís dried on like paint at this point, itís everywhere under the hood. The dealer didnít remove it when new.
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OK, I just ordered 4 gal. off of Ebay for $7.65 a gal. with the shipping. Will give it a try and see just how much better it is than Purple Power when I get it. Have a bunch of Unimog parts with over 35 years of grime on them, that should be a good test!
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:23 AM
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Be aware that the chemicals in the solution may cause EVERY sprayer to cease working after a while. I save the empty "Spray-N-Wash" sprayers/containers that I use for pre-washing my greasy cloths, and use them for this. When they quit working I grab another sprayer and throw the bad one away. I have even tried those commercial sprayers that are found at the big box stores. Eventually every one of them quit working. A pump garden sprayer works great too, but be sure to rinse the hose and valve/wand assembly with water afterwards.
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Old 05-26-2018, 01:48 PM
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I have a dedicated garden pump sprayer with purple power in it at all times. Only thing that happens is the valve will stick, so I have to spray some silicone in it once in awhile. Its all plastic, so the chemicals in the Purple power don't seem to effect it too much other than the valve sticking up every now an then.
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Not discounting nor ignoring the results you guys are having with that stuff, but if you need something ASAP and have a 99-cent store nearby... read on.

The most recent orphan I brought home had an incontinence problem that the previous owner let fester for several years. An extremely thick layer of congealed engine oil combined with road dust covered the left valve cover and front part of the engine - and pooled into a virtual lake of viscous goo on the upper front lip of the oil pan. (M112 engine.) I bought several bottles of ďorange powerĒ (or similar name) spray cleaner from the 99-cent store. That stuff was amazing. It melted the goo like a microwave oven melts a stick of butter.

Iím tempted to stock up on that stuff before the California regulators get wind of it and ban it. (As theyíve seemingly done with any & all effective chemical products!) Iíll order some of the stuff from Samís Club to complete my arsenal too. Thanks guys!
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