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Old 05-23-2018, 10:26 PM
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The best degreaser on the planet strikes again

I have cleaned several engines/engine bays with this (Members Mark Heavy Duty Degreaser from Sam's Club), and have found nothing better. Before and after:
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:52 PM
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Thumbs up Sams Club Degreaser

Yep ;

This stuff is the shiznit, make no mistake .

I get comments like "I bet you eat off that engine !" . from other Mechanics and Heavy Duty Owner/Operators every time I have the hood up for oil checks .

I use mostly a soft bristle brush, a paint brush and a spray bottle of dilute from the .99 Cents store .

? What dilute mix do you recommend Rich ? .
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:01 AM
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Dayum. Wonder if it comes in a 55 gallon drum......
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:28 AM
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Yep ;

This stuff is the shiznit, make no mistake .

I get comments like "I bet you eat off that engine !" . from other Mechanics and Heavy Duty Owner/Operators every time I have the hood up for oil checks .

I use mostly a soft bristle brush, a paint brush and a spray bottle of dilute from the .99 Cents store .

? What dilute mix do you recommend Rich ? .
I use it full strength on everything. Also works great for cleaning my concrete driveway.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:44 AM
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Yes

It's most excellent on concrete .

So far I've been happy with the 50/50 mix, maybe I'll try it full strength on my wagon .
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1974 350SLC 4 speed stickshift SOLD & missed
Krazy Kommie Ural Motos (3)
BMW Moto R60/6 Barn Find, 8,000miles
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:27 AM
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Will it remove 37 year old cosmoline? Iíve tried everything else!
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:36 AM
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Will it remove 37 year old cosmoline? Iíve tried everything else!
It won't hurt to try!
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:47 AM
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I like to spray the degreaser on the entire engine, trans, and engine bay before driving to the coin-op car wash. I then spray on another coat on the most greasy places, and then pressure wash. I usually start from the bottom (underneath) and work my way upwards. That way the degreaser does not get washed off from water flowing from above. This stuff is so much better than GUNK or anything like that. Those other products leave everything slightly oily. This stuff literally makes parts clean enough to eat of of. No oily residue of any kind. I thought about doing a half and half comparison by masking off half of a dirty engine bay (right down the middle of the valve cover), and cleaning each side with a different product. I decided that I already know what the results would be, so I skipped it.......Rich
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:10 PM
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@Kooop :

For $6, why not try it and find out ? .

That's what I did after Rich's first mention of this fine product, no regrets whatsoever .
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:11 PM
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Will it remove 37 year old cosmoline? Iíve tried everything else!
That stuff is more like a wax, that's why it so badass. Solvent is the recommended.



I'm hoping this was a hypothetical ? I never put that type of inhibitor stuff on anything unless I'm not wanting to remove it, ever, like things that are not worth painting.


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Old 05-24-2018, 12:24 PM
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Wow, it even deleted your EGR too!?

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Old 05-24-2018, 12:47 PM
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Will it remove 37 year old cosmoline? Iíve tried everything else!
Have you tried a hair dryer? Heat usually works pretty well for me.
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:06 PM
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Rollguy, that looks awesome.

I am not a Sam's Club member, as there isn't one around here. Amazon has a similar looking product for $12.
https://www.amazon.com/ProForce-Members-Commercial-Degreaser-gallon/dp/B013IF1HHS

Do you think that is the same stuff? I know it is almost twice the price of Sam's, but would you say it is worth $12?

Do you do everything with the pressure washer and not need to scrub?

Thanks for all the help.
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:46 PM
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Rollguy, that looks awesome.

I am not a Sam's Club member, as there isn't one around here. Amazon has a similar looking product for $12.
https://www.amazon.com/ProForce-Members-Commercial-Degreaser-gallon/dp/B013IF1HHS

Do you think that is the same stuff? I know it is almost twice the price of Sam's, but would you say it is worth $12?

Do you do everything with the pressure washer and not need to scrub?

Thanks for all the help.
I am not a Sam's member either. You can order it online as a S C guest. I usually order a couple bottles at a time. Yes the ProForce is the same stuff. That is what it was before the name changed. But still you can order it straight from S C for less. Shipping is free as well.
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:47 PM
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Wow, it even deleted your EGR too!?

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Yes, and fixed a bunch of leaks as well.
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