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I'm looking for a parts cleaning solvent for my parts washer. Not sure if I should go with organic or petroleum based. Any input?

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Mineral Spirits from ACE Hardware. Can't beat the price and cleaning power. Also isn't bad on your hands....

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Paul , just be a little concerened . I have seen some parts cleaner react with alum than others . The bio stuff seems to do it more then petro based solvents for some reason .
 

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I like using Varsol... add a little scrub brush and a elbow grease and you'll be laughing.

Day to day cleaning I use O2 safe carb cleaner.

Simple Green is supposed to be great... I tried it on some "Rust-Proofed" fenders this winter and it worked okay at getting that film crap off (after I removed the 1/8" of gunk).

Crappy Tire has a Motomaster brand engine degreaser that I used to clean up my 3.8 & 355 externally and internally. Still have some! Good stuff too.

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Thanks guys :)
I have been doing some research and have found that "Stoddard solvent" seems to be the choice of most. It is petroleum based, but is low odour and has a relatively high flash point. I've spent too many years cleaning parts in a bucket ugh so I picked up a 20 gal parts washer. (I'll need more than just a a quart or two of cleaner wink ) I hooked up a fume hood this weekend and I'll be using gloves anyway so... time to do some degreasing :)

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I've spent too many years cleaning parts in a bucket so I picked up a 20 gal parts washer. (I'll need more than just a a quart or two of cleaner) I hooked up a fume hood this weekend and I'll be using gloves anyway so... time to do some degreasing
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LMAO :D :D wink
 
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