is there a replacement for Castrol Metal Parts Cleaner?

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  1. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    I love Castrol Metal Parts Cleaner...but its discontinued. I called castrol. There's no replacement from them.

    Do any of you guys have an idea what it was made of? Maybe another brand replacement?
    I just loved that stuff way better than brake or carb cleaner.
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  2. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Made of, I meant what solvent. I was going to look for a substitute. That stuff so so fantastic. Spray it on, thick grease and grime just goes away! Its a miracle spray.
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    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the link. Propan-2-ol, hydrogenated naptha and pentane!
    Must be the aquatic hazard that makes it not worth it to sell here
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    I have been using Naphta lately, namely a rusty old can of Coleman gas. Works very well, now have to go look in the neighbor's shop for more rusty cans.:wink:

    Propan-2-ol looks like that is just plain Isopropyl Alcohol:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isopropyl_alcohol


    And then the Pentane:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentane
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  6. TonyT

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    I've started using Pine-Sol for degreasing although it will discolour aluminum. I just use it neat or cut 50-50 put the parts in and leave them for day or two.
    Does a great job and doesn't have the environmental consequences of other products.
    Don't know about more exotic metals, however, so be careful.
    Cheers,
    Tony
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