The Pine Sol Degreaser Thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hondo, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I have with clear vinegar but not pinesol.I left it in for a week.I would shake it and flip it a few times a day.I made sure it got a couple nights on it top and sitting straight up.I only lost about a quart of it through evaporation and leakage.
  2. Boatman

    Boatman Upward and onward!!

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    I have a 1966 Kawi 2 stroke that had about 1/2" of gooey, tar-like mess in the bottom. I poured in 3 bottles of PineSol and it took about a week but all the goo finally dissolved.
  3. prsdrat

    prsdrat Been here awhile

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    I've cleaned three different tanks so far, I always start out with PineSol to
    clean out the solubles and varnish. The last one I also used citric acid, then
    finished it off the remaining rust with a product called "Metal Rescue". This
    stuff works! I just checked my TLR200, which has been sitting for several
    months, and it is a good candidate for the PineSol/Metal Rescue method.
  4. thundercat

    thundercat Meow

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    Definitely like the after much more than before. Great Job. Have to keep pine sol in mind. Before cleaning the tank, you may want to borrow a fish eye scope and inspect it to see if it any extra work on the tank is needed.

  5. wmako

    wmako bored in NJ

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    Those are from your 1984 Honda Sabre VF700S? I thought I was seeing things, as my son and I just dropped the carbs from a newly acquired 1982 Honda Sabre VF750S into a bucket on Pine Sol last night. Did you drop them in all assembled like that? Ours were a mess. We pulled the jets and everything else we could.
  6. BrittC

    BrittC Been here awhile

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    I left the carbs assembled as a rack but removed the jets, floats, diaphragms, needles, etc. For me it was easier to keep the parts matched up for each carb if I left them assembled and I numbered them. One spot that almost got me was after I thought the jets were clear and I started installing them. I backed up a step, held each one up to a light, and found one that was plugged solid. The only way I could clear it was to use the wire twist tie from a loaf of bread (after burning off the plastic coating).

    I also had a float valve stuck in its bore. After soaking for 22 hours in Pine Sol it came out easily.

    All in all, it worked out well.
  7. BrittC

    BrittC Been here awhile

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    I see that Metal Rescue is available at Home Depot so that's easy enough. Where do you pick up citric acid? Home Depot's site does not list it...
  8. Soldier311

    Soldier311 Long timer

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    Citric acid = orange juice?
  9. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Fairly equal in that they both do the job, and are acids, but they are not the same chemical.
    Mmm Mmmm. Honey, this sure is a tasty White Vinegar Meringue pie. :rofl
  10. Cdaledude

    Cdaledude Long timer

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    White vinegar is acetic acid, not citric :deal
  11. Soldier311

    Soldier311 Long timer

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    Oops , perhaps that's why things taste funny around here.... The wife is probably trying to kill me.:huh
    Citric acid = orange juice? Probably not good for cleaning carbs, though....
  12. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :lol3 Well you don't actually use OJ.

    Citric acid can be bought in crystal form and you mix it up into a solution when your ready to use some.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Prepare-Citric-Acid-Solution
  13. prsdrat

    prsdrat Been here awhile

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    I bought bulk citric acid from www.hardrhino.com when I refinished the
    cedar siding on my home. Turns out citric acid has many uses.
  14. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Closer. I prefer lemon. As mentioned above you can buy crystalized cirtic acid, but lemon juice is also a good source of fairly strong citric acid, and has been a mainstay for boiling carbs for generations of motorcyclists.
  15. Fitero

    Fitero Just One of Billions

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    Citric Acid can be picked up in any brewer/distiller/wine maker supply store in bulk as well.
  16. XICAQUE

    XICAQUE Q' pedo?

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    I love Pine Sol! Smells good:D
  17. joexr

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    Yes and no.:lol3 They have several different scents now.
  18. XICAQUE

    XICAQUE Q' pedo?

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    Well, the scent can be overwhelming after a while....but is aight :D:D

    Do they have vanilla scent :rofl:rofl
  19. Grimreaper7

    Grimreaper7 Been here awhile

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    Denture cleaning tablets also contain citric acid.
    Drop a couple down the loo and leave overnight to clean it.
    $3 for 90 at Wal-Mart.
  20. mattsz

    mattsz moto-gurdyist

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    Yeah! Always loved the smell of the Port Authority Men's loo...