The Pine Sol Degreaser Thread

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

  1. showkey

    showkey Long timer

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    I have done the 3 day soak with straight full strength Sea Foam on really bad float bowl gunk (5 year old gas) and plugged pilot jets (disaaembled) and it did NOT work, I ended up with soak type carb cleaner. Soaking in spray carb cleaner, straight acetone and straight napthya also did not work.
    Straight acetone did work on a boat fuel tank softening an inch of twenty year gas gunk after a week soaking.
    Sea foam has alcohol in it too.
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  2. The Green Hornet

    The Green Hornet n00b

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    Excellant Tip. Thanks
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  3. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Impressive results. Thanks!
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  4. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Brilliant.... and just in the nick of time :D
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  5. Ricklesss

    Ricklesss Ricklesssssssss

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    I ditto that! The timing for me couldn't be better!
    I have a bank of carbs from my ZRX that I just can't seem to keep from varnishing up after a week or so...it's driving me batty.
    I may even try cleaning the inside of the fuel tank with the Pine-sol....

    Thanks for the tip!
    RicklessssssS in Oregon
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  6. Zagando

    Zagando BMW uber alles!

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    Anxious to hear about anyone's experience with PS and an ultrasonic cleaner. Don't have one but I may spring for one if it works well.:wink:

    I did pick up a quart today and will begin soaking some old bolts and bits in it for a few days to see what happens.
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  7. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    Well then I'll have to go pick up some pine sol and give it a go and report, I wonder if there is any hidden in the basement somewhere.
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  8. Ricklesss

    Ricklesss Ricklesssssssss

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    Remember too, Harbor Freight now sells at least 2 different models of ultra-sonic cleaners....can't vouch for quality (or lack there of) but I myself, do plan on picking one up in the not too distance future and trying this as well.
    RicklesssssssssssssS
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  9. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    A DOHC Customs forum member put his carbs in a vat of Pine Sol 2 days ago with an orbital sander taped to the lid of the container- :wings
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  10. Oldrice

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    Nice job Hondo! I'm impressed and I too will be making a small dedicated spot in the garage for this type of work.

    I'm thinking one of those large Walmart storage containers, pinesol, a small pump to recirculate the 'tank' and an inline filter ...hmmm... the brain just never stops.

    Oldrice-
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  11. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    :rofl Good one, but a "Vibrator" from an old recliner works good too. I have one attached to my parts cleaner.:nod

    But I guess we were ahead of out times back in the Seventies when we used PineSol to wash our bikes......:ricky
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  12. markjenn

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    Holy cats, I see a run on Pine Sol. With advrider members clearing out store shelves, I'm running out to invest money in CLX - its going through the roof.

    http://investors.thecloroxcompany.com/

    - Mark
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  13. Zagando

    Zagando BMW uber alles!

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    Come to think of it, I might still have an old orbital sander around here somewhere...:wink: I like this idea a lot!
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  14. VonHelm

    VonHelm soggy doggy

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    Pine Sol does a good job of taking dirty motor oil stains out of concrete as well.
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  15. Oldrice

    Oldrice oldrice.com

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    I've used Lemon Fresh Pledge (You just can't say it without the "fresh") and Easy-Off oven cleaner (cuts through tough grease and road grime!) for many years. Just got comfortable I guess and never figured PineSol. :evil

    Oldrice-
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  16. Twinz

    Twinz Been here awhile

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    Do you think Pine Sol could be thinned enough to be effective as a degreasing spray...like Simple Green, only safer??
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  17. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Great idea, I'll remember this one.
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  18. H96669

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    You can buy that stuff by the gallon, possibly even 5 Gal.buckets at Janitorial Supply places.....much cheaper too!:nod
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  19. mark1305

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    The idea of using it in conjunction with ultrasonic cleaners got me to wondering - I was already planning to build an electrolysis rust remover in a plastic 5 gal bucket from a post I saw somewhere on here. And I have Pine Sol on the list of cleaning methods to use when the time comes.

    Now I wonder how the two methods will combine. I still have a couple of bins loaded with scrap and junked Ducati pieces. Probably not in the next week or two, but I'll have to assemble the de-ruster and give it a test with Pine Sol instead of the usual sodium carbonate(washing soda) solution.

    When I try it I'll dig up this thread and post the outcome.
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  20. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Duh!
    If you use Pine Sol to clean your carbs, your motor will explode :nono



    Sheesh, might as well use WD-40 on your chain and cheap dino engine oil and give yourself the grenading motorcycle trifecta :eek1



















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    Seriously though, thanks for passing on the tip!
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