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Post by lundq » Tue Jul 10, 2007 15:43

What's your favorite product to clean up the under side of your airplane. I'm getting a pretty nice little mural painting of oil on the bottom of mine. Someone topped it off with oil and a good quart wound up coming out in the next hour of flight.

Also any other cleaning methods you'd care to share?

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Post by mike newall » Tue Jul 10, 2007 17:05

Avgas is the easiest and best - tree huggers don't like it though !

Jizer is a degreaser in the UK, I am sure there is an equivalent in the Colonies - spray or wipe on, wash off, excellent stuff.

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Post by Mikek » Tue Jul 10, 2007 20:09

mike newall wrote:Avgas is the easiest and best - tree huggers don't like it though !

Jizer is a degreaser in the UK, I am sure there is an equivalent in the Colonies - spray or wipe on, wash off, excellent stuff.
Simple Green
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Post by bwmatz » Tue Jul 10, 2007 21:58

Ron,

There's a product called LA's Totally Awesome Cleaner that you can pick up for a buck at most of those Dollar stores...it works...totally awesomely! :lol:

http://www.lastotallyawesome.com/
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Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Wed Jul 11, 2007 01:16

Simple Green
Crown Cleaner (will remove DEAD paint as well)
Mineral Spirits on a rag or blow gun
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They all work about the same. Be sure to test somewhere out of site first. I've had problems with some cleaners being too strong and streaking the paint.

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Post by lundq » Wed Jul 11, 2007 09:14

Yeah, someone was telling me about Simple Green. It's great stuff but you want to start cleaning at the bottom and work up. If you spray it on and it runs down through the grease/dirt/whatever it tends to leave a run that hard to get rid of.

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Post by Captgrumps » Wed Jul 11, 2007 14:16

Regular Simple Green can be corrosive to metal parts--use only Aircraft Simple Green--there is a difference. Never use plain old Simple Green on a metal airplane and Purple Power is definately a no-no..
I use plain white GO-JO to clean the belly of my airplanes--wipe on and wipe off with a clean rag. Only the plain white...Works great..

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Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Wed Jul 11, 2007 15:24

What does Pure Purple Power do to an airplane.

Never knew Simple Green was corrosive..... :shock:

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Post by mike newall » Thu Jul 12, 2007 04:39

A lot of commercial and domestic detergents contain a lot of salt - Dawn or Joy both do, so beware the hidden salt not only in your foods, but in your detergent !

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Post by shazam » Thu Jul 12, 2007 09:06

So Simple Green (non-aircraft) is OK on fabric as long as it's kept away from metal?..or did I mis-construe? Sure cheaper than the a/c stuff!

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Post by Captgrumps » Thu Jul 12, 2007 14:18

Purple Power can be used as a poor mans alodine or metal etch. Try it. If you use it on anything and don't want it to etch or start corrosion wash it off with water real good. Plain Simple Green can set up corrosion in metal parts, especially in seams on metal parts.
WD-40 is also a good degreaser.
Skydrol is a good paint remover. But expensive.

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Post by Jody Wittmeyer » Thu Jul 12, 2007 22:23

Go Jo hand cleaner works really well
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