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Posted: 2/2/2006 8:45:36 AM EDT
I have ran out of my lauer weaponery degreaser and need to find an alternative, will simple green do a good job?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:46:27 AM EDT
Yup, it works. So does Brake Cleaner.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:47:35 AM EDT
doesnt brake cleaner leave a residue?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:48:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By shawn21:
doesnt brake cleaner leave a residue?

shouldn't, the white you see is the metal with all the oil stripped off
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:55:32 AM EDT
so which is better, simple green or brake cleaner?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:00:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 9:02:14 AM EDT by twonami]
brake cleaner is better but you don't want to use it indoors. Nothing wrong with simple green other than it takes a little longer and eats aluminium but you can use it without worrying about fumes and sucking oil out of your hands.
some brake cleaners eat plastic and strip the finish off wood but there are plastic safe formulations out there.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 9:54:23 AM EDT
thanks guys
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 2:26:38 PM EDT
another great degreaser is trisodium phosphate ( TSP)....
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 4:23:26 PM EDT
If you're using this as a pre-finish degreaser, a cleaner with "TCE" (Tri-Chloro-Ethylene I think) will be far superior to simple green. Simple Green is an excellent degreaser for general firearms maintenance and cleaning.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 5:21:39 PM EDT
i use "greased lightning"...works pretty good..
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