Degreaser

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by fiveoh455, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. fiveoh455

    fiveoh455 Active Member

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    Any recommendations on a cleaner/degreaser for the underside of the motor? Changed all my fluids over the weekend, and no matter how hard I try, I always get some mess from the oil filter removal, as well as the tranny drain plug. Looking for suggestions for a spray that I can apply, then hose off the gunk.
     
  2. 2000classic

    2000classic Active Member

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    Simple Green. :s
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    In the UK the most recognised name of a degreaser is gunk
    It works well i have used it many time apply with a small brush agitate a wee bit leave for a wee while and wash off

    Brian
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I have been using Gunk Foamy aerosol engine cleaner about once a year on the unpainted engine cases on my '92. I've never had spotting problems and the factory oil hoses and wires are still in good shape. I have used the Gunk one time on my '07 with the black cases with no problem. Then I used the S100 engine brightener, that stuff makes the black look like new.
     
  5. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    CRC Brakleen works well for me. It dries quick and leaves no residue.
     
  6. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    The S100 engine bright has worked well for me.
     
  7. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    Napa or any brand name Electric motor/Brake Cleaner, likeTripleJ said, gunk sprays/wipes off and no residue. Have used it for many years, has never hurt paint.
    wilks3
     
  8. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I use Big Orange...similar reason as Smitty - less harsh. Spray on, hose off, spritz w/S100 & rinse. Maybe some additional steps, but leaves bike/garage smelling like oranges...;)
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Simple Green, or Grease Lightning and water
     
  10. SilverFoXD

    SilverFoXD Active Member Contributor

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    Purple Power, but keep it off the painted surfaces.