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    Default Re: Best solvent to remove excess grease?

    I've always gotten along with brake or carb and choke cleaner. The combination of spray pressure and the solvent action of the liquid either blows it away or makes it easier to wipe off. I like to use a sash brush for getting into the tight spots.
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    Default Re: Best solvent to remove excess grease?

    I agree with Artisian - post #6, if you want to clean excess grease.

    I grease several times / yr; then typically cleanup 1-2 times.

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    Default Re: Best solvent to remove excess grease?

    Engine Degreaser
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    Default Re: Best solvent to remove excess grease?

    I use white wall cleaner, 1 cup in a spray bottle with water. Spray on let set 10 min. wash off. The thick stuff was to be blowed or wiped off 1st. Works good on exhaust soot also. If not washed off it could do a # on the paint.

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    Default Re: Best solvent to remove excess grease?

    Before it became "bad stuff" for the environment, liquid freon used to be sold as a degreaser. It was excellent and non-flammable; however, the CFC Police put a stop to its use. Perchloroethylene (dry cleaning fluid) also did an admirable job since it was non-flammable. Today, I find the best/cheapest solvent is diesel fuel. I'm convinced many engine cleaners are primarily kerosene/diesel fuel from their smell. Diesel will not harm paint as gasoline and some other solvents. It will remove wax, but wiping an old car with diesel is an old used car salesman's trick. Dull or dead paint can be hidden by wiping with diesel and do no damage to the paint. Instead of buying an expensive solvent, I'd try some of that $3.50/gal diesel on a rag to clean the grease. If you get diesel down inside the grease joints, it won't matter either. Wear your best set of greasemonkey clothes to do the job.
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    Default Re: Best solvent to remove excess grease?

    diesel here too. We all have diesel around and it works great. I use it on O-ring motorcycle chains too.
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    Brake cleaner .

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