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Old 09-21-2007, 02:49 PM
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Default grease lightning cleaner/degreaser....

just a heads up for impatient folks like myself...

Wednesday night I changed out all of the rocker box gaskets on the scooter. Well, let's just say the rear one took me two tries(guess they arn't $hittin about correct side up!). Anywho, had a little leakage going down the highway on the test run.

Had been planning to ride with a buddy after work last night and needed to wash up the oil(don't really care for the smell of the residue[:'(]). Soooo, started washing the scooter and thought, " hey there dumba$$, ya got degreaser in the house.... just a little squirt..".
and then

HOKEY $HIT!!! My polished alumn went from slightly duller than chrome(I polish the alumn non-stop seems like, next time a custom for sure!)to looking like someone dumped a 5 gallon bucket of milk ona hot engine!!! WTF!!!!

Lesson learned... citrus cleaner degreaser =good, that crap they sell in a purple bottle = BAD.

Looks like this evening after dark is going to consist of a 12pack, couple rags, bottle of profesional v40 cleaner, nanowax, and some damn sore fingers....

did I mention a twelve pack?!?!?

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Old 09-21-2007, 02:52 PM
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Default RE: grease lightning cleaner/degreaser....

good luck with that. did the same thing with greased lighting and dam if i didnt try for a few hours with what i had on me with no avail. still looks like **** but i just tell people it adds character
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:00 PM
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Default RE: grease lightning cleaner/degreaser....

boom -

I'll let ya know.....
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:28 PM
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Default RE: grease lightning cleaner/degreaser....

My bike is SOOOOO dirty, I keep hoping to find a Bikini Bike wash deal. I hate to wash the bike, but the Pig looks like she's been wallowin in the mud. Might hafta get out the hose and cleanin supplies............nah....I think I'll ride.
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:27 PM
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Default RE: grease lightning cleaner/degreaser....

I messed up a set of wheels on a Mustang I used to have. I used the Greased Lightning to remove the brake dust.
It came right off.... along with the clear coat.
After that the wheels "held" brake dust like crazy.[:@]
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:34 AM
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Default RE: grease lightning cleaner/degreaser....

Success!!!! Got the streaks and discoloration off the alumn Friday night.
The product I used is called Zephyr Pro 40 to clean and shine. Then sealed it with Nano Wax. The Pro 40 Polish takes time to use, as far as small areas and some hard rubbing, but it worked.



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Default RE: grease lightning cleaner/degreaser....

Jizer....smells great when you run the engine.....and everything comes up with a sparkle.
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