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Old 09-01-2016, 09:25 PM
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I use simple green also, but the household variety, cut 50% with water on the belly of my RV-9. It is really good on oil and exhaust stains and as you can see the link below, available at Walmart. Dan
There have been many reports that the green household variety of Simple Green is corrosive to aluminum. The major issue is when it wicks into the seams, and stays there for a while. That's why Simple Green came out with the aviation version.

Someone who knows their chemicals might want to comment on the above, and the products' MSDS information.
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:52 PM
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You might find these FAQs from the Simple Green website interesting. Look under the letter A and there is a question about using Simple Green on aircraft and another for using it on aluminum.

http://simplegreen.com/faqs/
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:05 PM
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I use the orange based grease cutter.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:40 AM
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I get on a crawler about every six months and use Nu Finish liquid wax to clean and protect the belly. It easily removes all stains, oil, dirt, etc, and leaves a long lasting protection. Its safe, easy to apply and remove, and protects. I also get a good look at all rivets, lines, antennas while there.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:54 AM
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I have used Carbon-X stain remover for many years and have been very pleased with the results. I am able to clean exhaust soot and oil completely using Carbon-X at full strength and then rinse residue with water... Great stuff!

See this link to Aircraft Spruce for Carbon-X , Sporty's also carries it...

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...cokleenjet.php

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Old 09-02-2016, 08:14 AM
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I use simple green also, but the household variety, cut 50% with water on the belly of my RV-9. It is really good on oil and exhaust stains and as you can see the link below, available at Walmart. Dan





https://www.walmart.com/ip/Simple-Gr...eaner/22301219
And Home Depot
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Old 09-02-2016, 11:05 AM
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I use the orange based grease cutter.
Rich, are you saying that you use this product on your unpainted airplane?

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Old 09-02-2016, 03:43 PM
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Carbon x will work well in a diluted state. Easy on the skin. A gallon will last forever. Cuts that crud quickly.
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Old 09-02-2016, 04:26 PM
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I think simple green CAN affect bare aluminum, if not wiped or dried quickly. If I remember correctly I was told Simple green was aggressive to my mag wheels on one of my old race cars years ago, otherwise, it's a GREAT cleaner.

I wonder if running leaded AVgas or Auto fuel makes any difference?

I would guess the leaded fuel would leave more "stuff" to wipe off or clean.

Are you running AVgas or unleaded auto fuel?
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:00 PM
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Robert,

No, my plane is painted.

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