Simple Green

  • Definitely Recommend

    Votes: 29 100.0%
  • Probably Recommend

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Neither Recommend or Discourage

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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  • Total voters
    29

Jbws68

Active Member
[quote name='QWIKWHIP' post='24025' date='Aug 10 2005, 07:35 AM']I've never used it myself. However after such a good review I will have to give it a shot now. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt001' />[/quote]



I use a standard tire cleaner. But now I will try the SG. Question about cleaning the engine, My cover is off, can I still spray the SG and let sit? Then hose off? Say 10 minutes?
 

Havock

New Member
[quote name='TitanOn24s' post='103848' date='May 26 2007, 09:40 AM']I seen/used Simple Green before...But I have never tried the engine clean version...I know its not good on painted surfaces...but is it safe on chrome??[/quote]The "Engine Clean" portion of my first post was just me being a dork and making a little rhyme. They may have some "automotive" products out now, but all I used then was the regular version. Here's their automotive line: http://consumer.simplegreen.com/cons_prod_fam_pro.php



I bought some Simple Green Stainless cleaner for the kitchen appliances and my wife loves it.





[quote name='Jbws68' post='103852' date='May 26 2007, 10:07 AM']I use a standard tire cleaner. But now I will try the SG. Question about cleaning the engine, My cover is off, can I still spray the SG and let sit? Then hose off? Say 10 minutes?[/quote]

Yes, you can spray it on your engine without the cover. The cover is really just a decorative piece, it doesn't proctect anything. As for the 10 minute thing, just make sure you spray it on a cool engine and don't let it dry or you won't get as good of a rinse. I usually like to spray it every couple minutes to keep it wet while it is working.
 

Jbws68

Active Member
[quote name='Havock' post='103854' date='May 26 2007, 10:22 AM']The "Engine Clean" portion of my first post was just me being a dork and making a little rhyme. They may have some "automotive" products out now, but all I used then was the regular version. Here's their automotive line: http://consumer.simplegreen.com/cons_prod_fam_pro.php



I bought some Simple Green Stainless cleaner for the kitchen appliances and my wife loves it.

Yes, you can spray it on your engine without the cover. The cover is really just a decorative piece, it doesn't proctect anything. As for the 10 minute thing, just make sure you spray it on a cool engine and don't let it dry or you won't get as good of a rinse. I usually like to spray it every couple minutes to keep it wet while it is working.[/quote]



This might seem like a dumb question, but, is anything on the engine or any surface of the engine forbidden?
 

TITNTUFF

New Member
I get the regular strength by the gallon, if you dilute about a tablespoon in a spray bottle of water it works great on glass. If you have it too strong it will streak. It also keeps the windows from fogging up if diluted down enough.

I keep it off the paint as it will strip the wax in no time.



The engine cleaner is acidic and will irritate skin, but cleans wrenches and screwdrivers well. I have used regular strength on engines with great results.
 

adamdude04

New Member
One of my jobs at my Pops automotive shop, was after a major repair (headgasket, full tune-up, new axels, major stuff) I would spray that engine brite stuff all over the engine, then wash it off, then the ''trick" that my pops said/did "Now here's the trick Adam, you cleaned the engine, but to the customer, they wont notice because it looks normal, dosnt look like it's brand new when they bought the car, granted its clean, just not shiny. *hands me a can of high gloss clear coat*, take this and spray down everything plastic, this will make the engine look brand new, and also protect it for awhile, and make it much easier to clean next time, if they decide to clean.."



so anyway, I always spray my car with that high gloss coat to shine everything up, and make it easy to clean off! no need for power washer, just a water hose and pretty much all the dirt just washes off!



as far as the simple green, I've used it all, and it all works..I personaly like the engine brite stuff best, then simple green engine cleaner, then this other engine cleaner that I used a few times, comes in a blue can..cant remember the anme of it, but it wasnt easy to spray on, but worked good
 

scottsbro23

New Member
[quote name='Jbws68' post='103852' date='May 26 2007, 10:07 AM']I use a standard tire cleaner. But now I will try the SG. Question about cleaning the engine, My cover is off, can I still spray the SG and let sit? Then hose off? Say 10 minutes?[/quote]





And when you get your "New" Engine Cover back...PLEASE Take it off when using the SG on the Motor.

Your "New" Cover won't like the SG.
 

Jbws68

Active Member
[quote name='scottsbro23' post='103868' date='May 26 2007, 04:47 PM']And when you get your "New" Engine Cover back...PLEASE Take it off when using the SG on the Motor.

Your "New" Cover won't like the SG.[/quote]



Got that right!!! I am going to wait to clean. I don't offroad so, engine isn't that dirty.
 

mcginkleschmidt

Active Member
After reading on this thread about Simple Green a few days ago here on TS, it reminded me that I had some on hand and I used it t a few days ago clean to my TroyBilt Super Tomahawk Chipper Shredder that was covered with dust and the engine was caked with oil and grease. F ormerlyI have used either Fantastik or Formula 409 to spray on the machine prior to hosing it. Boy was I surprised! The machine looked almost new and was noticibly brighter. The white plastic on the wheel rims turned white again after years of looking like a near tan color. The oil and grease was easily removed from the engine and the machine is the cleanest it has looked in years (I've owned the unit since 1987).



Simple Green, great stuff! I highly recommend it.
 

Cujo

New Member
[quote name='mcginkleschmidt' post='104289' date='May 31 2007, 11:42 AM']After reading on this thread about Simple Green a few days ago here on TS, it reminded me that I had some on hand and I used it t a few days ago clean to my TroyBilt Super Tomahawk Chipper Shredder that was covered with dust and the engine was caked with oil and grease. F ormerlyI have used either Fantastik or Formula 409 to spray on the machine prior to hosing it. Boy was I surprised! The machine looked almost new and was noticibly brighter. The white plastic on the wheel rims turned white again after years of looking like a near tan color. The oil and grease was easily removed from the engine and the machine is the cleanest it has looked in years (I've owned the unit since 1987).



Simple Green, great stuff! I highly recommend it.[/quote]





Just remember not to spray it on anything metal... just make sure you read the warning label.
 

mcginkleschmidt

Active Member
[quote name='Cujo' post='104398' date='Jun 1 2007, 06:25 PM']Just remember not to spray it on anything metal... just make sure you read the warning label.[/quote]



Hmmm! I sprayed on Simple Green at full strength and the whole machine is metal (with the exception of the wheels, tires and pulley belt), painted metal that is on the outside, with the exception of scratches of which there are quite a few that expose the metal in a few places that show as minor rust. The hammer assembly inside is all unpainted metal but I didn't have any reason to clean the business part of the machine. It doesn't seems to have any effect so far on metal so far. I hope that the machine doesn't disintegrate from the cleaning since it now looks better than it has in years.



I read the directions on the gallon jug and there is no caution or warning about using Simple Green on metal. Where did you find a caution about spraying Simple Green on metal?



BTW, both Lowes and Home Depot carry gallons of Simple Green at about $9.
 

VShortt

New Member
[quote name='QWIKWHIP' post='104423' date='Jun 2 2007, 09:34 AM']I've never seen a warning about metal either? I know you have to rinse it off well though.[/quote]So I take it you've now tried it, WHIP? In your earlier posts you mentioned you'd never tried it. What'd ya think? This stuff is a Godsend. Okay...I'm pusing it. But it's great stuff.
 

Trcky-Dck

New Member
Simple Green is awesome stuff...started using it about 20 years ago. When I clean my engine (every time I was my truck) I use Gunk. This stuff is about $1.18 at Walmart.
 

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QWIKWHIP

New Member
[quote name='VShortt' post='104792' date='Jun 7 2007, 02:35 PM']So I take it you've now tried it, WHIP? In your earlier posts you mentioned you'd never tried it. What'd ya think? This stuff is a Godsend. Okay...I'm pusing it. But it's great stuff.[/quote]



Yeah I picked some up a while back and we used it on my buddies Blazer. It worked awesome.
 
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