Solvent for Cleaning Tank

A_HRD

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I've just bought one of those handy-sized bench-top cleaning tanks that has a small electric motor driving an equally small pump to squirt the solvent through a nozzle at the greasy Vincent part.

Clearly, a highly volatile substance should not be used around what is presumably a sparky Chinese electric motor, but in my past experience, none of these modern "green" substances (like 'Jizer') are much good at cleaning mucky components anyway. Oh, for the super clean-days of "Trike" and REAL petrol....!

So does anyone have any recommendations as to a reasonably good (UK) solvent for this application? Or did I waste my money?

Peter B
Bristol, UK.
 

Jim Richardson

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I have one of those wash baths, have never set it up (No Space) but I have recently redicovered JIZER, which does seem to be a very good degreaser, Halfords sell small cans so it might be worth trying on a few parts before commiting to a 25lt white elephant.
Jim
 

Black Flash

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Hi Pete,

meet your local printshop owner who has a rotational 4 color printing machine like MANRoland or Heidelberger. they usually have a good stuff to clean their machines every time they have to change the color. as him for 1 litre ( or 2,113376 pints for you imperial minded guys) to try. they usually get the stuff in 50 litres (13,20865 imp. gallons ) canisters and by now this stuff is definitely cheaper than using diesel or petrol.
Best is the stuff smells beautiful as well, but I do not believe it is advisable to do that.

Bernie
 

roy the mechanic

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Speak to the guys in your local garage, the safety kleen guys round here sell the fluid "on the side" it is o-k unless you use castrol "r". If so go to the watchmakers and get their cast-offs. Watchmakers oil is also vegetable based.
 

John Cone

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I agree Peter, i remember when trich became outlawed in the mid seventies in the RAF how quickly it disappeared but not back to the stores! I still have several containers of Borax on "Loan" and find it the best for hand washing. My POL stores are getting low but it has been 30yrs. I seem to remember that some of the old fire exstinguishers were good for degreasing brake and cltch linings.
 
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