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Old 03-14-2002, 21:30   #1 (permalink)
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Cleaning help??

Hi,

My car is on display at OZCAP on Sunday, and I was getting my car all nice and shiny today....

However - I have hit a slight problem.

When I got the new manifold the other night, the mechanic got greasy fingerprints all over my leads. (they are red leads)

I am now trying to clean them, cos I dont have a BBQ plate or a football covering them. (BBQ plate doesnt fit, and 10mm leads are too big for the football)

How do I get grease off leads? I dont want to kill the leads, and obviously dont want to use flammable cleaning products.

HELP !!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-14-2002, 21:34   #2 (permalink)
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wax and grease remover is your best bet Kellie most good automotive places should have it.They use this stuff to clean the car before it gets sprayed.
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Just finished the outside of mine today. I now look forward to cleaning the inside (NOT!) Had it in the Ford dealer the other day as my passenger window came of the rails and they stepped chewie gum all over my XR mats.

Try car polish, it won't degrade your leads and won't be flammable.
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Hi,

My car is on display at OZCAP on Sunday, and I was getting my car all nice and shiny today....

However - I have hit a slight problem.

When I got the new manifold the other night, the mechanic got greasy fingerprints all over my leads. (they are red leads)

I am now trying to clean them, cos I dont have a BBQ plate or a football covering them. (BBQ plate doesnt fit, and 10mm leads are too big for the football)

How do I get grease off leads? I dont want to kill the leads, and obviously dont want to use flammable cleaning products.

HELP !!!!!!!!!
i reckon a safe bet would just use, diswashing liquid or something, safe and also non flamable.
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Try some Simple Green at full strength. Just wet the lead(s) down with water 1st, spray with SG then rinse off after a minute. Works a treat on the whole engine bay.
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Kelli, I use an old rag with metho in it.. it strips the grease right off, and the meths evaporates within seconds, so you'll know if you need to give it a second wipe without the need to wait :)

try using some armour-all on them afterwards, it makes such an improvement!
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Anakha - where do you get simple green from?
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Try some Simple Green at full strength. Just wet the lead(s) down with water 1st, spray with SG then rinse off after a minute. Works a treat on the whole engine bay.
I know of Clean Green, its a Winns product. It would also be a good product to use.
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Turps is good too!!
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WD40 or RP7 usually removes grease marks without harming the plastic/rubber etc. Also carby cleaner works well.
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