alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Degreasing
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« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2019, 02:05:40 PM »

I use acetone, carb cleaner, or lighter fluid for degreasing metal parts. Hot water and dawn soap with a toothbrush for plastic parts or if there is a sticker.
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« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2019, 07:36:03 PM »

Not sure if paint thinner will work or not, worry it might damage some plastic or rubber parts?

I used Sunlight dish-washing liquid to brush away the grease, then spray some WD40 degreaser to wash off the stubborn grease/oil.  Let dry under the sun for 20-30 minutes, then apply new grease/oil.  Work fine, so far lol........
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« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2019, 10:06:41 AM »

Been using my UC w/Simple Green and non-sudsing ammonia for years now with gun parts and finally tried it last night on the internals of a Penn 9/0, works well.
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« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2019, 01:40:20 PM »

I've used brake cleaner with marginal luck.  I wonder if parts cleaner with a little basket like you could buy at an auto parts store would work. 

I echo the comments about acetone. It's nasty stuff, but works great.  Wear gloves and be in a well ventilated area. 
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« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2019, 01:48:22 PM »

I use a combo of either dawn and or simple green, unless it is really super crudy, than I may brake out some acetone if really needed, but I use that sparingly and with gloves on.
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« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2019, 12:36:04 PM »

 I use CRC 6-56 marine lubricant. It will take out just about ANYTHING!!!. I dip the parts in a container with it and brush off the grease or I apply the CRC to the part and brush it off. It loosens it completely even some hard old grease.


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« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2019, 10:58:03 PM »

Oh, oh... a new trick.  Disassemble and put the parts into a zip-lock bag.  Add some naphtha or your favorite solvent.  You won't need much; few ounces should be plenty.  Squeeze out as much air as possible and zip the bag closed.  Shake and swish stuff around to coat all surfaces with solvent.  Shake and swish again every few minutes or float the bag in a sonic cleaner.  As you shake and swish grease and crud will dissolve or fall off.  When done with it, unzip a corner and drain out the solvent and sludge. Add a splash (maybe an ounce) of new solvent to rinse off the residue, shake and splash then drain that too.  Blow dry or wipe the parts as they come back out of the bag for reassembly.  

Many solvent are expensive, stink the place up, should not be handled, and create a disposal problem.  The zip lock bag lets you give everything a good soak with a minimal amount of solvent.

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« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2019, 03:11:05 AM »

Good tip, Steve !!  My wife is "giving me heck" right  now about the "smell" in the garage !
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« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2019, 06:12:40 AM »

You should try this!! Works like a charm.

http://www.dastyitaly.it/ol/det_prodotto.asp?ID=55

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« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2019, 07:29:38 AM »

It's not available in the U S. Most bathroom cleaners are similar.       Rudy
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« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2019, 08:11:37 AM »

For really greasy dirty metal parts carb cleaner or brake cleaner. For lightly greasy metal parts or generally dirty non metal parts I use dollar store version or CLR.
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« Reply #41 on: June 24, 2019, 08:32:07 AM »

I have pretty good luck with either "Simple Green", or ZEP(can't remember the product number Huh?), although, if the grease is very dry, I sometimes give it a "soak" in mineral spirits, first. I don't have an Ultrasonic cleaner, but a brush, some time, and some "elbow grease" will get stuff clean.
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« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2019, 09:53:23 AM »

CRC Electronic Cleaner is also excellent.  It cuts grease really fast, evaporates fast and leaves no residue.  I clean my spool bearings with it with them laying in a tiny food strainer.  Outdoors although here is no order to the stuff, just so it can drip on the ground.  Great to keep on the boat also.
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« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2019, 07:41:49 PM »

This is my go to degreaser: Perfect Solution

(kinda old video, but you get the idea)

Website: https://rotundacleaning.com/rotunda_store/perfect-solution/

Hope this helps  Grin
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« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2019, 10:10:23 PM »

I use Penn’s reel cleaner.  Works for me very well.
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