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Old 09-05-2019, 06:18 PM   #1
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cleaning "sooty" engine room

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I have an exhaust leak which has left a lot of soot/carbon in my engine room. Is there a good product to use to help wipe this stuff up?
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:24 PM   #2
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I have had good success with Extreme Simple Green. I dilute it 1:1 and it takes grease off very well. I got it from Home Depot online. It isnít the easiest thing to find. Used in the airplane world to clean aircraft.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:25 PM   #3
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Going thru same issue on boat I recently purchased.


two years ago PO had it happen, saw the old bills he paid (or the insurance) $650.


They did a half ass job, so I keep getting dirty hands, I used Mr. Clean so far doing the best, but it don't wash off, spray on surface or rag wipe on/off.


Dawn and simple green not as good


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I have had good success with Extreme Simple Green. I dilute it 1:1 and it takes grease off very well. I got it from Home Depot online. It isnít the easiest thing to find. Used in the airplane world to clean aircraft.
I'll second the Simple Green Extreme / Aircraft cleaner. It'll strip wax off any surface it touches, but it does a spectacular job of loosening up dirt to where 90% of it just rinses off.

It can be ordered from Amazon if you can't get it locally.
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I use a garden sprayer to spray it on, scrub with a brush and rinse with clean water. Repeat if necessary.
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Thats one of the nastiest jobs in boat ownership...right behind marine head "incidents".
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