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Simple green alternatives


#1

I have seen the suggestion of using Simple Green in the ultrasonic
before but I can’t stand the sweet smell of the stuff. Any one else
use something else that is easy to get but doesn’t smell so bad?

marilyn


#2

Marilyn-I use an orange cleaner that Dollar General use to carry. Mix
about 40%. a squirt of dishwashing liquid and water. Takes a little
while but does a good job. Cheap, too. Havent found any there in some
time, been looking for some or equivalent.


#3
I have seen the suggestion of using Simple Green in the ultrasonic
before but I can't stand the sweet smell of the stuff. Any one
else use something else that is easy to get but doesn't smell so
bad? 

Two solutions (other than finding a different substance): Put the
Simple Green and piece to be cleaned in a small lidded jar in the
ultrasonic-- I’m told the glass doesn’t interfere with the action. I
do this when I use ammonia. No chance of damaging the tank with
whatever you choose to clean with. Or: try putting a drop or two of
the essential oil of your choice in with the SG. Spearmint?

Noel


#4

Simple green is available in a “Crystal” formulation. It has no
perfume in it. Same cleaner just no color or perfume. We buy it from
W.W. Grainger (grainger.com)

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


#5

Dear James

i am intrested in hearing from you on what you are useing the simple
green for. if you don’t mind elaborating or you can write me off
line. I deal with Grainger a lot. never new about the crystal
formula. the smell was deffinatly something so strong that i looked
for other cleaners andd have found them but I would like to hear more
about this cleaner, and it’s make up, powers and weaknesses always
greatful of your pearls of wisdom.

Hratch Babikian


#6
i am intrested in hearing from you on what you are useing the
simple green for. if you don't mind elaborating or you can write me
off line. 

We use it as our main cleaner in the shop form cleaning metal for
mokume lamination to wiping down counters and other surfaces. It is
a good degreaser and handles some pretty nasty grime. It rinses
easily which is a big plus for laminating. I feel it is a good
general purpose cleaner. However for really nasty polishing compounds
I use BCR made by Oakite.

Jim

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts