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Old 12-22-2009, 09:52 PM
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I like the agitene quite a bit, but it's not cheap. Not as hard on your hands as kerosene which I have run in parts washers a lot before.

I like diesel when i'm outside in a drain pan cleaning parts though cuz it's cheapo but it kinda stinks..
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:01 PM
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diesel is the same...so is gas. it's the gas fumes that explode.

i used to pay for actual solvent, but it's up to about $45/gln now! so i just use diesel. works great, cheap, available anywhere.
The manuals say to use kerosene
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:24 AM
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I use the Stoddard(do not know the spelling) solvant from Bartkis as well. It will last a long time in the tank, and forever in the buckets with lids on. Stuff falls to the bottom inbetween the buckets I store them in currently. When I run the solvant, it has two filters in it to catch the big stuff and to filter out the grease. Will last a real long time in that tanks system. I currently do not run the tank because I do not want it next to the house.
I also use when I travel gasoline. It strips the grease quick, easy to get ride of and will evaporate if I let it out side long enough(easy clean up).
Diesel and Kersene do not have my vote, as it does not clean as well as the solvants and gas(IMHO), just a bit better than organic solvants that do not clean work a sh*t. But I would never run gas or store gas in a solvant tank. I usually use the gas in a bucket or tub and not leave it around too long.
I have not tried the Agitene, sounds interesting.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:19 PM
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When I run the solvant, it has two filters in it to catch the big stuff and to filter out the grease. Will last a real long time in that tanks system.
I used an F engine oil filter bracket mounted to the side of my tank to use stock oil filters inline. It is amazing the amount of junk they trap!
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:31 PM
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When I was a teenager and worked on a paint crew, an old hand showed me how safe paint thinner is by tossing his lit cigarette butt into it. It simply extinguished.
This also works with a full container gasoline tho.But pour out the gasoline and the butt flick starts a fire in the vaporous container.

When I was about 12 I was volunteered to paint a fence for a neighbor over the summer. My hands got a bit covered with paint and the only solvent in the garage was the gas can. My hands caught fire after merely seconds of vigorous rubbing. I was super lucky that day that the kiddie pool was close by.
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