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Old 02-13-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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is there a replacement for Castrol Metal Parts Cleaner?

I love Castrol Metal Parts Cleaner...but its discontinued. I called castrol. There's no replacement from them.

Do any of you guys have an idea what it was made of? Maybe another brand replacement?
I just loved that stuff way better than brake or carb cleaner.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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Made of....????

There you go, looks like still available overseas just like quite a few Castrol products not available in North America. Better MSDSs over there anyway.

http://www.partinfo.co.uk/files/1786...sol%20MSDS.pdf
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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Made of, I meant what solvent. I was going to look for a substitute. That stuff so so fantastic. Spray it on, thick grease and grime just goes away! Its a miracle spray.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link. Propan-2-ol, hydrogenated naptha and pentane!
Must be the aquatic hazard that makes it not worth it to sell here
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Thanks for the link. Propan-2-ol, hydrogenated naptha and pentane!
Must be the aquatic hazard that makes it not worth it to sell here
I have been using Naphta lately, namely a rusty old can of Coleman gas. Works very well, now have to go look in the neighbor's shop for more rusty cans.

Propan-2-ol looks like that is just plain Isopropyl Alcohol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isopropyl_alcohol


And then the Pentane:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentane
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:06 PM   #6
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Pine-Sol

I've started using Pine-Sol for degreasing although it will discolour aluminum. I just use it neat or cut 50-50 put the parts in and leave them for day or two.
Does a great job and doesn't have the environmental consequences of other products.
Don't know about more exotic metals, however, so be careful.
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