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    What are you guys using to clean the dried vegi oil off your tank? I am getting a sticky mess around the fill tube and have tried simple green and a few other chemicals with poor results.
    2000 F250 7.3L
    Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

  • #2
    I've been wiping it away while it is wet.

    I was told by a couple people there is a "Simple Purple" or something with purple in it that works better than anything else.

    It should be on the shelf right next to the Simple Green.

    I haven't allowed any oil to dry yet, so my experience is limited.
    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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    • #3
      I have done a pretty good job cleaning up drips as they happen so haven't had an issue - YET. Have you tried cleaning it when the tank is still warm? I would think any degreaser with some elbow grease when the tank is warmed up would take it right off.

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      • #4
        I just cleaned up my old tank the other night to get it ready to ship out when i find a buyer. I had a nice 2 year old dryed streek that ran down below the filler cap in the back of the tank all the way to the bottom. Purple power didn't touch it. It laughed in the face of Break Clean...i use a wire brush and ALOT of elbow grease and it finally came off. NEVER let it dry (for 2 years)

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        • #5
          I have never needed to do it on my tank, but I cleaned up the outside of some of my filtering barrels with WD40. Worked pretty well for me.

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          • #6
            My friend used gojo on his tank.

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            • #7
              I've used some Mr. Clean spray that seems to work well. Never tried it on 2 year old oil though...haha.

              I would think most of your common grease cutting cleaners would to it, but I could be wrong.
              Greasin & Grinin
              Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
              2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
              2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
              2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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              • #8
                My bio-diesel producer i deal with makes Glyserin soap,works great,use gloves if you like your fingerprints,wait a minute,clay couldn't that aid my escape
                2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by greasyX View Post
                  My bio-diesel producer i deal with makes Glyserin soap,works great,use gloves if you like your fingerprints,wait a minute,clay couldn't that aid my escape
                  I would have though you would cut off your fingers to be sure...

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                  • #10
                    Try "purple power" you can get it at wal-mart. Stuff cuts through the VO goo like nothin!

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                    • #11
                      I'm sure some would disagree, but I use carb cleaner to clean up just about anything. Haven't seen much it can't get rid of. I like the cheap stuff at Wal-Mart the best because it doesn't leave behind an oily residue like some carb cleaners do.
                      2000 7.3 F-250 w/ V3

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                      • #12
                        I wonder if spraying it with something like WD-40 would protect it from future spills?
                        Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jack_Toepfer View Post
                          I wonder if spraying it with something like WD-40 would protect it from future spills?
                          Not sure, but WD-40 itself will clean up a lot of things. Surprising how many things you can use that stuff for.
                          Greasin & Grinin
                          Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                          2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                          2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                          2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                          • #14
                            purple power seems to work well. I'm not sure about the dried on stuff. i try to clean it up as soon as possible.
                            2002 7.3 Excursion Limited V3 w/40 gal RDS Tank, +50 gal or 100 gal aux cargo tank,
                            AFE Magnum Flow Air Intake, 4" Turbo back Diamondeye exhaust,
                            6.0 Tranny cooler upgrade, Edge Evo2 Gryphon, V & Modified B Code leaf suspension
                            BTS Transmission W/ 1.0 exhaust housing,Snow water/meth injection.Riffraff Engine Rebuild(kit) @315k .30 over pistons, CNC Fab HPOP, 406injectors.com 160cc single shots.

                            2002 F350 2WD CCLB 7.3 Bone Stock "Rusty"

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                            • #15
                              Never used this myself but "Awesome" is available at the Dollar Store and has been suggested by several people. - Patrick

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