Something stronger

Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:46 am

I'm trying to clean the underside of the hood on my truck prior to repainting. There is no grease or oil just dirt. Just 25years of dirt. I have used purple power with Dawn twice with a pressure washer. Some dirt comes off but the older stuff just stays there. There is good white paint down there if I can get to it. Suggestions?

Re: Something stronger

Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:44 am

Is the hood off? If so could you turn it upside down and soak it down with the Purple Power and just let it soak for a while then use a stiff bristle brush to scrub it clean?

Re: Something stronger

Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:34 am

Unfortunately the hood is still on the truck. First time Purple Power has let me down. Thanks

Re: Something stronger

Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:55 am

Easy-Off Spray-On Oven cleaner.

Re: Something stronger

Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:12 am

Oven cleaner will take the paint off. Not a good idea...

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Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:14 pm

I have used this for at least the last 20 years, it has never taken off any paint aside from that which was already loose and coming off.

Re: Something stronger

Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:49 pm

Since he hasn't removed the hood, Dan will need to be careful of what he uses since it may drip onto the engine and depending on what it may land on, either chrome, aluminum or plastic, the wrong solvent may cause damage to the finish or component.

Re: Something stronger

Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:06 pm

Greased Lightning. Anything with sodium metasilacate , but be very careful what you get it on. It will burn paint and dull aluminum.

Re: Something stronger

Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:21 pm

Find someone with a power washer that has the heated water or a steam cleaner