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Old 08-22-2007
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Purple power is good stuff!

I have been working on replacing the floor timbers in my boat and had to pull up the sole. when I pulled all of it up I realized what a derelict I had been because the whole bilge was coated in greasy, oily nastiness. A marina neighbor of mine suggested I use this stuff called purple power to degrease the bilge, Well I mixed the stuff to approximately the correct water to PP ratio(in the bilge) and let it sit for about 5 days. When I pumped this stuff out into a 55 gallon drum) the bilge was spotless(well a little bit of wiping was necessary.

Purple power is great, I just wanted to share this discovery with the few of you who haven't heard of it.
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The stuff he's talking about is this stuff... LINK.
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Yep, it's excellent stuff, used it on the race bikes after every race ( being careful of rubber seals ), works great for cleaning the garage floor too

also, there's a product called oil eater that is also excellent and it's bio-degradable
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Make sure to wear gloves, it will remove all the oil from your skin and give you a chemical burn. I used some stuff a long time ago called "Blue Monkey" or that's what I was told. The chemical burn basically killed the outer layer of skin on my hands. Looked like I had a black glove on for a week or so. Didn't hurt, just looked bad.
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Will this stuff work with fuel spills (diesel) in the bilge as well?
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My question is, will it work in cleaning a diesel fuel tank ?

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Don't use it in a tank or a crankcase unless you can get all of it out as any remnant will continue to break down the fuel or oil long after you finish cleaning.
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source for purple power

Checked the link listed and found it was not available.

I found it elsewhere though I do not have ability to post a link.

Check "clean-rite.com"


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