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I need to de-grease it before shipping it to PYI. Anyone have a recommendation for how I can do that?
A bunch of paper towels.
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WD-40 works well to get off the grease and then wash with Dawn dish detergent to remove the WD. Also, most boat yards have a parts cleaning station for degreasing parts.

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Re: Propeller pitting

It's hard to wipe all the gears, etc. I will still be full of grease. I like this stuff. I buy it by the gallon and use if for everything from degreasing to laundry. It is exactly what I used, when I sent in my prop. Biodegradable and non-toxic.

https://www.amazon.com/Oil-Eater-Cle.../dp/B000EALHH6

Get a cheap parts cleaning brush too.


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Re: Propeller pitting

Brake cleaner works well on greasy parts if you don't have access to a parts washer...

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After consultation with the folks at PYI, looks like I am going to send the propeller in to be reconditioned. I found a handy video on disassembling a three-blade Classic. I need to de-grease it before shipping it to PYI. Anyone have a recommendation for how I can do that? I know industrial de-greasers are extremely toxic and nasty to work with, but I'm curious what my fellow sailors use on their boats.
You could get a disposable chip brush and some gasoline. Swab the disassembled parts with the gasoline after wiping the bulk grease with paper towels. Contain the gasoline in an empty tin can and dispose of it properly.

Otherwise you might take it to a local garage and let them degrease it.
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Re: Propeller pitting

Brakleen is non flammable in the red can, non flammable is good.
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