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Homemade hot tank solution??

Postby Grits & Gravy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:52 pm

A friend of mine made himself a really nice homemeade hot tank too clean cylinder heads, it's basically just a heated vat for immersion and has some sort of agitation setup that is intended for a chrome tank.

He wants too know what soution would be best for cleaning iron and aluminum heads, or two different solutions for iron or aluminum??

He's not worried about making it clean fast, just that it cleans well.

Any help appreciated.
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Re: Homemade hot tank solution??

Postby ProPower engines » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:58 pm

Depending on the temp of the tank the chemicals used in spray wash er would do a good job.
I run my tanks at 190deg and both clean well but use different stuff in each.
You could use a mild Oakite solution but it may discolour aluminum if left a long time.
Saftey Clean has a liquid soap for spray washers that does a good job as well.
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Re: Homemade hot tank solution??

Postby Keith Morganstein » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:05 pm

Grits & Gravy wrote:A friend of mine made himself a really nice homemeade hot tank too clean cylinder heads, it's basically just a heated vat for immersion and has some sort of agitation setup that is intended for a chrome tank.

He wants too know what soution would be best for cleaning iron and aluminum heads, or two different solutions for iron or aluminum??

He's not worried about making it clean fast, just that it cleans well.

Any help appreciated.



Just get the real stuff. Available online from silver seal. (and others)

Order online or I can order it for you (WD).

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50 Lb. Pail of Hurricane Blue for use with Hot Tank Cleaners. For all metals, 100-160 degree F. temperature range, mix varies, start with 4 lbs. per 10 gallons of water.A specially formulated biodegradable detergent cleaner that dissolves grease, dirt, oil, and most paints. Unlike "Cold" type solvent cleaners, which becomes contaminated, Hurricane Blue removes dirt and oil by settling to the bottom of the tank which keeps the solution clean! With normal use, it's non-harmful to hands, non-haz... $96.50
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Re: Homemade hot tank solution??

Postby Tod74 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:24 pm

I put some pistons that had been in a garage flood in the hot tank we have at work...it is 144 deg and the soap /water solution from our power spray booth...don't know what it is but it is green and I think it has a rust inhibitor...It cleaned well but left litle black spots all over the pistons...not sure what that was,.
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Re: Homemade hot tank solution??

Postby LJW » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:17 pm

What is the best hot tank concoction for removing carbon deposits? I'd like to make a homemade hot tank for cleaning the inside of 2-Stroke expansion chamber exhaust pipes.

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