Re: Refurbishing an engine that grew up in the north (Prospero)
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|…consider how many wheel cleaners have the same ingredients in them and how widely they are used in the automotive industry. Used correctly they can be your best pal; however if used the wrong way you are going to suffer! |
Right you are there, some of the wheel cleaners are pretty nasty stuff--but I'll bet that naval jelly has at least 2-3x or more the acid.
On a related note and more than a pet peeve, it always amazes me how easy it is to procure and use many of these materials compared to the precautions that would be taken with them in an industrial environment. I don't think that the latter is being overly cautious, it's more likely the loopholes that allow their relatively unregulated use in the consumer market where safety and disposal considerations are often overlooked--even in our litigious society. The info may or may not be on the label, but who's reading them anyhow; if people actually read the labels of the weed and bug killers that they are buying, they would be shocked.
Simple green does not have to declare its phosphoric acid content on their safety data sheets... Even Coca-Cola lists it as an ingredient.
Do know the old joke about how to remove rust from your bumper?