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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:30 am 
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I've been trying to clean my rocker cover with that spray on degreaser stuff where you spray on, let it soak and then hose it off but it does practically nothing. Any tips on how to clean the rocker cover?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:32 am 
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wipe it with a cloth thats what i had to do when it was thick let it soak about 5 min then wipe off then hose down

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:40 am 
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yeh, i did that but had no effect. :(

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:41 am 
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ummmm a hard brush maybe or really high pressure hose

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:11 am 
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hard plastic bristle brush.

spray degreaser
brush it in good
more degreaser
wait
hose down
repeat if necessary

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:56 am 
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yeh, i did that too, used the hard plastic bristle brush on it with degreaser waited, repeated, still looks like crap, the cover is so old, its probably been permanantely stained with oil.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:08 pm 
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jkust buy a new one from a wrecker.
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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:11 pm 
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close the bonnet and you cant see it. hahahaha, nah seriously maybe a better one from the wreckers as stated above or some wax & grease remover may lift a bit of it. How good is the Degreaser your using. Some of the dearer stuff is crap, buy the el-chepo stuff and its normally pretty good.
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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:22 pm 
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yeh, degreaser is pretty cheap, probably better off using coke to remove the stuff. :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:26 pm 
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pull it off sand it down paint it and then once a week wipe it clean

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:00 pm 
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Remove it, take it to a metal polisher (Around $60). Then the upkeep is a pain but looks good IMO.
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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:25 pm 
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......cant u just burn the s**t out of it? it is oil after all. and if anything goes wrong just buy a new one.

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:03 pm 
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try a different brand of degreaser i find the ones that actually market themselves as engine degreasers work best. found this oone citrius one, think brand was Pyrol or somethiing blackish can with a green engine on it it went rreally fomy and smelt alsome citrus! also Black magic do an engine cleaner, but it's $40.00 for the can - wonder how that works!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:12 pm 
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Ok, I found this thing in the house called miracle cleaner. Its a cloth with chemicals impregnated into it and is used for polishing jewelries. Its very old, ie: is literally from he 60's. and I tried it and it works great, the cloth is fully black by now but it still keeps polishing as it says on the bag. Anyway, upon closer inspection, I noticed there are a few cracks around the cover so I'll probably have to go to the wreckers and grab a new 1. Does anyone know if any of the other e-series rocker covers will fit over the 3.9 ea?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:19 pm 
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yeah EL /EF

 

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