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Matt Harrington26/02/2019 10:58:27
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Whilst watching TV the other night I looked at an advert for Flash Ultra - general thing about a miracle cleaning product that removed baked on grease. As I am currently trying to remove 40 years of caked on oil from a Hardinge HLV-H, I sort of smiled and dismissed its miracle powers.

Fast forward to yesterday whilst in Morrisons with SWMBO. Looking in the cleaning section I saw the advertised product and thought 'what the heck, It can't be any worse than the multitude of products I have already tried' and so bought a spray pack.

Sheesh, this stuff is amazing. Spray on, leave for a few mins and with a mild scotchbrite pad, the old caked on oil just goes away. I am trusly impressed! There is a slight negative issue in the fact it does seems to take away a small amount of the paint but this is only minor - it does not strip the paint!

What was taking me hours with degreaser and a scotchbrite pad now takes me minutes. At £3 a spary pack, its worth every penny!!

Matt

(No connection with Flash or Morrisons)

Ian Parkin26/02/2019 12:47:52
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whilst i cant speak for flash ultra i can recoomend" elbow grease" which is sold in the cheaper outlets at only a £1 for a spray bottle.

i buy it in dozens when i need it spray it on brush and wipe

it also works well around the house too

Matt Harrington26/02/2019 13:09:01
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It probably has similar base ingredients - not sure.

I'll bear it in mind if I ever go through this process again!!

Matt

Howard Lewis26/02/2019 16:17:58
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being scared of rust, tend to avoid anything aqueous. But having removed the old congealed oil, it can be replaced by new clean oil.

.For swarf removal, a pastry brush, or a cheap inch paint brush is handy. Plenty of rag for wiping. have to admit to using white spirit for the gluey oil, followed by re oiling.

Howard

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