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Old 09-18-2018, 09:51 AM
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Brake cleaner will strip paint.

You're a farm boy.... don't you guys have a power washer?? Heated is best, no need for degreasers.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:21 AM
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Pressure washer even with no chemicals would be the best way to start. No matter what if you clean it well you will lose some paint here and there. Theres bound to be some loose or already flaking paint on that tractor.
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You're a farm boy.... don't you guys have a power washer?? Heated is best, no need for degreasers.
We do, but the hoses leak badly. I think it needs a few other things, too.

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Brake cleaner will strip paint.
The original paint or aftermarket paint? If both I guess I'll just use alcohol or something along those lines.
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Pressure washer even with no chemicals would be the best way to start. No matter what if you clean it well you will lose some paint here and there. Theres bound to be some loose or already flaking paint on that tractor.
Surprisingly, even to me, the tractor has fairly little flaking paint. My guess is that the only repainted things are the frame, fenders (not fully painted), and the grille casting. The grille casting is the worst rust spot, despite being painted.
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I use a zep product . It’s a power that I put in a pump sprayer and it cleans all the grease and dirt off in one shot no scrub just apply and let it sit
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Light duty degreaser diluted down so it wont strip paint and a heated pressure washer will do wonders.. the hot water is what gets all the grease and grime residue!
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