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BENZ TRAINZ 09-26-2019 11:13 PM

ZEP / instant way to clean your track / this WORKS
 
ZEP is a pre moistened rough paper towel soaked in glycol ether, it is an industrial degreaser that is NOT WATER BASED, it will not induce rust. made specifically for engines, tools, etc. removes oil, grease and adhesives. makes an instant and REALLY effective track cleaner.




Glycol ethers are a group of solvents based on alkyl ethers of ethylene glycol or propylene glycol commonly used in paints and cleaners. These solvents typically have a higher boiling point, together with the favorable solvent properties of lower-molecular weight ethers and alcohols. The word "Cellosolve" was registered in 1924 as a United States trademark by Carbide & Carbon Chemicals Corp. (later named Union Carbide Corp.) for "Solvents for Gums, Resins, Cellulose Esters, and the Like",; the first one was ethyl cellosolve (ethylene glycol monoethyl ether), with the name now generic for glycol ethers.

seayakbill 09-27-2019 05:24 AM

Interesting, will need to test it out.

Bill

Spence 09-27-2019 09:30 AM

I use denatured alcohol but certainly would be willing to try this.

Patrick1544 09-27-2019 09:16 PM

Where do you get this Zep?

BENZ TRAINZ 09-27-2019 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Patrick1544 (Post 2455080)
Where do you get this Zep?

i found this at menards...

Millstonemike 09-27-2019 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BENZ TRAINZ (Post 2455084)
i found this at menards...

Ben, here's my problem ...

I googled ZEP and clicked the Home Depot page listing ZEP products - dozens. From wood floor cleaners to NASA scrubbers :)

What is the specific ZEP product you're using?

BENZ TRAINZ 09-27-2019 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Millstonemike (Post 2455086)
Ben, here's my problem ...

I googled ZEP and clicked the Home Depot page listing ZEP products - dozens. From wood floor cleaners to NASA scrubbers :)

What is the specific ZEP product you're using?

industrial purple degreasing wipes...

highvoltage 09-28-2019 09:24 AM

I went online at Home Depot and Lowes, they don't carry them. However, I did find them at Menards as Benz mentioned:

https://www.menards.com/main/grocery...2007745308.htm

gunrunnerjohn 09-28-2019 10:00 AM

I'd like to see the MSDS for these before I used them. Ask Lee Willis about using unknown cleaners on your track. :)

Big Ed 09-28-2019 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gunrunnerjohn (Post 2455162)
I'd like to see the MSDS for these before I used them. Ask Lee Willis about using unknown cleaners on your track. :)

We have a bunch of different Glycol ether tanks in our yard.

MSDS, Now this is for concentrate, industrial purple degreasing liquid.

https://www.cleanandpolish.com/files...easer_MSDS.pdf


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