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6/4/02 4:21pm - Original Message: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
Fast Eighty
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ORLANDO, FL - USA

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1980 L82 Midnight Blue

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I thought I saw an earlier post where some members said that simple green was good for cleaning engines. Has anyone used greased lightning? I am having a hard time finding someone who carries simple green down here, but i see greased lightning all over the place. Any suggestions?
Thanks!!

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6/5/02 1:18am - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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EASTON, PA - USA

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1982 Collectors Edition Corvette

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I never heard of greased lightening. Simple Greenn works wonders. Know anyone who belongs to BJ's or Sam's Club? They have that stuff by the gallon. That's where I got mine
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6/5/02 11:50am - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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Pennsville, NJ - USA

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1977 EX-L48

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I haven't heard of Greased Lightning either. If you can't find Simple Green than you should give it a try and tell us how it works. I got my Simple Green from Walmart. It was with all the auto cleaning stuff.

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6/6/02 2:13pm - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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ORLANDO, FL - USA

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1980 L82 Midnight Blue

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Thanks for the replys guys.
Hey Chris...funny you should mention BJ's or Sam's....thats where I was looking for simple green, and I didn't see any but thats where I saw that Greased Lightning stuff. I think I will try that and let you guys know how it works! |biggrin|

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6/7/02 5:11pm - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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DOWNINGTOWN, PA - USA

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1969 Monza Red Black Conv / Black Vinal hardtop 454/480 Tremec 5 Speed 308 Posi.Black Leather Interior, PS, PW, Air cond., tilt/tele,AM/FM Cass.-5 Pack CD, Hurst Shifter, side pipes 2004 Yellow convertible with black top and black interior

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The guys on the weekly car shows always seem to be pushing Greesed Lightning. Especially Sam Mamolla on "Two Guys Garage". He even has his own commercial for it. In the commercial, all his bottles and containers of G.L. are always empty....is that a good sign or a bad thing? |headscratch|
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6/7/02 7:46pm - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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1982 Collectors Edition Corvette

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Yea but on a counter note glenn, have you ever seen them work on a dirty undercarriage or engine bay? I haven't. Kinda make me suspicious. Besides if he is promoting it through his own commercials, wouldn't it pay to always make them look empty during the show? |headscratch|
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6/10/02 10:24am - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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DOWNINGTOWN, PA - USA

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1969 Monza Red Black Conv / Black Vinal hardtop 454/480 Tremec 5 Speed 308 Posi.Black Leather Interior, PS, PW, Air cond., tilt/tele,AM/FM Cass.-5 Pack CD, Hurst Shifter, side pipes 2004 Yellow convertible with black top and black interior

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|haha| Actually you never see them do ANYTHING on those shows. I bet they have about 4 or 5 certified mechanics who do all the work for them and they just put a little grease on their hands during the commercials ( which by the way seem to be growing in length ). They may not even use certified mechanics, they may grab a bunch of those kids from the technical schools they do commercials for and have them do the work for free ( actually they probably give the commercial time in exchange for the labor and parts ) .

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6/11/02 3:33am - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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moro, IL - USA

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1979 Black coupe. 11256 original, documented, miles on it when I bought it in April of 2000. It now has 13100 on it. Oyster interior, like new. Everything original, everything works, except the clock. Paint has a couple of minor flaws.

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|QUOTE|smccall80 said: I thought I saw an earlier post where some members said that simple green was good for cleaning engines. Has anyone used greased lightning? I am having a hard time finding someone who carries simple green down here, but i see greased lightning all over the place. Any suggestions?
Thanks!!|/QUOTE|

I've never heard of greased lightening, but we have simple green all over the place around here (St Louis Area). I haven't used either one though. However I have found a cleaning product in Dollar general stores called Mean Green, and I think it is real good at cutting oil and grease. reasonable too.
I'm not saying it is the best, but I like it. |wink|

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6/11/02 3:35am - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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moro, IL - USA

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1979 Black coupe. 11256 original, documented, miles on it when I bought it in April of 2000. It now has 13100 on it. Oyster interior, like new. Everything original, everything works, except the clock. Paint has a couple of minor flaws.

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I have also used Gunk. It works good, but I think it removes paint, too.

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6/11/02 1:45pm - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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Pennsville, NJ - USA

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1977 EX-L48

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I just saw Greased Lightning at Advance Auto parts the other day. I'm about out of Simple Green so I'm thinking about trying it. But Simple Green has always worked for me, so I don't know if I want switch to something else all of a sudden.

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6/11/02 8:47pm - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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Eastern part of, CT - USA

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White 73 convertible - 350/auto, A/C PS, PB, PW, leather, t/t, two tops Also had a 69 t-top 20 years ago

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I work at an industrial facility and Simple Green gives out samples since we buy so much. They have a clear version (crystal) that is even better than the green stuff. BTW, the green stuff is certified by the gov't for removing oil and grease residues from Oxygen piping and valves. Joe
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6/12/02 10:20am - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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DOWNINGTOWN, PA - USA

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1969 Monza Red Black Conv / Black Vinal hardtop 454/480 Tremec 5 Speed 308 Posi.Black Leather Interior, PS, PW, Air cond., tilt/tele,AM/FM Cass.-5 Pack CD, Hurst Shifter, side pipes 2004 Yellow convertible with black top and black interior

Joined: 11/24/2001
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Having worked for the Government for over 29 years I can tell ya that if they actually certify something to take of grease, oil or grime, they don't play around, it will work. First question I would ask is, does it remove the grease by removing the top layer of metal the grease is on? That kinda falls under the $600.00 Government toilet seat that was in the newspapers years ago. |smile|
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6/13/02 1:03am - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
joe73vette
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Eastern part of, CT - USA

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White 73 convertible - 350/auto, A/C PS, PB, PW, leather, t/t, two tops Also had a 69 t-top 20 years ago

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Good one glenns, it is a great cleaner that doesn't leave any residue when rinsed. I'm hooked on it. Joe
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6/13/02 9:03pm - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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Wayne, NJ - USA

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White 1975 L48 Stingray 129,000 Miles, daily driver.

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I just bought some Simple Green on the advice of a local Ford guy(he seemed nice enough) and you guys seem to think its good stuff so that's good....My battery bucket(behind the seat in my 75) has a lot of blackish greasy gunk in and around it and a gaping hole off to the center of the car(i thought it was something small when they failed me for it....but when I pulled the battery out....wow...) anyway...it was suggested that the hole was caused by a leaking battery(its not original so maybe that is why it was replaced)...anyway will Simple Green clean up the acid so I can use a fiberglass patch kit to fix this problem or am i really |cussing| ??


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6/14/02 10:50am - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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Pennsville, NJ - USA

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Hmmm... I've never tried it on battery acid. I have used it on some pretty tough things and got good results, but you may need something else. Give it a try, it won't hurt. Just be careful with the acid.

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383 Stroker, Holley MPFI, MSD Ignition, BTO 700R4, VBP Street/Slalom, Hooker Sidepipes with JCL Spiral Baffles, Corbeau A4s w/ Shark Bar and Simpson 5-Points, 17" AR TTII's, Kumho MX's

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6/14/02 11:12pm - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
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Eastern part of, CT - USA

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White 73 convertible - 350/auto, A/C PS, PB, PW, leather, t/t, two tops Also had a 69 t-top 20 years ago

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Since you have a hole at the bottom of your battery box, use warm soapy water and rince well. Then rince with a little baking soda and water mix to neutralize the acid. Then use the simple green or laquer thinner to remove any grease residue. Then you can repair the battery box. Joe
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6/22/02 3:41am - Reply: 'Simple Green versus Greased Lightning'
Juliet
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Annapolis, MD - USA

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65 Color TBD Coupe HotRod 70 Bridgethampton Blue Convertible - NCRS / Stock 87 Yellow Convertible Stock

Joined: 11/7/2001
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I buy simple green by the gallon at Home Depot. I use it by the gallon too. |biggrin| I spray it full strength, let it sit a minute and then wipe off a layer of crud with paper towels. For tough spots I might spray and scrub with a tooth brush or larger stiff bristled brush. ~Juliet

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