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bluebarry1964b

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Posted: 03/08/12 11:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, spring has arrived and with it spring cleaning.
I'm looking for something to degrease the coils on my rooftop A/C's. One person mentioned some time ago on a similar topic that he didn't want to use something that might damage the paint as it ran down the side of the RV. I bought some Simply Green (it's in the basement; I think that's what it's called) but am hesitant to use it on the coils because I'm not sure what it will do to the RV's paint.
Anyone know if it will hurt the paint, or if there's any other product out there that works better and would be safe on the paint?

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Some ACE hardware's carry a spray bottle of cleaner that is specifically for this purpose. I've used it and it does a great job.
Simple Green does a fair job too but not as well as this stuff:



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Simple Green or Awesome both work real good and will not harm the painted surfaces. Most coil cleaning products have an acid or alkalized base which is not good for painted areas.





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Simple Green is safe to use and won't hurt your paint. I cut it down when washing the coach except the roof! I use full strength on the roof and where there Is a place with lots of grease. Another very strong degreaser is Dawn in the blue bottle. It won't hurt your paint and like Simple Green it's safe for the enviroment. I also use Dawn when I'm done camping! I drain the black tank. Then fill the black tank up with 1/3 water, then 1/4 cup Dawn and, let it slosh and clean all the way home.

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Another vote for Simple Green. The only caution is that at full strength it will remove wax.

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Not sure if it is a grease cutter but I read somewhere about a spray can foam coil cleaner. I went to Lowe's and bought 2 cans and used it on my 2 a/c units. Since I had drain lines in my coil pans I didn't have to worry about the paint. The stuff sure worked good. You might want to check it out at Lowe's.
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Degrease? how are your coils becoming greasy?


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sc3283 wrote:

Degrease? how are your coils becoming greasy?


I'm curious too. Mine have never had grease, oil, etc on them.

Can you actually see anything like that on them?

I'd be more concerned about fixing the problem than cleaning it.


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ArchHoagland wrote:

sc3283 wrote:

Degrease? how are your coils becoming greasy?


I'm curious too. Mine have never had grease, oil, etc on them.

Can you actually see anything like that on them?

I'd be more concerned about fixing the problem than cleaning it.


Ok..poor choice of words on my part, I'll admit. What I meant by "greasy" is just the normal stuff that you get on your coils over time; dirt mixed with air pollutants, water, soot, etc, that ends up forming a film on the coils and that doesn't just wash off with water. Nothing more than that...nothing malfunctioning with the A/C or anything like that.

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Posted: 03/10/12 05:58am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been meaning to do mine for awhile now, and have bookmarked this page.

Appears that PH nuetral is what you really should shoot for. I like the post about ACE having a special solution. It's easy to have ACE order it for you.

BTW, if you're near a high salt environment (like me) then also put some grease on the shaft that runs the fan to stop the rust. This is the fail point on most AC's by the gulf. Once the shaft rusts out you need a whole new motor assuming you can find one.

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