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post #1 of Old 08-30-2006, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hydroxide ?

A while back some one post in a thread, that Ace hardware had a product contaning Hydroxide that was better than most locally obtainable products. I have tryed the "Search" with no luck. Does eneyone Know tthe name of the product? the people at my nearest Ace I belive just transferred from Micky D's. McAce hardware?? guess I should have ask for the special sauce.
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post #2 of Old 08-30-2006, 01:03 PM
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hydroxide is actually just one ion of numberous different chemical mixtures such as Sodium hydroxide, Iron hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, aluminium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide, etc........

Sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxides both form different forms of lye. Is that what you were being told to look for?
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Sorry I was not clearer. I think it was Sodium Hydroxide, it's was stated in the post they it was used to remove Oil,Gas and other auto liquieds from driveways and drivethrus with cold water. I don't have heat. thanks
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post #4 of Old 08-30-2006, 02:11 PM
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Ahhhh, then you are looking for lye (by its laymans name) it is much easier to find by that name
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Thanks T. for the reply and info. !!!
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Potassium Hydroxide may work better since you don't have Heat. Potassium tends to give off more heat than sodium Hydroxide. Also it will all depend on what oil you wish to remove. Then you will also want a hydroxide with other ingredients. Butyl and metallisicate are among the few. My spelling is off so forgive me today.

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Thanks Dave! The Potassium Hydroxide sounds like the trick. you spoke of Butyl and metallisicate, when would these be applicable?

Speaking of spelling. I'm off everyday.
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I use a butyl degreaser with sodium metasilicate. The trick to oil with cold water is dwell time. I add some potassium or sodium hydroxide on bad spots
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Dan...... on the dwell time, 15 to 20 min. or more? thanks
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Yeah. Keep it wet. I usually treat the grease spots, start cleaning elsewhere then hit the grease after dwell.
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Thanks Dan!
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They Are Correct W/o Hot H2o Potassium Hydroxide Will Work Best
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