wpro cleaner, good stuff!

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  1. BigStevie

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    Hi Folks,

    I recently bought some of this wpro 'oven and grill cleaner' to revive my old kitchen cooker.

    I tried it on a plated table lamp gallery that was black with use and it worked a treat. I gave it a spray and left it for five minutes (for cleaning cookers they say leave for two hours) and it took all the grot off with one application.
    I haven't tried it yet on other parts, though I suspect it will work just as well.

    Stevie
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  2. WimVe

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    Most of the time they contains some kind of acid which you should neutralise after use.
    Emaille or stainless ovens are of a different kind.
     
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    Using some chemicals in brass and leaving it on too long can make the brass go pink and I think brittle as well.
    I do use BBQ and oven cleaners but I get it off as soon as I can and wash it thoroughly afterwards.

    @BigStevie I would be interested in seeing a test bit of brass after your cleaner has been on it for an hour.
    Would be good to know.
     
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    I've not tried it myself but there is a rather large following recommending Harpic Power Plus bleach gel...just do a YouTube search on 'harpic exhaust cleaning' the video's are pretty amazing for steel and stainless steel so I don"t see why it wouldn't work for other metals. And it's cheap!!
     
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    I'll try some of the wpro on a scrap piece of brass and report the outcome.

    Stevie
     
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    If I'm not wrong, that's a product from Whirlpool. I've seen somewhere stating that it contains some potassium hydroxide, some ethoxylated alcohol stuffs with some non-ionic surfactants and perfumed as well. In that case, its alkaline.
    It'll definitely work well on greasy grimes. I don't think it'll be so for metal oxidations, except those on aluminium or zinc-based items.
    I won't leave that on painted surfaces.
     
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    Update. You're right MYN, has removed grime and built up deposits. hasn't really touched the oxidation on the brass.
    In conclusion, a great product for removing built up grime and as I stated earlier, worked wonders on the plated parts I treated.

    Stevie
     
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    Hello Steve, thanks for the tip!:thumbup:
     
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    Haven’t come across this product in Australia, I wonder if it has a different product name here, or even a similar product.
    Does anyone know?
     
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    Thanks for the tip @BigStevie
    Tried it on a couple of my very filthy old Optimus 300 lamps. The burnt on black grime came away and left the clean nickel plate underneath.
    Will have to do a before and after photo comparison next time.
     
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    Hi Mark, glad you had a result, seems to work best on plated items...

    Stevie
     
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    I got my 'wpro' today. It will be interesting to see how it performs.
     

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