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Old 04-05-2004, 01:00 AM
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Whats the best cleaner to use to get rid of transom soot?
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Elbow Grease and quit running Premium!! If all else fail's,, I use Acetone!!-{spell Check}
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stop running premium??
Does Premium gas actually give more Soot??

I would think it would burn cleaner

Maybe that is why mine is so dirty, because all I run is 90+
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Try Simple Green, the stuff works GREAT on transom soot!!!
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Lowest octane you can run without pinging and Simple Green. Also, assuming you have an EFI, as the season warms up a bit, your soot will decrease.
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!Black streak remover! Starbrite. Works great
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If you keep the transom waxed, it helpes too.
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Premium will make the computer / engine run rich which increase soot.

Keeping the transom waxed definitely makes clean up much easier. For the really tough soot go to West Marine and get a bottle of Black Streak Remover that Ray mentioned.
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After you remove the "soot". I highly recommend that you apply Frenzy. This will aid in removal the next time around. You will literally just have to wipe it off. I have seen this with some of my race clients.

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formula 505 from home depot, works great
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