DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Lye eats paint, and is pretty hazardous, so be careful if you go that way. Strong ammonia should only be used outside.
PB Blaster is OK, but there are several better choices: Kroil and acetone/ATF are two that come to mind.
My experience with dilute OA is that it is corrosive to aluminum, but is not going to dissolve it.
+1 Lye + eyes = blindness.
Last edited by wrk101; 05-02-12 at 02:12 PM.