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Chemicals that can dissolve or react with carbon particles and alloys like steel

by shivakumar06
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shivakumar06
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Nov9-12, 01:07 PM
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is there any acid or base or any other chemical which can dissolve carbon particles or tar but will not effect alloys like steel.
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aroc91
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Nov9-12, 07:17 PM
P: 161
Non-poler, hydrocarbon solvents will dissolve tar or other hydrocarbons.
shivakumar06
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Nov9-12, 07:52 PM
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which non polar hydrocarbon suits best for removing dirt containing carbon and petrol with speed ease and efficiency? this is just to remove dirt produced in spark plug of engine after driving for many hours.

aroc91
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Nov10-12, 01:45 PM
P: 161
Chemicals that can dissolve or react with carbon particles and alloys like steel

Anything like WD-40, brake cleaner, engine degreaser, etc. They're mainly composed of various petroleum products and other solvents like naphtha.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoddard_solvent
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_oil


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