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Soot Patrol

Bob Harper_2
Bob Harper_2 Member Posts: 54
call the sweeps and ask them to clean it up.


  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479

    has gotten soot smudges all over my new Buderus boiler install. My baby blue boiler is now black and blue. :( I have called CSI in and will hold an execution at Dawn when the perpetrator is found, (I suspect the chimney liner installers) but in the meantime, what is the best cleaner for this oil based soot. I tried my hand cleaner towelettes and then some formula 409 but both of them just spread it around and made it look worse. What will clean this stuff up? WW

  • william_5
    william_5 Member Posts: 62

    oh know its no longer a virgin. The good news is, may that be the only place you find soot for years to come.the best thing i found was at a cleaning supply house its what the cleaning co. use they are pree treated wips
  • Unknown
    \"Sickem WW\"

    Don`t know much about soot removal stuff,,but be careful mixing household cleaners, I did that once and the vapors that erupted almost landed me in the hospital!

  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997

    You actually answered your own question..well in a way..Try some Dawn dish soap in a spray bottle..It really does break up grease...:)
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    CURSE those devils!!!

    Get yourself a bottle of Simple Green and a roll of paper towels! One wipe to a towel...cause going the other way just spreads it around.

    When finished, feel free to employ an old trick I learned from Bill Nye...Not the Science Guy....TURTLE WAX!!! Not that sissy spray and wax stuff...but true in the cardboard can Turtle WAX!Applied with the "in the cover" Dabber, slightly moistened and finish with a fine COTTON cloth when flaky and completely dry.

    For the real rough spots...don't forget you Dupont #7 rubbing compound before the waxing.

    Good luck Wayne! (You'll never live that one down Bill!) Chris
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,111
    Sorry Wayne

    sorry to see you buderus got dirty but the best cleaner i have found for what ever stain espically soot and steam boiler mud sludge is hands down spray 9 the stuff works great and will get the floor and boiler jacket back to it's beautiful buderus blue peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • Al Corelli_2
    Al Corelli_2 Member Posts: 395
    Clammy has it right

    Spray9 or Zep purple stuff.
    The purple stuff is similar to Castrol Super Clean.

    All very good at soot cleaning.

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