Cleaning problem-suggestions?

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  1. Jeff Kleist

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    I was kinda getting oil ready to fry something, and it kinda caught fire. I also kinda forget that oil and water don't mix
    The upshot is that I have an amazing black mark on the wallpaper and ceiling of the kitchen from the gigantic resulting fireball. It was vegetable oil that generated this fireball, so the soot is pretty greasy. I'm managed to get some off, but I'm worried we'll have to repaint/paper.
    Please help get me out of trouble [​IMG]
    The fireball was REALLY cool in retrospect [​IMG]
    Jeff Kleist
     
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    Try Oxi-Clean (sp?).
    He he he...I bet it was pretty cool. I did that once and caught my vent-a-hood on fire. [​IMG] Since it was stainless steel, it cleaned up well with Easy-Off oven cleaner.
    Best of luck! [​IMG]
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    My mom did the same grease/water flame-up up several years ago. We were able to clean most of the greasy soot with a nylon bristle scrub brush and some Dawn dishwashing soap in hot water. Gotta use Dawn. It really does break down greases. Hell, they even used it to clean the birds after the Alaskan oil spill. [​IMG]
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    I have good luck with 409 in these situations.
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  5. Jeff Kleist

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    I'll give those a shot. Thanks! Any more suggestions, please keep 'em coming [​IMG]
     
  6. DaveSarcevic

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    An excellent degreaser that I use when I detail cars is something similar to a product called Purple Stuff, which you can pick up at any auto part store. Purple Stuff is more than adequate for your purpose. I use it to clean motors and it does and excellent job.
     
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    [Beavis] Fire fire fire ooohh yeaaaa[/beavis]
    You might try "Simple Green" or "409" those are probably the best you can get without removing paint like a good acetone or Lacquer thinner.
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    Don't forget to pick up a PKP fire extinguisher while you're out getting the cleaner. [​IMG]
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