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Oil/Grease contamination on stainless steel mesh pre filter

So I've bought this off fleabay for a few bucks, awesome deal but its contaminated with grease. Whoever manufactured these put some type of thick grease on the O-ring fitting, I've attempted to wash it about 5 times with dish soap, most of it is gone but I can still feel and smell a light film of grease stuck to the O-ring fitting.

How should I sterilize this piece completely free from grease, boiling would not be a choice since its a rubber O-ring, dish soap does not completely remove it. Next up on my list to try is brake cleaner but this may be toxic and not sure its effects on the rubber material.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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Soak it in rubbing alcohol.


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Did you try "Dawn" dish washing liquid?
When I worked in a garage, that is all we used. It worked better that the high priced speciality hand cleaner sold to garages.
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Did you try "Dawn" dish washing liquid?
When I worked in a garage, that is all we used. It worked better that the high priced speciality hand cleaner sold to garages.
I've said for years that dish liquid (any brand) works better than GOJO


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The other trick is to run it through your dishwasher on the lower rack. It's similar to using Dawn. Much less work too.
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