Quoted from High_End_Pins:
I actually do not use Simple Green personally because I think it has some corrosive properties.
Orange based cleaners are my preference because they do not.
No long term concerns as long as you do a thorough job of rinsing and blowing all the connectors dry soon after the soak.
That gap between the soak,rinse and dry if too long is where you could risk contamination.
Oops about Simple Green - missed you mentioned it was orange based. Wouldn't have thought about the difference tho - good comment.
I actually looked up Simple Green and it is indeed corrosive and they mentioned guidelines on proper usage (mostly cleaning time and rinsing). Orange cleaners, if they use the proper ingredients, are not corrosive. From one random seller's (EcoLink- Vortex) web site "This blend of natural ingredients is a 100% organic formulation representing a completely new approach in one step degreasing. It is non-corrosive and contains no petroleum distillates, halogenated solvents or alkalis." But it also sounds like some citrus based cleaners, if they go the cheap route, might still be corrosive. Depends on what part of the orange or additives they use. Of course I should add - I don't work for or sell Vortex. Just interesting reading!
Excellent answers. May have to rethink my laborious wire cleaning strategy and look closer at my cleaners!
Another seller even mentions 'non corrosive" on the label. Hmmm.Capture (resized).PNG