Cleaning gungy Flexowriter

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Fri Nov 5 14:15:23 2004

>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Jennings <> writes:

 Tom> On Fri, 5 Nov 2004, Chad Fernandez wrote:
>> A word of warning here.... Castrol Super Clean (the original
>> purple degreaser) can degloss paint and fade some plastics. If an
>> alternative can't be found, I'd dilute it with water before
>> contact with the machine.

 Tom> A good point; this stuff is HARSH. It's a degreaser, and
 Tom> contains a lot of lye, amongst other things, it eats skin
 Tom> (literally makign you bleed if you leave it on your skin). I
 Tom> didn't say, but it seems obvious, rapidly effective chemistry
 Tom> isn't selective, and cover your ass and other parts liberally
 Tom> with latex gloves (no remarks please). I use two layers with
 Tom> this stuff.

If you meant "latex" literally, that may be problematic. Latex rubber
dissolves in lots of things. Vinyl may be better. For anything as
nasty as lye, I'd go for nothing less than sturdy neoprene gloves.

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