Cleaning gungy Flexowriter

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Fri Nov 5 17:21:14 2004

At 11:51 AM 11/5/04 -0800, you wrote:
>On Fri, 5 Nov 2004, Chad Fernandez wrote:
>> A word of warning here.... Castrol Super Clean (the original purple
>> can degloss paint and fade some plastics. If an alternative can't be
>> I'd dilute it with water before contact with the machine.
>A good point; this stuff is HARSH. It's a degreaser, and
>contains a lot of lye, amongst other things,

  Ug. Nasty stuff. Probably about the same as oven cleaners, they're lye
based. I won't try it on a Flexowriter. They have a LOT of aluminium parts.
 For the ones that aren't aware of it, lye WILL distroy aluminium. lye +
aluminium + water = hydrogen gas + sodium aluminate.

 it eats skin
>(literally makign you bleed if you leave it on your skin). I
>didn't say, but it seems obvious, rapidly effective chemistry
>isn't selective, and cover your ass and other parts liberally
>with latex gloves (no remarks please). I use two layers with
>this stuff.

>I use "windex" type cleaners on key caps and the like, and
>Dr. Bronners liquid castille soaps and water on cabinets,
>or just hand dishwashing liquid and water.

   Windex just isn't what it used to be. It used be a great cleaner but any
more it acts like there's nothing in it but water.

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