Cleaning gungy Flexowriter

From: Chad Fernandez <>
Date: Sat Nov 6 00:21:22 2004

Tom Jennings wrote:
> A good point; this stuff is HARSH. It's a degreaser, and
> contains a lot of lye, amongst other things, it eats skin
> (literally makign you bleed if you leave it on your skin).

Are you sure about the lye? I've used lye before, and didn't think that
it was like Castol Super Clean at all. I suppose the other ingredients
and fragrances may be the differences, though.

I used to use Castrol SC with my bare hands. I stopped, though. I
figured it probably wasn't good in the long term, and I got tired of my
hands drying out so bad.

Someone else mentioned what it can do to aluminum..... I'd forgotten
about that. It's actually been quite some time since I've used the stuff.

> Rarely do I need to use petroleum solvents. I'm not totally
> opposed to them, I keep mineral spirits and even a pint of
> lacquer thinner around, but that stuff does stink up the world,
> costs a lot more, is flammable, etc. My wild days of MEK plus
> toluol in an ultrasonic tank without gloves are looong gone
> behind me. I hope.

I like to keep 3M's adhesive remover around. I buy it at the local body
shop supply store. I don't think I've ever had it harm the surface that
I was working with.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA
Received on Sat Nov 06 2004 - 00:21:22 GMT

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