Cleaning gungy Flexowriter

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Sun Nov 7 12:12:38 2004

On Sat, 6 Nov 2004, Chad Fernandez wrote:

> 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.

Oh it's harsh stuff, but that's the point, right? It eats
congealed grease, not a delicate job to begin with. Petro
solvents are the same in that, they have Side Effects.

I've gotten the stuff on my hands, and it's very nasty, I'd
never use it un-gloved! YOu can't rinse the stuff off your skin
hardly -- it grips all the oils and organics tightly. It's made
me BLEED when I got a pinholed glove, etc.

> 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.

AUtomotive chemicals are a good source for restoration; they
have a lot of the same issues we do. Don't hurt paint, plastics,
etc and there's a lot of them.
Received on Sun Nov 07 2004 - 12:12:38 GMT

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