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ccode67
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From: douglasville,ga,usa
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posted 08-27-2001 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just bought a parts washer from the auto parts store, it works great, 8 gallons of mineral spirits, it has a pump and you can use it like a soaking sink also, $69 for the unit but $25 for the mineral spirits.

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Stewart
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From: Monterey, CA Mustangsandmore Member #437
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posted 08-27-2001 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice! I wouldn't mind having one of those. Especially after trying to wash my bellhousing and other assorted nuts, bolts, and small parts and covers.

Is the mineral spirits the best agent available? Or is there a different solvent that can be used?

Stewart

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ccode67
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posted 08-28-2001 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After talking to several people that have tanks at their shops, transmission, body ,and mechanic shops,they were all using straight mineral spirits from the hardware store.
I'm not sure if Safety Clean will sell their solvent but it is easier on the hands, my brother uses theirs in his print shop only because OSHA checks his shop pretty often, he has to pay a monthly fee and they come and swap out the tanks every 4 months.

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 09-05-2001 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Zep has some good chems and tanks too. I had a small one and used sodard solvent in it.

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mellowyellow
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posted 09-05-2001 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whoa!! Run, doon't walk, to Home Depot and buy your mineral spirits for less than 2 bucks per gal!!

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ccode67
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posted 09-10-2001 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish I had thought of ZEP when I was ready to get the solvent, they have a major distribution center about ten miles from home and I could have stopped by on my way home from work, it will be several years before I have to change to some clean solvent, I'll just file that away till then.

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