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ahmzei

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using white spirit for cleaning equipment parts
« on: November 20, 2004, 05:40:04 AM »
We have been using white spirit for cleaning equipment parts while doing maintenance. Recently it was stopped due to health problems and we are forced to use CRC instead of white spirit. The cleaning powerof CRC is much lower than white spirit.
Do you have another material that is safe to use and is powerful as well.

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Re:using white spirit for cleaning equipment parts
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2004, 11:27:52 AM »
what sort of equipment are you all cleaning? white spirit sounds like you were cleaning rubbberised surface. BTW is white spirit 97% ethanol?
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Re:using white spirit for cleaning equipment parts
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2004, 10:46:21 AM »
White spirit is used to clean metalic surfaces and not rubber linning surface.

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Re:using white spirit for cleaning equipment parts
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2004, 12:06:49 PM »
I have asked the maintenance peoples above their experience, they use the kerosene to clean metalic surfaces and the comment is quite good. Please try.

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Re:using white spirit for cleaning equipment parts
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2004, 12:28:50 PM »
You know what works really well? carburator cleaner, or throttle body cleaner. Easy to get automotive cleaner. When nobody is looking, I use it on my dirty as sin M16. Those rifles get NASTY after a full day of firing, you'd be surprised how easy it is to remove caked on carbon with this stuff!

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Re:using white spirit for cleaning equipment parts
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2004, 12:59:36 PM »
LOL. I use that for M16 too
"Say you're in a [chemical] plant and there's a snake on the floor. What are you going to do? Call a consultant? Get a meeting together to talk about which color is the snake? Employees should do one thing: walk over there and you step on the friggin� snake." - Jean-Pierre Garnier, CEO of Glaxosmithkline, June 2006

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