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Parts washer

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55conv, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. 55conv
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 4

    from MI

    I've always used mineral spirits in my parts washer. Getting pretty grungy and needs a change. But its getting pretty expensive around here,around 10 to as much 15 bucks a gallon. Anybody got alternatives that might work as good in a parts washer? Thanks
  2. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,727

    from Calgary

    I use Varsol, but it isn't cheap (in Canada anyway).
  3. rottenleonard
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,975


    We just use stove oil(kerosene)
  4. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    if its getting grungy filter it , we ran filters on the one at the shop and it stayed clean for years and we only had to top off what evaporated . we used a hydraulic filter as it will pull the most crud out and also will hold a high pressure . finding a pump that can push the stuff thru is another story . but they also sell a filter sock that your regular pump can push thru and it works well also .

  5. burnout2614
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 612


    I use plain mineral spirits. peace
  6. 53 sparky
    Joined: Feb 22, 2013
    Posts: 131

    53 sparky

    We used to use straight Diesel. When I got my own parts cleaner, that's what I put in it. Works great.

    55Conv - It's going to take you a while to get past being a FNG if you joined in March 2008 and you still only have 2 posts. Just sayin. :)

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