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How do you clean your Sherline machines?

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j ferguson

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This may seem obvious, but these things aren't steel. I was there the morning in 1959 when Larry discovered that it hadn't been a good idea to soak the Porsche Carrera crankcase (yup, the one with the roller bearing crank) in the degreasing tank overnight. Not much left exceppt the studs.

I have some pretty resistant crud in places on my mill - probably combination of oil, and mist coolant, and fine swarf. Shop rag and brush didn't do the job, I'm thinking of acetone? What would you guys do?
 

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Try Oil Eater its like Formula 409 on steroids, I do not think it would bother aluminum alloys, and it is non flammable.
 

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I like mineral spirits for general cleaning.
 

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hah, mineral spirits it is. thanks guys.
 
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