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Old 03-02-2020, 04:48 PM   #1
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What do you all use for parts washer solvent? I’ve always used mineral spirits with a little automatic trans fluid. Need to change mine.
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Old 03-02-2020, 07:18 PM   #2
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You can usually get it from bulk oil/gas distributors. Sometimes they call it stoddard solvent instead of mineral spirits. Put some of those old empty VPcans to use.
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Tractor supply had some in 5 gallon pails.
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Old 03-02-2020, 07:24 PM   #4
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Tractor supply had some in 5 gallon pails.
That’s what I did
ordered it online went and picked it up in the store had to get 3-5 gallon pail’s was the cheapest I could fine
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There is an oil company next door to my shop. I think I’ll go over tomorrow and see what they have.
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The Tractor Supply solvent is really good .
it even works in my System 1 recycling parts washer .
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The oil company next to me had 5 gallon pails of mineral spirits for less than $50. Got 4 of them.
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Tractor supply had some in 5 gallon pails.
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Old 03-17-2020, 01:35 PM   #9
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Zep Dyna 143. It cleans really well, and dries instantly when blown with an air hose. No film. We used it at work before I retired. Safety Clean has one very similar to it. The 143 is the flash point, I believe. Its pricy, but I've tried others and keep coming back to it ..
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