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Got my new Delta delivered and need to clean the gunk off the tables. Delta says use kerosene and specifically says not to use gasoline or acetone. Finding kerosene is a pain in the butt. Any ideas?
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Paint thinner is very close to being kerosene and it is not as stinky! It will work just fine. Dave
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Kerosene is probably recommended as being available and inexpensive. Mineral Spirits works as well. The recommendation to NOT use gasoline or acetone is due to flammability.
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Thought the admonition against acetone would be due to damage to painted surfaces? Definitely agree that the gasoline would be flammability concerns.

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I like VM&P Naptha.
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Talk about a fire hazard!! I use that for lighter fluid. Does cut the crap of a new tool real well though

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On Sat, 01 Apr 2006 14:31:07 GMT, Cap'n 321

Use an entire roll of paper towels to wipe off as much as possible. Kerosene is not that difficult to find. It is sold at most large gas stations and Walmart. I'd check the hunting/fishing/camping supplies area. You don't need a lot of kerosene, and it has a lot of uses including removing light rust and preventing it, plus it is relatively non-toxic! Yeah, it does stink, but it's not too bad if open a window.
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The Cap'n 321 entity posted thusly:

If you can't find it at WalMart or a large gas station or camping supplies place, WD-40, though somewhat expensive, is basically scented kerosene.
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Some auto supply stores carry WD-40 in bulk 1 gallon cans and relatively inexpensive compared to the aerosols. The last place I saw this was at Pep Boys several years ago; haven't looked since.
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Not even close. Stoddard solvent. Kerosene is a bunch heavier. Mineral spirits a close match.
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The George entity posted thusly:

Since WD40 ingredients are proprietary, and since Stoddard solvent is, like kerosene and Varsol, an aliphatic petroleum distillate, I would say that the point is pretty much moot. WD40 pours like kerosene, burns like kerosene, and in all ways except smell, acts like kerosene, I would consider it to be, most likely, a duck.
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No, it isn't. Not a bit of kerosene in it. Works for the intended pupose though.

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Hey, I just got a new Delta on Wednesday! I cleaned as much as I could with paper towels, and they got the rest off with 409. I bet mineral spirits works better, but 409 smells better.
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Cap'n 321 wrote:

Good grief! Diesel fuel is essentially the same thing. How about fuel for wick type lamps, also many hardware and other places sell kerosene heaters so they also sell kerosene, also Lowes and Home Depot. Why not use WD 40.
They probably don't want you to clean it with gasoline or acetone because it might rust almost immediately.
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Cap'n 321 wrote:

Lighter fluid.
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long way. And, no, I didn't think it would work either. Trip down to your local bike shop and have a word. Trust me.
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Great idea! Water and cast iron should be friends....
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We have a new invention over here called towels. That and a little old fashioned common sense restraint should see you allright.
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You forgot to say "April Fools"
Putting water into the equation doesn't make any sense to me. I use mineral spirits and WD-40 from a refillable spray bottle.
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