I just uncrated a Delta table saw and was absolutely amazed by how
much slop was all over this thing.
The darn thing was dripping on one end and waxy-like solidified grease
on the other.
What a frickin' mess.
The blurb that came with it said not to use lacquer thinner to clean
it up....why not?
LOL Remember back in the 60's when they claimed you could buy a WW2 jeep
new? It was only coated in cosmoleum to preserve it. Yeah like soft tar.
Lacquer thinner will remove the paint.Lotsa rags /mineral spirits/ followed
by more rags and mineral spirits.
In the 1950s, I worked in the auto industry on imported cars from Europe.
They all came coated with that greasy stuff. It would take a pile of rags
and a gallon of mineral paint thinner called Varsol to get it off. If we
were to paint a damaged car, we would then remove all the trim because it
was all behind the trim and the solvent in the paint would cause it to leak
out ruining the paint job. After removing the trim we would rewash the car
with lacquer thinner, because we were repainting it anyway.
Probably due to it causing paint damage. You might want to try an automotive
cleaner like "PrepSol" by Dupont or "EZ Klean" by PPG that you can get from
an automotive paint supplier. I used EZ Klean on my new TS and it took it
right off. Won't harm paint unless you leave it on too long in a puddle.
I've uncrated a lot of tools over the years: those today tend to have
less cosmoline on them, but those that do have it, have it caked on.
I used kerosene first, followed with WD40, and then wax the daylights
out of the table. Boeshield does a nice job there, as does paste floor
wax, as we all know (or should) by now.
| The blurb that came with it said not to use lacquer thinner to clean
| it up....why not?
It might dissolve? ;-)
DeSoto, Iowa USA
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