Most of it washed off with water and scrubbing, but there's still a
red stain all over inside that wouldn't come off with gunk or lacquer
thinner. This is definitely not rust.
Is there anything in make-up that can harm concrete?
No, I wasn't making out with the mixer. This thing came from a
cosmetics factory and then sat unused in a warehouse for several
That's right, ladies - your make-up is made in concrete mixers!
The alternate is a Hobart (restaurant duty mixer), and those
things are _expensive_.
[High power model rocket motor and fireworks manufacturers use Hobarts
to mix large batches of propellants.]
You could always put in a couple shovels of sand, some water to make
it a thickish slurry and run the machine for a while. That'll
sand most of the rest off.
Age and Treachery will Triumph over Youth and Skill
Run a batch or two of concrete in it. I really don't think there
is anything in light residue that could harm concrete, the only
things that really affect concrete is sugar and some sulphate
compounds, neither of which I would expect in makeup.
If you are really worried, run a batch of sand, gravel, and water
and let it run until you have new shiny steel.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
Probably a mineral pigment. Run it with a slurry of quartz sand and pool
Cosmetics are the most common, base, and ordinary things dressed up to look
glamorous. Basically ground up rocks mixed with grease. The essence of
the business is to create an illusion of elegance, when the physical
reality is the opposite. Best not to think about this too much.
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