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Evan
11-14-2004, 10:27 PM
This is not a product promo. However, this is stuff I use nearly every day. On the left is natural rubber fusion tape that bonds to itself and forms a waterproof seal when wrapped. Then there is isopropyl alcohol (gas de-icer) which is excellent for a lube for machining aluminum. Also there is Lanolle, perfect for restoring the fat in your dry hands and as well excellent for finishing parts that have been anodized.

We also have 3-in-one 20 weight mineral oil which is the recommended oil for motors up to several HP. It also seems to work very well on my SB9 spindle bearings.

Before that there is the ultimate plastic polish and cleaner, Mequiars Mirror Glaze, it is the best for motorcycle face shields, safety goggles etc. And then there is WD40....

http://vts.bc.ca/pics/stuff1.jpg

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JRouche
11-15-2004, 12:00 AM
Hello. I like the Iso-alcohol lube. Is the stuff you have straight iso alky. I use it in a spray bottle for various uses, it seems to evaporate pretty quick. For the lube do you keep a constant drip feed on the aluminum or just apply more when it evaps. Thanks, JRouche

BillH
11-15-2004, 12:03 AM
For fun, mix some isopropyl Alcohol and borax together with some green food coloring.

Alistair Hosie
11-15-2004, 05:55 AM
Evan you forgot the bottle of SOY sauce http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair

Evan
11-15-2004, 12:07 PM
Alistair,

Look at the ingredients lable on a bottle of soy sauce. It is made with wheat. I use Tamari sauce.

Evan
11-15-2004, 12:13 PM
JR,

I apply as often as needed to keep the work wet. I like the particular plastic bottle as shown in the picture as it is easily pierced with a scriber. It then can be squeezed to dispense as needed. It is 100% iso alcohol. The nice thing about alcohol as lube is there is no mess. I point out that not all gas water remover is isopropanol. Most are methanol which is NOT a good idea as it is corrosive to steel.

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JRouche
11-15-2004, 04:59 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evan:
I apply as often as needed to keep the work wet. I like the particular plastic bottle as shown in the picture as it is easily pierced with a scriber. It then can be squeezed to dispense as needed. It is 100% iso alcohol. [This message has been edited by Evan (edited 11-15-2004).]</font>


Thanks Evan, I have some in 1 gal. cans, gonna go cut some aluminum. JRouche

pgmrdan
11-15-2004, 05:04 PM
From what I've seen Meguiar's products are very good. Someone on the board recommended I use some regular white toothpaste to polish the plastic base on my Silva compass a while back. That worked great.

So, in a pinch, if you don't have the Meguiar's product...

wierdscience
11-15-2004, 09:57 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Alistair Hosie:
Evan you forgot the bottle of SOY sauce http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair</font>

I haven't tried it,but I'm reasonably convienced that cheap soy sauce will dissolve a broken tap http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Evan,I am confused,a Japanese friend told me Soy sauce was made from fermented soybeans.

MarkT
11-15-2004, 10:23 PM
Real soy sauce is made from fermented soybeans, but here in the U.S. it could be anything including colored saltwater.

wierdscience
11-15-2004, 10:26 PM
Ahhhhh....so I should hang onto my bottle with the Japanese on the side http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Evan
11-15-2004, 10:38 PM
Wierd,

Soy sauce is made from fermented soybeans. But, for some reason they add wheat to the recipe. Tamari Sauce is real soy sauce made only from soybeans.

ben78
11-15-2004, 10:57 PM
So long as its Australian wheat its fine by me http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Might be different if you have an intolerance though, in which case I can see how much that would suck!