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    I discovered today that aerosol automotive brake cleaner is extremely effective for cleaning loaded oil stones. I had a severely loaded carborundum stone which looks almost new after just a few passes of the pressurized brake cleaner.

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    Hi X39,Carb cleaner should work almost as well and isn't nearly as hard on the lungs.DO NOT use brake cleaner near an open flame!I did one time(kerosene heater) and thought I was going to choke from the fumes before I could get to fresh air.Good luck,Robert.

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    • #3
      WD40 is also a good lubricant and cleaner for stones.

      Kevin
      If it's not good enough for you, it's sure not good enough for anyone else.

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      • #4
        Steel ink remover works real well, also.
        Jon Bohlander
        My PM Blog

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        • #5
          WD40 is a solvent, not a lubricant. If you leave it on too long it will continue it's solvent action, plus it atracts dust.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the warnings. I use both carb and brake cleaners and I smoke my pipe while doing so. I do avoid lighting pipe around the stuff. If I do it it probably should not be done so don't do as I do.

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            • #7
              WD-40 is a waste of resources.

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