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    Parts cleaner solvent changeout

    Hi folks,

    I have a parts cleaner which currently uses a petroleum-based solvent which goes by the names of Stanisol and Stoddard solvent. This is a very common solvent that works well for removing grease and oil. Unfortunately, it is time to change out the solvent since the container has a lot of dirt accumulation.

    The question is: what do I replace the solvent with? I am thinking of using the orange oil-based solvent that is currently available. Since this is organic in nature and thus, biodegradable, will it 'spoil' after a time? Does it come as a concentrate or is that another type of solvent?

    Thanks!

    Les L.

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    Les,
    Manufacturers of such product sometimes have good websites with guidance for product usage. You might try to get a brand name and see if they offer such info.
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    Raymond
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    Les,
    I just did a Yahoo! search on +citrus +"parts cleaner" and came up with a couple of websites. Neither said anything about spoilage. One said just keep filtering it clean and re-using it. They have email addresses for questions. You could just ask a couple of them about it.

    I may try some of that stuff. It sounds pretty good!
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    Stanisol

    Les,

    I am interested in finding out about the Stanisol. I am a chemical engineer and will be able to offer some advice if I know the manufacturer. I will be happy to contact them and inquire about the product's chemical properties. The, i will be able to put together a few ideas for you.

    Mel

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    Follow the manufacturer's fluid recommendation. Some use the fluid as a pump lubricant as well as parts cleaner.
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