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Old December 17th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #1
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What is everyone using in their parts washers? I used to use mineral spirits, but am looking to change if there is something better that may be less flammable.
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What is everyone using in their parts washers? I used to use mineral spirits, but am looking to change if there is something better that may be less flammable.
I know the Mineral spirits we use at work is pure 100% Stoddard solvent. same as enamel reducer or dry cleaner grade solvent. it has the highest flash point over most fuels. we use it as a fuel/gas replacement since it doesn't vent as much fumes and the flash point is much higher then gasoline.

as for Naptha its the same stuff they make moth balls out of.

Please don't use Gas. the benzine fumes are deadly when breathed in regular. its especially dangerous if you cause a spark. I saw a guy flash over on a plastic bucket he was dumping out one day. made one hell of a ball a flame. we figure it was just a static spark that set it off.
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I know the Mineral spirits we use at work is pure 100% Stoddard solvent. same as enamel reducer or dry cleaner grade solvent. it has the highest flash point over most fuels. we use it as a fuel/gas replacement since it doesn't vent as much fumes and the flash point is much higher then gasoline.

as for Naptha its the same stuff they make moth balls out of.

Please don't use Gas. the benzine fumes are deadly when breathed in regular. its especially dangerous if you cause a spark. I saw a guy flash over on a plastic bucket he was dumping out one day. made one hell of a ball a flame. we figure it was just a static spark that set it off.

I have seen a parts washer flash up and burn 3 peoples faces personally which is why I posted this. Granted they were idiots, and one had a lighter and stated 'lets see if this is flammable'. People had been pouring skunky gas in it for weeks.

Guess I should have searched, I must have missed it the first time it was posted.
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I have seen a parts washer flash up and burn 3 peoples faces personally which is why I posted this. Granted they were idiots, and one had a lighter and stated 'lets see if this is flammable'. People had been pouring skunky gas in it for weeks.

Guess I should have searched, I must have missed it the first time it was posted.
we have to watch that. we send out a sample every month or so to be tested for any gas. we can't have the slightest chance of having something flash up. I think you'll find if the Stoddard is changed regularly and kept free of fuel then its a very safe way to go.
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