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Old 10-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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We cleaned 50 lenses today. Windex wouldn't even cut it so to speak. They were out of CLR so we used tidy bowl cleaner. Worked pretty damn good. We also had to use a razor knife to get this baked in scum or something off them??? 1500 watt fixtures. Any other cleansers you all use to get all that crap off the lenses ?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:51 PM   #2
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industrial grade cleaner.....that cleans **** off anything lol
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you mean like simply green or something
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Never heard of that.....I don't remember the make. It's advertised as "industrial grade cleaner". I use it for removing grease from from fan grills. And the odd pole light lense. Works great. Some lenses are sun/heat damaged so you aren't getting rid of that
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Anyway of using a dual action 3" 3m trizac pad?
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We use windex for evey thing, they go throught about 5000 bottles a month. It works well to get loose contamination off stuff.
I should by some stocks in Jhonsons.
We also use simlpe green, and speedball
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Try this just for the hell of it

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Industrial cleaner called " super clean" will take anything off includin ur breath( do not inhale)
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you mean like simply green or something
Simple Green, un-diluted, works great.
It comes in a gallon jug. I dilute a small windex sized bottle for the easy things. Strait up works for everything else, including roaches. You can spray a circle around you and they don't cross the line.
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try using diluted rim cleaner
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Industrial cleaner called " super clean" will take anything off includin ur breath( do not inhale)
Is that Castrol Super Clean ? Castrol will eat thru paint if it sits too long!
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For glass lenses (NEVER plastic) MEK aka Methyl Ethyl Ketone. Wear an organics ventilator and appropriate gloves. This is nasty, nasty stuff but it works like nothing else.
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Is that Castrol Super Clean ? Castrol will eat thru paint if it sits too long!
Yup!
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For glass lenses (NEVER plastic) MEK aka Methyl Ethyl Ketone. Wear an organics ventilator and appropriate gloves. This is nasty, nasty stuff but it works like nothing else.
Fyi.... Its ignitable by static electricity!
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Fyi.... Its ignitable by static electricity!
Also don't get the m e k in ur eyes I have been told by several people if you do u have about ten seconds before ur blind. , a few of them were blind in one eye
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Also don't get the m e k in ur eyes I have been told by several people if you do u have about ten seconds before ur blind. , a few of them were blind in one eye
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Also don't get the m e k in ur eyes I have been told by several people if you do u have about ten seconds before ur blind. , a few of them were blind in one eye
That being the case I would pick a different product, a clean lens is not that important to me vs my vision. There are plenty of safer products to clean with.
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Try some brake clean. I don't know anything that stuff won't clean.
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Try some brake clean. I don't know anything that stuff won't clean.
And with a lighter makes a great flame thrower.
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Try some brake clean. I don't know anything that stuff won't clean.
As long as its not the ca only crap
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