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alana

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cleaning bucket of bolts ...
« on: November 22, 2022, 11:25:36 PM »
... how should i do that? ☺

i've got kerosene,
degreaser,
silicone oil,
petrol
detergent ...
i wasn't sure what / order to use,
but i know some of the handy practical manual types on the knot board will know!

the bucket or buckets of metal parts (steel, galv) are moslty loose nuts, bolts, drill bits -
dusty and a bit greasy -
rinse in water won't quite do -
and i want to clean them 'quickly'
then sort them ...
need sorter boxes ...
this could take years

but i need to get them clean first !

... thanks ! 

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Re: cleaning bucket of bolts ...
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2022, 11:30:41 PM »
maybe a milk crate total of bits and pieces,
in various containers,
but i found a bucketful to start on,

i hope it's just drench in kerosene,
strain them out
and let dry.

maybe grease the quality items
?


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Re: cleaning bucket of bolts ...
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2022, 02:40:12 AM »
I have an old bench grinder that I have converted to a dual wire wheel tool.  I use a pair of vice grips to hold small parts, and I always wear gloves and eye protection while using this tool. I wouldn't use a wire wheel to clean drill bits, maybe a commercial degreaser.

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Re: cleaning bucket of bolts ...
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2022, 03:03:45 AM »
I have an old bench grinder that I have converted to a dual wire wheel tool.  I use a pair of vice grips to hold small parts, and I always wear gloves and eye protection while using this tool. I wouldn't use a wire wheel to clean drill bits, maybe a commercial degreaser.

you were so right !,
it is wire-wheel-level gunk !
i don't know that build up would form like limpets
but decades of sitting by themselves
they have formed such 3d patches

so upon your suggestion i sat them (some) in degreaser
and will have a look tomorrow !

also i will set the air duster on them in future,
before getting any liquids on them ! ☺