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Forum topic by Brett posted 07-21-2011 12:01 AM 1551 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brett

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07-21-2011 12:01 AM

How can I clean dirt and grime from an old Stanley hand plane without removing the japanning? I tried mineral spirits with mixed results.

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hObOmOnk

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#1 posted 07-21-2011 12:16 AM

Dawn dish-washing detergent and a stiff cloth.

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#2 posted 07-21-2011 12:18 AM

I use denatured alcohol and scotch brite pads… You might also try some orange cleaner depending on what is on the body….

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#3 posted 07-21-2011 12:21 AM

I kinda like the grime. ;=)

Armor all cleaner, terry cloth and q-tips.

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#4 posted 07-21-2011 12:27 AM

lol

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#5 posted 07-21-2011 12:47 AM

Soaking in Simple Green works quite well.

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#6 posted 07-21-2011 01:24 AM

Thanks for the tips ..I have an old Millers Falls No.9 that I’m working on.

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