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Brett

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1000 days ago

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 1000 days ago

Dawn dish-washing detergent and a stiff cloth.

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WayneC

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#2 posted 1000 days ago

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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David Grimes

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#3 posted 1000 days ago

I kinda like the grime. ;=)

Armor all cleaner, terry cloth and q-tips.

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WayneC

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#4 posted 1000 days ago

lol

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1000 days ago

Soaking in Simple Green works quite well.

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 1000 days ago

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

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