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Beginningwoodworker

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519 days ago

I order me a Vaughan 99 Rip Hammer, but it came with some kind finish on hammer part, I am wondering how do you remove it? I took a brick and polish the face but I need to remove the finish from the sides.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker


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JesseTutt

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#1 posted 519 days ago

If it is a yellowish brown sticky substance try mineral spirits or lacquer thinner on a paper towel.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 519 days ago

Yes its yellowish brown sticky substance.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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RogerInColorado

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#3 posted 519 days ago

If it’s “cosmoline” (which is a sticky brown substance used to keep tools from rusting on long sea voyages), you can use Simple Green. You can get it at HD or the grocery store. It’s an all purpose cleaner. It’s what Grizzly recommends from cleaning the cosmoline off of their exposed cast iron.

I use it for things like this as well as cleaning scale off shower doors, grease out of roasters, etc. Cheaper than mineral spirits and doesn’t stink. Won’t wreck the handle, either.

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dhazelton

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#4 posted 519 days ago

WD40. Kerosene. Gasoline. Goof Off. Citrasolve. Cream hand cleaner. Anything that will dissolve an oil or grease.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 519 days ago

Its not on the handle just on the head.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Francisco Luna

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#6 posted 519 days ago

Laquer Thiner

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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