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  • Removing Cutting Oil?

    What would be the best way to completely remove cutting oil after the threading process? Any particular solvent, soap, water or combination?

    Thanks.

    J.C.

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    Re: Removing Cutting Oil?

    Let's go this route(you type faster)
    I have a few ways.

    What are your thoughts originally

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    • #3
      Re: Removing Cutting Oil?

      Iso Propyl Alcohol will solubilize the cutting oils for easy removal.

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        why does it have to be removed is the pip being used for food ,then use a food grade lube
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          acetone

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            Re: Removing Cutting Oil?

            Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
            why does it have to be removed is the pip being used for food ,then use a food grade lube
            No, nothing like that. I have a project I may be working on where the pressure for the threaded joints will be 800 psi. I've posted a few times and asked others opinions' about it here.

            Anyway, removing the oil. I'll do most anything to gain a long-term performance advantage on joints. I doubt that the pipe dope manufacturers have taken into account any advantages or disadvantages the various oil residues their product comes in contact with in their testing procedures.

            I've been corresponding with some of them.


            J.C.

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            • #7
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              I know Simple Green gets it out of clothing


              I bet Toluene would clean it as well....

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                Let's go this route(you type faster)
                I have a few ways.

                What are your thoughts originally
                What are some of your ways?

                Thanks.

                J.C.

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                • #9
                  Re: Removing Cutting Oil?

                  JC, i am sure you are also considering what affect any residue might have on the process fluid (is it breathable air in this case?). Sounds like that might be why you want to remove it all.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Removing Cutting Oil?

                    Back in the day, before the EPA, we used trichloroethane. Worked great and was also LOX compatible.

                    Denatured or Isopropl alcohol will do the job environmentally friendly and not too expensively.

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                    • #11
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                      I think i read on heating help.com steam guys use tsp and water in a bucket jeff

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                      • #12
                        Re: Removing Cutting Oil?

                        I use lacquer thinner, which is a mix of non-polar solvents including alcohols, toluene, xylene and acetone and cuts nearly everything.

                        A chemist friend of mine likes MEK before applying adhesives which he swears leaves less residue. I've tried it, but still like lacquer thinner.

                        We started using lacquer thinner during final assembly when I was in the engine business, because it definitely attracts less grit than normal solvents (which are similar to mineral spirits). Plus, it dries very quickly.

                        If you need to clean something conveniently and quickly, you can use aerosol carburetor cleaner (Berryman's is good). Spray and let it drip dry, which only takes seconds. We used this out at the racetrack. Brake cleaner also works, but isn't quie as potent. With either, just don't make a habit of breathing it or getting your hands wet... hard on the liver.

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                          Re: Removing Cutting Oil?

                          Any herbal liquid can help you in this...go for liquid product instead of using soap bar and other stuff!
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