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Can you rejuventate parts washer solvent??

Discussion in 'Camping & Outdoor Gear' started by LukeZero, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. LukeZero

    LukeZero

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    I just bought a used industrial sized parts washer. It came with about 30 gallons of nasty parts washing solvent. I have no idea what it is, but its gross. I read somewhere about a filter dealy that might get some of the nastiness out of the solvent and get some more life out of it. Anyone have any experience with this or should I find a safe way to dispose of this and just get new solvent? Thanks, Luke
     
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    Yes, you can filter debris out of solvent, but then you would have cleaner oil. When parts are washed in solvent the oils dissolve in it, overtime the solvent becomes mostly oil, so your better off to start new.
     
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    That's kind of what I was thinking. I found a phone number written on the back of the machine, so I called it and it went to an industrial lubricant dealer. He said basically the same thing. Just recycle the used solvent and get fresh. He offered to sell me mineral spirits in 5 or 55 gallon containers, delivered for about 1/2 the price of gallons at Lowes.

    Thanks, Luke
     
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