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Cleaning gunk from the river

nranderson

Double Take
Dec 12, 2016
23
3
Has anyone used denture cleaner? I have had some great results on certain crud. Worth a try!
 

DeepSeaDan

Well-Known Member
Jun 9, 2013
71
18
I use Barkeeper's Friend, copper bits, a large variety of brushes, lengths of copper wire bent at the ends at different angles, with the ends bevel cut to produce a sharp point ( gets into small imperfections to scrape the gunk out ).

All that, and a good measure of elbow grease!

Admittedly, I'm a bit OCD about it!

Regards,
DSD
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

Well-Known Member
Jan 11, 2020
1,024
113
New Jersey
I have used heavy duty oven cleaner with a lot of success. It works like a charm when i clean black carbon off of some glass insulators i found. I heat up the insulators in a old coffee Cup Full of water upside down. I spray the cleaner inTo the item and put in a closed bag. Be careful the fumes are nasty. Do not heat up the item too much or it will break. 160 degrees about works and i have had no casualties. The picture was the only one i broke heating up so be warned. I used epoxy to reassemble.
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ROBBYBOBBY64

Well-Known Member
Jan 11, 2020
1,024
113
New Jersey
Here is two of the same insulators. The one with the heavy scale and carbon was soaked over night in muriatic acid with no result. The top one was 5 minutes in heavy duty oven cleaner.(easy off from home depot) Clean as can be.
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longdavid474

New Member
Mar 18, 2020
1
1
What's them old insulators worth??? I've 10 of the old HEMINGRAY-42 & THERE GREEN

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ROBBYBOBBY64

Well-Known Member
Jan 11, 2020
1,024
113
New Jersey
Insulators are not worth much $5.00 not being old and also they are clear. Color is everything. Green is a desirable color. Not sure the value.
 

martyfoley

Well-Known Member
Sep 24, 2019
127
28
How about some coarse gravel and/or some bb's and shake well 1/2 full with water. worth a try.
 

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