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Electro cleaner


#1

The other day I was rhodium plating some stuff, and I spilled some
electro cleaning solution onto my workbench. After I wiped it off a
little later I found that it had cleaned a small section absolutely
perfectly. Hmmm,. So I mixed up some more and painted it onto the
workbench. 10 minutes later I wiped it off and I had a perfectly snow
white work top again. This bench was not cleanable with
turps,thinners or acetone. I use it to prop my oil paintings up while
I paint so over the years it had got really grotty. This stuff worked
very well.

Hans Meevis


#2

Hans,

The other day I was rhodium plating some stuff, and I spilled some
electro cleaning solution onto my workbench.

what’s electro cleaning solution? Are there any precautions one
should follow while using it? I have a nasty bench that I can’t get
clean either!

thanks,
amery


#3

Amery:

Electrocleaner is usually sodium hydroxide solution, otherwise known
as lye soap. It is pretty caustic and can cause really nasty burns,
and is even quite dangerous when in dry or solid form. Always wear
protective glasses when working with it, and also neoprene rubber
gloves. Wash everything thoroughly with copious amounts of water when
done.

Chris


#4

Chris,

Sodium hydroxide is lye, sold as caustic soda too. It is not electro
cleaner. I beleive the name of the cleaner is Okite solution. Haven’t
a clue as to the chemical comp of it though.

Mark


#5

Hi Amery,

what's electro cleaning solution? Are there any precautions one
should follow while using it? I have a nasty bench that I can't
get clean either! 

It’s the stuff that you buy from Rio for cleaning jewellery prior to
acid dipping it.

Page 360 in the 2007 catalogue

Hans Meevis