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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    That stuff doesn't do anything for me.
    Me neither. Smells nice though.


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    Re: Show us what you welded today

    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    You should see my hands when I have to tear down an engine in one of these newer trucks with EGR, I've tried the nitrile gloves and just tear them up, heavier gloves you have no feel. Is what it is. I have a "Smartwasher" solvent tank that uses a detergent solution that gets them clean at the end of the day, followed by a wash with "Kresto" handcleaner at the sink. I go home with nice clean pink paws.
    I would say 5th wheel grease is probably the worst. Good old brake cleaner is about the only thing to touch that crap. That " fast orange" works on normal dirty hands but diesel oil and grease is an entirely different animal. " Cherry bomb" hand cleaner is pretty decent but it struggles with the nasty grime.

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    When I was little my dad and I used the marked gasoline to clean our hands after working on tractors and farm machinery.

    Maybe it was the lead that worked so well....


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    Re: Show us what you welded today

    Quote Originally Posted by M J D View Post
    I would say 5th wheel grease is probably the worst. Good old brake cleaner is about the only thing to touch that crap. That " fast orange" works on normal dirty hands but diesel oil and grease is an entirely different animal. " Cherry bomb" hand cleaner is pretty decent but it struggles with the nasty grime.
    Oh, heck no. Those EGR engines do nothing but feed soot back to the oil. Even the Laundry service has trouble getting it out of my white coveralls. It's funny, for some reason synthetic gear lube will not come out in the wash and leaves a stain that looks like a coffee spill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Hey,
    Use what you got.

    I think I would've done a little bit more cleanup but it looks decent.

    I'll tell you what works really good since you have it apart

    Douche the whole thing down with fluid film.

    I've been doing that with my 60" mid mount mower since I got it almost 5 years ago.
    Still looks new.

    I don't do any Grass removal or anything during the summer/I just sharpen the blades a couple times.

    In the fall I remove the deck and power wash it and everything slides right off because of the fluid film.

    I give it a light coat for the winter.
    And a full douching in the spring.
    Good idea. I did scrape off the rest of the grass before I put it back on the mower. Didn't think to use fluid film. Next time I clean it out I'll have to try that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lis2323 View Post
    when i was little my dad and i used the marked gasoline to clean our hands after working on tractors and farm machinery.

    Maybe it was the lead that worked so well....


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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    Oh, heck no. Those EGR engines do nothing but feed soot back to the oil. Even the Laundry service has trouble getting it out of my white coveralls. It's funny, for some reason synthetic gear lube will not come out in the wash and leaves a stain that looks like a coffee spill.
    That soot is nasty but it's got nothing on 5th wheel grease. If only paint held up like that nasty crap you would never need to repaint. I could see a variety of things that would stain white cloth and not come out in wash. I generally soak work clothes for a day or 2 in a 5 gallon bucket with 1/2 purple power and 1/2 liquid tide detergent, about a cup total before washing.

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    I use Boraxo. It's surprising how well it actually works on tough stuff like anti seize, and brake dust infused gear oil. The best part is that is not a chemical so it doesn't dry out my hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    I have words. It might be optical, but the last picture looks like there was little fusion at bottom. If I'm mistaken, I apologize. Otherwise, atta boy! Looking good!

    & I agree with John you need PPE, respirator, gloves glasses ETC.

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    Today I was going to cut a chain link with a 4-1/2" grinder & cutting disk. A few years ago I had one fly apart, so I had safety glasses & a face shield. My gloves were 30 feet away, I needed to cut only one chain link. 1/2 second after squeezing the trigger, the disc exploded. I took shrapnel in the back of first two fingers left hand. It is cut to bone on two fingers & a partial fracture of the index finger, numerous stitches. They picked numerous bits of the shattered disc from the bone.

    I knew better. I should have had gloves. I can't say the outcome with gloves, but it might have been different.
    Dual burns in pretty hot. Looks like kinda a colder start from the wire twisting in the liner. Sometimes it does that and try’s to trap the slag so you gota pause and burn it out. Sometimes during the weld I can see the weld get little smaller and travel speed slows down so i slow down to compensate and then I feel the wire twisting in the handle of the mig gun. It likes to do that a lot. Every couple welds. If it happens on the start it makes it a little hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by M J D View Post
    I would say 5th wheel grease is probably the worst. Good old brake cleaner is about the only thing to touch that crap. That " fast orange" works on normal dirty hands but diesel oil and grease is an entirely different animal. " Cherry bomb" hand cleaner is pretty decent but it struggles with the nasty grime.
    Automatic transmission oil is a good cleaner too.

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    Brain fart... Not Fast Orange. Tub'O'Scrub is what I was thinking of. Bought it at Advance Auto or Tractor Supply (they're next to each other) when it was on sale.

    Coal dust isn't TOO hard to wash off, but once you mix in some oil in there, it's a pain.

    Acetone works, too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post
    Brain fart... Not Fast Orange. Tub'O'Scrub is what I was thinking of. Bought it at Advance Auto or Tractor Supply (they're next to each other) when it was on sale.

    Coal dust isn't TOO hard to wash off, but once you mix in some oil in there, it's a pain.

    Acetone works, too...

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    All acetone does is drive the black stuff deeper into your pores. And kill your liver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    All acetone does is drive the black stuff deeper into your pores. And kill your liver.
    It does a great job getting stubborn stuff like epoxy off. If I'm not mistaken, Acetone is actually the recommended solvent for a lot of epoxies. Good for cleaning up excess epoxy from parts before its set up. Saves a lot of scraping and sanding. Does a great job turning nitrile gloves into piles of goop, too!

    Edit: in the shop, most of the black crud on my hand is actual coal dust. Not exhaust soot. Whole different animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    When I was little my dad and I used the marked gasoline to clean our hands after working on tractors and farm machinery.

    Maybe it was the lead that worked so well....


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    The lead is just there for flavor.

    My bet is on the heat being what made it work so well.

    Y'all must be some tough SOBs to be lighting your hands on fire to burn the grease off.

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    I do not tell wife about acetone aka finger nail polish removal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    All acetone does is drive the black stuff deeper into your pores. And kill your liver.

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    HF sales thick nitrile gloves. I prefer dawn dish liquid with a dollop of gojo orange./pumice.

    Maybe not a dollop more like a dab.

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    My parts guy dropped me off some "Joe's Hand Cleaner"... lanolin based so it's easy on the skin and works better than most...
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    Lava soap works for me!

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    For willie. Same weld I think… couple different angles. Actually these are 2 different welds but one is the same as you thought didn’t have penetration on the I beam Name:  4CC838E9-57BB-437F-B7C1-31FEB65F533A.jpg
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    Re: Show us what you welded today

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    My parts guy dropped me off some "Joe's Hand Cleaner"... lanolin based so it's easy on the skin and works better than most...
    Lanolin, tallow, etc. do a good job. Butter works, too.

    The Boraxo soap mentioned above is just Borax, tallow, and a little coconut oil.

    Sort of a "fight fire with fire" kinda deal.

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    Re: Show us what you welded today

    Got to play with a mag drill and torch today

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    Welding to happen soon hopefully
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    Re: Show us what you welded today

    Double post...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcTan View Post
    Got to play with a mag drill and torch today

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    Welding to happen soon hopefully
    Did you make sure to add oil to the magnet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcTan View Post
    Double post...
    double the fun


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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post
    Did you make sure to add oil to the magnet?

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    Haha, it must have had "use oil" written on it and the case half a dozen times. Must be the guy I borrowed it from didn't have much confidence in his employees
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