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265410 Kirk Eppler <eppler.kirk@g...> 2018‑03‑13 Re: Fwd: "Patina" vs. "Crud"
On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 9:28 AM, Dwight Beebe  wrote:

> I know how everyone loves the BORG, but this might be worth trying.  I've
> used it on older, grimy wooden planes.  Removes the filth, but doesn't seem
> to remove the authentic patina.  YMMV.
> > https://ww
> Concentrate-Cleaner-Degreaser-KK326/203396788
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 11:37 AM, John Ruth  wrote:
> > I'd like to hear some points of view on when is it appropriate to clean
> > off "crud" vs. "over-cleaning", which removes the "patina"


I have used Krud Kutter, here are some before and after pix.  The chest I
was using it on was trashed in so many ways, that I wasn't worried about
preserving, but making it functional.

Before with a nasty spill on the lid


During, Krud Kutter in view in the background

Before of Drawer bottom

After (poke around)

Here are some pix from another chest I degrunged with paint thinner (Feel
free to flip forward and back to see the amounts of grunge.)

To John's original question:  I feel that mineral spirits will only take
off crud, not patina.  Alcohol may take off finish, as Krud Kutter seemed
to, so those would be my next escalation.   I use mineral spirits or paint
thinner on almost anything I am certain is not historically significant,
using you guys as a barometer.

Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, where much needed rain was slowing the
commute.  And apparently the USPS, as a box made it to middle of Ohio
faster than to SoCal.

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