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214073 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2011‑02‑23 Re: RE: cleaning oilstones
I certainly have not a shred of doubt that enamel reducer will clean a 
  Laq thinner is already a heavy enough solvent, but reducer??
Eeeeeee Ya!  Take a flamethrower and a 1/2 case of dynamite to it!

  I couldn't afford to waste reducer. Barely can have enough for my 
paint as it is.
  Laq thinner is cheaper if you haveta.

   Any light petroleum product will also work. Very thin oil, mineral 
oil, tranny fluid, kerosene, paint thinner, gasoline.

  The kind of thing I would use would be the used tranny fluid from one 
I just drained,
  or the leftover lawn mower or chainsaw/trimmer gas at the end of the 
season I didn't really want to keep over the winter because there was 
too little left.
  Or the kerosene lamp that hadn't been used in years and had turned 
dark and hard to light.

  Waste petroleum.

Hey, speaking of petro, did you know that before it became so widely 
used, one of the early applications of petroleum was as a patent medicine?
   Yup, it came in a bottle and people took it by the spoonful.
  I expect it was a laxative.
  Petro-latum it was called.

   If anyone has an embossed glass Petrolatum bottle in fine shape? 
Please call.
  You ought to find me one Tony, they came from your neighborhood,.....

in the 1820-30's.

     yours Scott

    Scott Grandstaff
    Box 409 Happy Camp, Ca  96039


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