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Old 06-27-2011, 03:46 PM   #41
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I may have overstated my temerity's degree of mitigation.
 
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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
The new Safety Kleen is safe... it just doesn't work.

Back in the day, when it was trichlorethylene, then trichloroethene, or even the later Chlorothane NU, you could dip a wheel bearing, then lay it in the palm of your hand and blow the crap out on it with 90 lbs of air.
Should kind of watch out for little cuts though, they let the grease get under your skin instead of just the triclor. But hell, since it was being absorbed through your fingernails 50 time faster than through your skin, it doesn't make much difference, does it.
If I get even a few drops of mineral spirits or turps on my hands at this point my entire arm goes pins and needles for about half an hour.

Cleaned many a freewheel that way.
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