David Cutter wrote:
> Some excellent advice here but most of the stuff mentioned doesn't ring any
> bells with me. Perhaps some Brits know equivalents for these.
I'm not sure about the UK sources or equivalents.
> We have WD40 and I've seen MEK at work but not sure I could get it from a
WD40 is just a penetrating oil that is mostly solvents. The LPS series
penetrating oil is an equivalent.
> 'domestic' source, I'll look around. IPA I can get at the chemist
I don't like Methyl Ethyl Keytone (nasty stuff) and I use a lot of the
peroxide (MEKP) for catalyst with resins. IPA draws a blank.
> Haven't heard of
Window cleaner. Careful with this stuff around Aluminum unless you can
wash it off thoroughly. It has Ammonia in it although I understand they
have a new version out without the Ammonia.
> Signature Polish
> Hoppe's #9 gun oil (I'll just go to a gun shop?)
Gun shop, hardware store, even the chain stores often have it.
> Mother's Silver Paste (Brasso?)
> Conducto-Lube silver grease compound
> Cool-Amp powder
> Iridium Yellow (Alocrom 1200? but I only know this for aluminium)
Alodyne or alodine? Puts a flash coating on aluminum or steel depending
on version. 2 step chemical. Wear rubber gloves and face mask, no fumes
as I recall, disposal might be a problem.
> VHT hi-heat wrinkle black (Finnigans black crackle paint?)
> rubbing alcohol (IPA?)
> Particular thanks to Hal for such detail.
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