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.
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> 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.