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07-05-2008, 02:07 PM
I am cutting up an old dozer for scrap and there is oil and grease on some of the remaining parts that I need to cut. What is the best way to remove this oil and grease? Is there a certain degreaser that works best or should I use a different method?
07-05-2008, 03:13 PM
If you're just cutting it up with an Oxy-Acet. torch I wouldn't really give it too much thought. Just cut it.
Obviously if there are big glops of grease you should scrape it out and dispose of it properly. If the material is a little oily it really won't make a bit of difference in the cut in regards to a scrapping operation.
07-05-2008, 03:52 PM
Be very careful of joints that have been greased as traped grease and a torch will make for a bad day....a pressure washer and some purple stuff / simple green should do the trick...stay clear of anyplace that is full of grease with the torch....
08-13-2008, 02:05 PM
a pressure washer and some purple stuff / simple green should do the trick...stay clear of anyplace that is full of grease with the torch....
Welding and cutting safety is important. you should do what 84zmike said i say the same. OIL AND GREASE WITH OXYGEN MEANS BOOM so be careful.:cool: