{Stus-List} Winch Cleaning

Alan-at-Home at comcast.net Alan-at-Home at comcast.net
Wed Feb 21 14:15:03 EST 2007


I don't recommend mineral spirits.  If any is left on after cleaning the winches, it will break down the winch grease you use to service the winches.  I prefer kerosene.  If you do use mineral spirits, wash the residue off with soapy water, and dry thoroughly.

Alan Bergen
35 Mk III Thirsty
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From: Bill Bina <billbina at newsguy.com>
> Also known and labled as as "Mineral Spirits" or "Stoddard solvent". 
> Available under those names in most hardware ansd paint stores. It's 
> also the main ingredient of WD-40.
> 
> I would not use gasoline.
> 
> Bill
> 
> Ed wrote:
> > I am about to start servicing my winches and have a question - For a 
> > cleaning fluid the lewmar manual says to use White spirit, paraffin 
> > (not petrol).  What the heck is that?   What do other people use?  I 
> > was kind of planning on just using a little gas.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Ed
> > C&C 32
> > Va Beach
> >
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> 


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