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Old 03-25-2009, 05:31 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ClaudiusB View Post
and twice a year the mill gets a good blow.

Treating your mill that way must give you awesome efficiency.
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:35 PM   #12
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+4 for compressed air! So easy.

A few drops of mineral oil on the bushings every now and then would be a good idea too.

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Old 03-27-2009, 01:23 PM   #13
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BC Products replied to my e-mail suggesting the use of wire brush to remove the rouging.

Which I did last night and all of the spots are gone. No more water for my BC. Brush and air to clean it.

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Old 03-27-2009, 01:50 PM   #14
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I got a used mill as part of an ebay deal; and it was so nasty I HAD to use water. I took it apart, washed everything - then baked everything but the handle in the oven at 200 until everything was dry. No rust.


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Old 03-27-2009, 02:58 PM   #15
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Good to hear you found a solution. I use compressed air to blow my mill clean after every use. The CO2 option is a good idea too if you don't have an air compressor. Short of those options, any vacuum with a hose would work. You can also reverse the hose on a shop vac to use as a blower and used with the crevice tool it would be nearly as effective as the compressed air. You are already onto the wire brush for removing any rust or other stubborn debris. I would suggest one of the small SS or brass brushes you can find at nearly any auto parts or hardware store. Sometimes they come in multi-packs with three different types, nylon, brass or SS bristles. I use these all the time for various home/shop chores.

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Old 03-27-2009, 03:59 PM   #16
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Compressed air and a 2" paint brush

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Old 03-27-2009, 04:37 PM   #17
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In the instructions that I received with my BC, it said to use a soft paint brush. I like the idea for the can of air, too.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:39 PM   #18
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I have a small blower for inflating air mattresses that I use to clean off my BC. I've also used a shop-vac and even a leaf blower once, just because it was handy.

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Old 08-18-2012, 01:49 AM   #19
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Mine were very caked so I used windex, a small metal brush and a rag to clean up after.

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