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#1 pandamonium2112

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

After using the Industrial purple for a couple of cars it got pretty dirty.

Here's my solution.

Also on a separate note: While soaking a car I put a heavy piece on aluminum on the car to get it submerged. A day later after pulling the car out, it had almost dissolved the Aluminum.. Learn everyday..

 

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I bought a Mesh Colander and some Coffee Filters, grabbed a Funnel from the garage. Used them to pour the Goo back in the jug..

 

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This is what was left over...

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Edited by pandamonium2112, 24 May 2013 - 10:51 AM.


#2 PappyD340

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:32 PM

Great tip I will have to remember that one, thanks



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

​Great tip. I do basically the same thing, but I've got a old  fine mesh brass coffee filter instead of  using the paper type.  



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:14 PM

what a great idea! Been woundering what to do with my old mr. coffee machine since getting a new keurig.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:18 PM

I just use an old Tshirt or some other rag. But I like how that works with the colander , I will give that a try . 

Just put all my stripper through the filter before I read this. Next time.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:38 AM

kinda new to model cars and learning something new every day what is the puple cleaning used for and what company do u

use is in the one photo its made by "ZEP" thank you.



#7 VW Dave

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:20 AM

Up til now I've used dollar store pantyhose and a funnel to filter my purple pond for re-use....but I guess I'd get a few less funny looks buying a colander and coffee filters :D



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

Nice tip. Simple, effective, and cheap. What's not to like? 

 

And to make it even simpler and cheaper, you don't really need the sieve. Just put the coffee filter in the funnel!



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

Nice tip. Simple, effective, and cheap. What's not to like? 

 

And to make it even simpler and cheaper, you don't really need the sieve. Just put the coffee filter in the funnel!

 

 

That's what I do.  Works fine.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

I have never cleaned mine out , I just replace it with fresh cleaner,  and start all over



#11 pandamonium2112

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:38 PM

Nice tip. Simple, effective, and cheap. What's not to like? 

 

And to make it even simpler and cheaper, you don't really need the sieve. Just put the coffee filter in the funnel!

 

The problem that I've had is when you put a coffee filter in a funnel and pour liquid in, it presses the filter to the sides of the funnel and it is no longer an effective straining area. By using the strainer, I get more usable surface from the coffee filter. The panty hose tends to follow along the same line at times although I still use that method in my garage with oils and gas. 



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 05:15 PM

Didn't think of that. I've got the paint sludge thing going on at the bottom of the tub and about ten years worth of coffee filters. Thanks!



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:54 PM

How many dunks do you guys do before you filter your purple ponds ? 



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:46 PM

Great tip, but I have question to the community and I hope you don't mind Steve.  I have had a pond for several years now  and it seems to be less effective.  It is in the garage does freeze in winters and has been well used.  My question is does it have a shelf life or use life, or needs to be stirred.  This is a question I have wondered and hope to get some others experience on the matter. Thanks



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

I filter mine every time I use it. I usually pour it back in the jug so I filter it. I would imagine that it's power will dwindle over time, but for $10.00 I think anyone could replace it every 2 years. As far as freezing, you should read the label but I'm almost certain you should try to avoid it. Freezing can make some pretty drastic changes in chemical compounds.

Hope some of this helps out..

 

BTW..Good to see a fellow Idahoan posting. Keep at it my friend...



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:41 PM

Great tip, but I have question to the community and I hope you don't mind Steve.  I have had a pond for several years now  and it seems to be less effective.  It is in the garage does freeze in winters and has been well used.  My question is does it have a shelf life or use life, or needs to be stirred.  This is a question I have wondered and hope to get some others experience on the matter. Thanks

 

 

If you keep it sealed and you're not using it, the shelf life is probably quite good. 

 

When you start using it, it diminishes some from each use.

 

Filtering it after each use doesn't take much time but will extend its usable life considerably.

 

As it degrades, it will become less effective ~ taking longer and longer to strip paint.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:21 PM

Thanks for the response guys, your thoughts and experience are what I am starting to see but I wasn't sure. I guess it's time to refresh the pond.  Thanks Steve, your right not many of us on here but I do hope to contribute.  I have lots of WIP over the last few  years that will start showing up in under glass as the ideas  and inspiration come to fruition.  In short, I'm addicted to styrene again. :rolleyes: