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Posted: 8/28/2002 1:17:45 PM EDT
Okay, I got my tub of whiting from Brownell's. I don't have it in front of me, but I believe it calls for mixing with "TEC" degreaser. I thought I saw a post about using an engine degreaser for this, but I can't find the post.

What are some chemicals (brand names) that I can use with the whiting? Or should I just go to Home Depot and look for something with TEC in it?
Link Posted: 8/28/2002 4:43:05 PM EDT
It's almost impossible to find these days, but Triclorathane is about the best. Nominally non-inflamable, a potent grease solvent, and evaporates in seconds.
The only problem is it's a possible cancer-causer, so it's hard to locate.

I still can find some from my local Eagle Oil company. Try oil companies in your area.
Link Posted: 8/28/2002 5:43:42 PM EDT
For taking grease & oil out of gunstocks, right?

I use cornstarch and acetone. They might not be the greatest, but seem to work. Acetone is widely available in hardware store paint departments.
Link Posted: 8/28/2002 10:20:05 PM EDT
Acetone or lacquor thinner will work Ok, but for God's sake use it outside, AWAY from any sparks or flames.

The advantage of using non-inflamable solvents is you can use a heat gun on it. The heat makes the oil "Boil" out of the wood, where it's held by the whiting.
You DON"T want to try that with inflamable solvents.
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