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#1 Tim Wood

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 11:18 AM

What to use for cleaning magnet dust off hones, magnets, can, besides spraying with air. Pure motor spray and lighter fluid, are they OK?

 

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 11:55 AM

Magnet putty. I think the last I bought was Koford.

 

Koford soft magnet putty

 

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 12:06 PM

Can also use kneaded rubber art erasers

 

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 12:11 PM

silly putty.


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 12:13 PM

You call it "dust" LOL I call it "schwarf" or "schmegma". PITA to remove. I also vote for the Koford product. Keep the $ in the slot car world.

 

BUT if you are in a hurry to get something cheap and quick, try NEON, in the toy section of Walmart. A can costs a dollar and will last you a couple years at least. Pablo approved as a substitute for the Koford  :crazy:

 

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 01:29 PM

Koford is probably the one to get, but today it's silly putty Dollartree.

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 01:56 PM

Oatey plumbers putty does a pretty good job too.

 

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:18 PM

I think the Koford product is the same sticky stuff as used to put up posters on walls without marks or damage. Available at Walmart, Target, Staples.
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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:09 PM

poster putty!  Prior to these new wonders, I used red Stick-it on a rag.


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 06:09 PM

Sticky Tack from a stationery store. Staples should have it.


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 07:33 PM

Wash under water and then use Blue Tac  :)


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:48 AM

I always used old fashioned masking tape.  Followed by Q-Tips/lighter fluid.  Worked like a charm.


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 02:33 PM

Blu Tack!


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 02:57 PM

I'm old school 

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Plug Duct Seal Compound


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Posted 14 January 2021 - 07:03 PM

Use compressed air, at least 60psi. Blows that dust away quite nicely. Learned this watching Joel Montague at the 2010 Scale Nats. Took me ten years to finally go to Harbor Freight to get a $75 compressor. Talked wife into it youll never have to go to the gas station any more to fill tires!
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