Originally Posted by peteshotrodshop
mineral spirits is not a good choice for a parts washer. it is absolutley horrible to your skin. it will dry and crack your hands in quick order. if it lands on your skin anywhere it will burn your skin if left there. if you get it on your clothes you had better have a change of clothes handy. the fumes are terrible for you. not to mention flammable. the water based fluids work ok and wont eat you up. oh and the tree huggers wont try to shut your shop down if they know you're using it.
IMHO water based cleaners don't clean as well as petro based cleaners. Now for the RANT. Whatever works the best, is the cheapest and won't kill you quickly is the way to go. The "tree huggers" as noble as they think they are are missing the point! Why? It's simple. ALL senate/congress office employees are exempt from EPA regulations. Most large garbage haulers mix all the garbage together and bring it to the land fill ( you separate glass, cans, paper).You use an EPA registered hauler. You are still responsible when they leave it on the side on the road. Some local towns/govt. do not recycle. "It's not cost effective". Looks like the the people who can make a difference do not care! Why should I care?.... Yea I recycle...russ