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Old 06-28-2015, 09:35 AM   #11
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Alcohol is the best, cleaner, dilutent for caster oil (methyl hydrate). The best success I had was kitty litter. I would burry it in kitty litter and About every four days I would take it out and shake it off then re-burry it again for another four days. It take three weeks to a month. Try coating the covering contact area with a polyurethane enamel. Use clear or the same colour as the covering.

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Old 06-28-2015, 03:55 PM   #12
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Kip has it right. The old castor oil is vegetable based, so varsol, which is mineral based, would not work. The alcohol, which is also vegetable based would soften the old castor.
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Yes varsol is oily in itself. Alcohol and kitty litter is a good way to go. I have has some luck with Brake Clean but it would be expensive to do a whole air frame.
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