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Old 05-14-2009, 09:30 AM   #11
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I also found that flushing out your fuse with hot water also helps lift most of the oil out of the wood.

Of course, it depends on the airplane and the construction quality. And you need to put it aside for a few days but it really does work. I would say I manage to flush 90% of the oil from the wood just using hot water.

I place my fuse in the sink nose down and use my salad sprayer with only HOT water sprayed in. The hot water lifts almost all of the oil out of the wood. The water displaces the oil from the wood pores.

After spraying, I paper towel the fuse and its almost oil free. Let dry and then use your K2R or Corn starch or Talcum Powder or baking soda to soak up what is left.

I also find that even after its dry and I use the baking soda (or equivalent) use a heat gun on the outside to warm the fuse. this will also cause the oil to flow a little more freely into the baking soda.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:37 AM   #12
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Heat gun and baking soda works, but Brake clean first than baking soda and heat, get rid of everything. Let us know how you made out.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:58 PM   #13
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I work at a car dealership...so we have lots of brake cleen,will give it a try

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