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    When I worked as an aircraft mechanic, we used Isopropyl alcohol for cleaning about everything. Made a great degreaser, so we could leave the MEK alone.
    We would get it in 5 gallon cans.
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    It's a great cleaner for just about anything.

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    We use it at work to get water out of switches and many other electrical components.

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    great for removing skin oils from freshly turned brake rotors
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    Used in boat building and repair, and many applications where degreasing is required.
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    I use up the 32 oz containers from WW in a couple months' time. I'm a bit of a germophobe and use it to clean various things, mostly my computer mouse and keyboard... I hate feeling the nasty crusty stuff that gets left behind after you've used the mouse for too long without cleaning it.

    It's also good for cuts and for if you run out of after shave or had a particularly poor shaving session.

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    It is a good solvent. I use it (in quart cans) for cleaning the lane oil from my bowling balls.. I usually mix it, or sometimes methanol, 50/50 with Acetone. But 5 gallons is a bit much for a bowler to carry around.

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    That's true. It also works great at removing waxy, oily, and greasy residues. I had to use it on my shower head arm the other day after hitting it with some WD40 and a hammer to break the nut loose so I could remove the showerhead. Without it, the adjustable wrench would have never gotten a good grip due to the wd 40 still on there. The rubbing alcohol made short work of that.

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    Lacquer thinner, electrical component cleaner, surface sterilizer, alcohol burner fuel, are just a few of the things I have used it for...
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    Quote Originally Posted by elkhunter View Post
    When I worked as an aircraft mechanic, we used Isopropyl alcohol for cleaning about everything. Made a great degreaser, so we could leave the MEK alone.
    We would get it in 5 gallon cans.
    We had to use MEK or MPK for sealed surfaces, and Naptha to clean treated skins. Anything else left residue.
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    While I don't need that large a quantity at present, I do store supplies for emergencies. I may decide to get such a quantity for antiseptic purposes. Since I'm a PA, and former paramedic, I will probably have need for it in an emergency.

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    And here I had always thought of it as an alternative to hydrogen peroxide or iodine.

    It's wonderful stuff, certainly.
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