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Re: Cleaning stainless steel (with home made cleaners)
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2018, 07:46:37 pm »
well not only contrast but a fluid film will dissolve the finger print some what, so it won't have high ridges and stuff. Not sure how soluble it is.

Cleaning oils are basically a mixture of lemon oil and petroleum distillates. I would say the body is more adapted to dealing with them then silicone oils. My opinion.

I will get a glass plate and do some film residue experiments now. I have neglected to research this for too long.

Actual chemical facts:
Lemon Oil - BP - 175C
Kerosene - BP - 150-300C

Detailed Chemical Facts:
Lemon Oil
Appearance:    pale yellow to dark yellow clear liquid (est)
Heavey Metals:    <0.004%
Food Chemicals Codex Listed:    No
Specific Gravity:    0.84900 to 0.85500 @  25.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).:    7.065 to  7.114
Refractive Index:    1.47200 to 1.47400 @  20.00 °C.
Optical Rotation:    +57.00 to +65.50
Boiling Point:    176.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:    0.950000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C.
Flash Point:    115.00 °F. TCC ( 46.11 °C. )
Shelf Life:    12.00 month(s) or longer if stored properly.
Storage:    store in cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers, protected from heat and light. store under nitrogen.

Kerosene:
Melting point    24-25 °C
Boiling point    175-325 °C(lit.)
density    0.8 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density    4.5 (vs air)
vapor pressure    0.23 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
refractive index    n20/D 1.436
Fp    179 °F
storage temp.    2-8°C
form    Liquid
color    Light Yellow
explosive limit   5%
Merck    14,5294
Stability:   Stable. Flammable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.'

My crude analysis:
Lemon oil, despite being more volatile then the kerosene carrier that is used, does have antimicrobial properties and a nice smell. Surfaces coated with a mixture of plant oils and mineral oils may have some long term sanitary properties desired for human contact.

Unknown what the heavy metal content of petroleum oils is. I would opt for just using old english or lemon oil pledge on stainless steel (it is listed on the applications). It's manfuacture probobly has more oversight. Additionally the distillation process may be carrier out slower/better, so you won't get things like aerosols carrying over heavy metals during distillation as much. Would need to investigate the companies.

This has got me thinking about what is best to use on the refrigerator door and faucet handles and other stainless things I touch frequently in the kitchen. In the shop I do use silicone oil for protection on certain things, on handles I tend to use paint. I don't like bare metal handles.
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Re: Cleaning stainless steel (with home made cleaners)
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2018, 08:33:59 pm »
This has got me thinking about what is best to use on the refrigerator door and faucet handles and other stainless things I touch frequently in the kitchen. In the shop I do use silicone oil for protection on certain things, on handles I tend to use paint. I don't like bare metal handles.

Mineral oil. Get the food grade or pharmaceutical product (e.g. baby oil). If it's safe for babies it's safe for you  :)
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Re: Cleaning stainless steel (with home made cleaners)
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2018, 08:36:35 pm »
Yes, I think the old english I sometimes use on wood is a mixture of mineral oil and lemon oil. Not sure if anything else. I might start using it on door handles for the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets instead of the stainless cleaner/protector.

Not terrible.
C13-14 Alkane    Oil
Fragrance/Parfum    Fragrance
Limonene    Fragrance Component
Citral    Fragrance Component
Solvent Yellow 72    Colorant

I don't want fucking solvent yellow 72 though.

god damnit
https://www.ewg.org/guides/subcategories/196-WoodFurnitureWaxPolish?page=1#.WzaZooplBaQ

im sure though that its probobly bullshit compared to an hour of gas welding or some shit  :palm:\
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make no illusion toxicity and longetivity interests me but i am by no means a particularly healthy or clean man when it comes to chemical exposure. Every time I try I find 5000 problems and I think I am getting more damage from the stress of trying to 'live healthy' vs the various toxins present in my environment. At least I use mostly use 7th generation and am too lazy to apply all the coatings and shit.
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Re: Cleaning stainless steel (with home made cleaners)
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2018, 09:37:41 pm »
This has got me thinking about what is best to use on the refrigerator door and faucet handles and other stainless things I touch frequently in the kitchen. In the shop I do use silicone oil for protection on certain things, on handles I tend to use paint. I don't like bare metal handles.

Mineral oil. Get the food grade or pharmaceutical product (e.g. baby oil). If it's safe for babies it's safe for you  :)
Coconut oil is another fine choice for those who prefer something natural.
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