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Removing T-9 and Past Wax from Cast Iron Tabletop

This is one for the books.

My 'adult' son managed to discharge a Kiddee ABC fire extinguisher in the garage. There's a good coating of this crap everywhere.

The saw is cast iron and was previously coated with Boeshield T-9 and Paste Wax. I need to get both of those off and redo the cast.

What is the best approach to this? Mineral spirits? WD-40?

I could scream.

Thanks!
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Mineral spirits would work however I would rather use lacquer thinner.
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I'd probably use acetone, but I think spirits or lacquer thinner would work too.
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I'd probably use acetone, but I think spirits or lacquer thinner would work too.
Thanks all. Just bought some Lacquer Thinner.

What about the aluminum rails and the steel wings? Will the Lacquer Thinner hurt those?

The saw is a Ridgid R4512 if that's germane at all.

Again, thanks.
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Lacquer thinner won't hurt metal. Just keep it off plastics and paint.
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Why should "you" be doing it instead of your "adult son". Looks like it could be a "great learning experience" for the above adult son to clean up the mess..........................
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Lacquer thinner won't hurt metal. Just keep it off plastics and paint.
Thanks. The wings are painted gray, hence my concern.
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Why should "you" be doing it instead of your "adult son". Looks like it could be a "great learning experience" for the above adult son to clean up the mess..........................
Because he's got enough to keep him busy for the next month and I don't want him 'cleaning' the saw. Sigh.....
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I wouldn't worry much about the lacquer thinner and cured enamel. I wouldn't soak the stuff for a long period of time, but a quick wipe isn't going to do anything to it. If there's a melamine coating though, be careful - it will eat it quickly.
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Lacquer thinner won't hurt metal. Just keep it off plastics and paint.
After wiping it down with the lacquer thinner, how long should I wait before coating with Boeshield T9 and then paste wax?

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After wiping it down with the lacquer thinner, how long should I wait before coating with Boeshield T9 and then paste wax?

Thanks.
Before you had time to write this message it would have been dry enough. Lacquer thinner evaporates almost instantly.
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Before you had time to write this message it would have been dry enough. Lacquer thinner evaporates almost instantly.
Thanks Sir! :-)
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If you are concerned about paint finishes, go to the local automobile paint store and pick up a can of PPG DX330 Acryli-Clean grease and wax remover. I use it when prepping a car for paint. It is safe for almost all finishes and you can put a little elbow grease into it if you wish without fear of melting the paint.

https://www.welleauto.com/index.php/...PPG/p/50485101

On edit, there are many different brands; I'm just a PPG fan.

Another $000,000,000.02 worth of advice,
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