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    Thanks, guys.
    I appreciate the encouragement along the way! It's definitely a skill I will find useful again down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    I have not used a detergent. Only acetone.
    That may be something to try as well.
    Instead of using cleaners like acetone white gas, aerosols etc I boil off the part in soft water with washing soda. Then just make sure not to touch with bare skin. Last time I did something I thought I would use some dish detergent to help clean before the boil/steam pipe
    but the parts came out poorly so I had to redo. Luckily it was not anything spectacular and it came out well in the end. What I should have done was just left out the detergent bath.
    Some of the parts in the pan did not come into contact with the detergent dish soap.
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    RC,
    That was entertaining,
    I was looking forward to 1 or 2 more dips..........
    With no commercials it just seemed to go too fast.
    It does look nice, Congrats to you.
    Looking forward to the next project........ Maybe a Video ?

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    Great tips, looking forward to your project.

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