Hey you English Guys!!!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hey you English Guys!!!

Post  Bump on Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:51 pm

Thanks for giving us the mother language!

I'm looking for a Paraffin Gun. No one sells them here. Which one over there is best?
avatar
Bump
XRR Monger

Joined : 2009-01-28

Posts : 1144
Location : Canyon Lake, So Cal
XR650R Year : 2002

Back to top Go down

Re: Hey you English Guys!!!

Post  countjocular on Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:28 pm

Bump wrote:Thanks for giving us the mother language!

I'm looking for a Paraffin Gun. No one sells them here. Which one over there is best?
Well I've never heard of them, but if it's for degreasing there's gotta be similar products out there for you. Paraffin is probably equivalent to kerosene.
Cheers,
Phil
avatar
countjocular
L Rider

Joined : 2009-08-22

Posts : 18
Location : UK
XR650R Year : 2000

http://www.countjocular.com

Back to top Go down

Dang

Post  Bump on Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:56 pm

I saw a show awhile back about a guy over there restoring Minis and he was using one to clean the engine parts. I see a lot of the for sale on eBay UK and all the Google hits are from the UK.

Here's the Po Man's version: http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-on-the-cheap/soda_blaster/
avatar
Bump
XRR Monger

Joined : 2009-01-28

Posts : 1144
Location : Canyon Lake, So Cal
XR650R Year : 2002

Back to top Go down

I'm not English, but...

Post  BSR on Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:39 am

Hopefully you mean one like in my garage, this?


If that's what you're after, it's made by Sealey and also by Clarke.
I'd have thought you could find one in the US, but if you definitely can't i'm sure we could arrange a bit of purchase & shipping assistance.


Last edited by BSR on Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:41 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Added "I'm not English"!)
avatar
BSR
L Rider

Joined : 2009-11-07

Posts : 9
Location : Herefordshire
XR650R Year : 2000

Back to top Go down

That's it!

Post  Bump on Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:13 pm

Over here Paraffin is a wax, like in candles.

Here's one I thought would be good because of the large mouth (On the gun!)

http://www.justoffbase.co.uk/Paraffin-Spray-Gun-Large-Inlet-Sealey-SA923;jsessionid=0a0101431f43d2ee8cfab8f24b29bde0a09d84996304.e3eTax4KaN0Le34Pa38Ta38Qaxf0
avatar
Bump
XRR Monger

Joined : 2009-01-28

Posts : 1144
Location : Canyon Lake, So Cal
XR650R Year : 2002

Back to top Go down

Re: Hey you English Guys!!!

Post  BSR on Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:59 am

Almost the same as mine, but slightly larger bowl.
I fill mine with Gunk or Industromight degreaser because they don't leave the slimey smeg behind like paraffin does. A strong fairy liquid solution works well too!

If you can't buy one and get it shipped direct, buy it and ship it to mine and i'll sort out Fedex or something to you. No worries.
avatar
BSR
L Rider

Joined : 2009-11-07

Posts : 9
Location : Herefordshire
XR650R Year : 2000

Back to top Go down

here's what I'll probably use in it

Post  Bump on Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:55 pm

http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-on-the-cheap/soda_blaster/
avatar
Bump
XRR Monger

Joined : 2009-01-28

Posts : 1144
Location : Canyon Lake, So Cal
XR650R Year : 2002

Back to top Go down

Re: Hey you English Guys!!!

Post  countjocular on Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:39 pm

I'm still surprised there isn't a kerosene type sprayer easily available in the US. Found these 2 products in Oz just by Googling 'degreasing gun'.
http://www.itwfinishing.com.au/profile.php?product=99
and this one would be good for baking soda: http://www.itwfinishing.com.au/profile.php?product=96.
But neither are much use to you if they're not available domestically.

In the US I found this http://www.tools-plus.com/vermont-american-79815.html which is nearer the mark, and some at Grainger like http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/2Z857?Pid=search

I've used Gunk degreaser also, applied with a trigger-type hand sprayer and worked in with an old paintbrush. And yes Fairy washing-up liquid works well too, but I use it neat. Doesn't stink like Gunk does.

Cheers,
Phil
avatar
countjocular
L Rider

Joined : 2009-08-22

Posts : 18
Location : UK
XR650R Year : 2000

http://www.countjocular.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Hey you English Guys!!!

Post  BSR on Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:01 am

Fairy liquid neat? That's a bit f*ckin hardcore for me Phil!


Blowtorch works well too.
avatar
BSR
L Rider

Joined : 2009-11-07

Posts : 9
Location : Herefordshire
XR650R Year : 2000

Back to top Go down

I'm missing something here

Post  Bump on Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:55 pm

Isn't kerosene like diesel? Isn't that kinda oily?
avatar
Bump
XRR Monger

Joined : 2009-01-28

Posts : 1144
Location : Canyon Lake, So Cal
XR650R Year : 2002

Back to top Go down

Re: Hey you English Guys!!!

Post  countjocular on Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:02 pm

Bump wrote:Isn't kerosene like diesel? Isn't that kinda oily?
I think kerosene is more refined than diesel, used to be sold widely in the UK (as paraffin) for domestic oil lamps, blowtorches and greenhouse heaters. Last lot I got was from a hardware store or garden centre, where it's sold for those greenhouse heaters. It smells much milder than diesel, and when burnt smells the same as jet engine fumes (kerosene and Avtur are near enough identical I think).
Never tried it for cleaning but I imagine odourless BBQ lighter fuel would do a similar job.
Oh and there's always http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerosene for a fuller story.

Cheers,
Phil
avatar
countjocular
L Rider

Joined : 2009-08-22

Posts : 18
Location : UK
XR650R Year : 2000

http://www.countjocular.com

Back to top Go down

Thanks Phil!

Post  Bump on Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:56 pm

kerosene used to be pretty common over here for heating and lighting. But I wouldn't even know where to look for it. I think Paraffin over here is mainly a wax.

Never heard of Avtur but aim guessing it's what we call JP4 or jet fuel.

Thanks for the link!
avatar
Bump
XRR Monger

Joined : 2009-01-28

Posts : 1144
Location : Canyon Lake, So Cal
XR650R Year : 2002

Back to top Go down

Re: Hey you English Guys!!!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum