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    honeycomb grid cleaning?

    i was wondering if anyone know what really gets cleans residue buildup off of the grid. after prolonged use mine has it where ive been cutting 1/8 baltic birch its a rust color?

    any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanx.

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    We clean ours off with aceton , tried an oven cleaner once and it worked a charm , all the crud was gone , but so was 1/2 the honeycomb....
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    We spray ours with Purple ZEP let it set for 10-15 minutes and then use the hose on it. There are many cleaners available and if it is just wood it should clean off easily.
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    I use RapidRemover, spray and let sit 5 minutes and rinse and most comes off. It's made for removing adhesive, available at sign supplies.



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    I like Krud Kutter. Spray it on and rinse it off with a garden hose.
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    We use Scrubbing Bubbles on the flat sheet and it works fine. I haven't tried it on the honeycomb yet, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodne Gold View Post
    We clean ours off with aceton , tried an oven cleaner once and it worked a charm , all the crud was gone , but so was 1/2 the honeycomb....

    The salesman I bought my epilog off of told me to use oven cleaner! I haven't tried it yet....now I am afraid to after what you said! yikes!!

    Lisa

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    Oven cleaner will destroy your grid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Null View Post
    Oven cleaner will destroy your grid.
    Epilogs have stainless steel grids. Are you saying oven cleaner will destroy it like it will aluminum?

    It's too early in the morning and I'm a dork. Epilogs have Aluminum grids. I knew that. Oven cleaner willl eat it right up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Griffith View Post
    Epilogs have stainless steel grids. Are you saying oven cleaner will destroy it like it will aluminum?

    The grid in my epilog may be aluminum. It's very light and bends easily....I have had the epilog over a year and haven't had to clean the grid yet, but oven cleaner was recommended by the salesman. I am glad I saw this posting before spring got here.....I was going to clean it when I can drag the hose out I will probably try some other type of household cleaner before the oven cleaner now......

    Lisa

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    I just fix 1"x1"x1" feet to the corners and use aluminum 1/2 x 1/2 grid fire grate as a vector grid.. It comes in 2x4' sheets, and I cut it to 4 pieces 12 x 24" .. The stuff is cheap, so when one gets 'real' cruddy I just toss it out, and use another piece.. The one 2x4 sheet I bought 5 years ago is still going strong, and I have at least three 12 x 24" pieces to go.. Lost one on the Bar-B-Que last summer...Don't ask!
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    Cleaning vector gird

    Lisa,

    I agree that using oven cleaner will desolve the aluminum and glues used on your aluminum vector grid. Don't do it. If it was recommended by your rep, it was in error.

    If it makes you feel any better, I'm 110% certain tech support would've sent you a free replacement, regardless of warranty status.

    I'll inform your local agent of this major no-no.
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    Uhhhhhh Peck.....is there a specific cleaner that Epilog DOES recommend?
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    Cleaning vector gird

    Steve,

    I didn't post a repsonse as to our recommendation as the ones suggested are good starting points.

    In general, any mild detergent cleaner (Zep, 409, Orange based cleaners) are good in breaking down the build up on your vector grid. If heavily soiled, soaking prior may be helpful. Rinse and repeat as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Cunningham View Post
    use aluminum 1/2 x 1/2 grid fire grate as a vector grid.. It comes in 2x4' sheets
    Hi Bill,

    Where can I get that online? A google did not turn up anything obvious for me to check. I am sure it is not BBQ grill which may explain the "don't ask."
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