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    I am interested in the best way to clean my granite and how others of you are doing it. How often should it be done as well?

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    I use alcohol and/or acetone. I usually clean it atleast once a day and before/after each different setup.
    I used to be high on life but I built up a tolerance.

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    • #3
      Acetone or Denatured Alcohol - usually clean before a new setup, or, when I need a good buzz to get me thru the rest of the day.
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        Starrett Surface Plate Cleaner
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        • #5
          Plate Cleaner for the plate. Alcohol for the bearing ways. Keep the ways clean at all times. The plate is a matter of preference. I clean it when dirty which depends on the parts you inspect. Currently my plate is almost never dirty. In the past at diff jobs I have had to clean the plate from as infrequent as weekly to as frequent as twice a day or even every setup. Depends on what you check.
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          • #6
            Denatured Alcohol and on occasion plain coffee black no sugar or cream.

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            • #7
              Squeaky clean

              I use Surf-Clean on surface(A.A. Jansson, Inc.)

              Methanol on bearing ways.
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              • #8
                Never. I use dedicated fixtures and never simulate a datum with the granite so I don't give it any attention. It is filthy and has chips out of it everywhere. The plate in the lab that we do layout work on we clean with just about anything except anti-granite. That would be bad.

                Have used the Starrett stuff and it works, also used some foam like crap in a spray can it works well too. If you use toilet cleaner use the scented stuff for those not so fresh days.
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                • #9
                  Hello,
                  You can buy their "special cleaner", or Go Jo and a scotch brite, then follow with a soft cloth. This will remove the scuffs and also condition the granite. I usually do it weekly or when it looks dull. Denatured Alcohol in between.

                  A.Gore
                  Last edited by ag162; 07-23-2007, 03:27 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Weekly or more often Denatured Alcohol. Never tried go jo do you just use regular go jo or some special kind?
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                    • #11
                      Alcohol or surface plate cleaner....when required.....Like Craig only set stuff on table.
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                      • #12
                        Denatured or methanol, I prefer the methanol but be careful, it can be absorbed through the skin and is VERY poisonous. Both do a great job of cleaning but will dull the shine of the granite, if you want the shine use the go-jo (hates it).

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                        • #13
                          Just the regular. This is especially good if you have scuffs from fixtures sliding on and off. You don't want any gritty type cleaner. The white creamy go jo is the only type i would reccommend. Definately not the orange pumice, it has an abrasive cleanser that would be diffucult to remove. The other surface cleaner, is one that we had gotten thru a calibration company and it was very similar to go jo also. Just more expensive. But for the daily clean ups, denatured alcohol.

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                          • #14
                            We just use granite cleaner on the table and alcohol on the ways.
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                            • #15
                              I use Starrett Granite Cleaner (liquid) followed by Denatured Alcohol to remove any residue. I try to clean it at least twice a week, but sometimes ya just can't do what ya want!!!!
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