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Old 04-30-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default workbench mods...containing fuel/oil splatter.

i just built a nice big workbench in my garage, and was wondering what you guys do or use to keep the fuel/oil splatter (that can come out of the exhaust) from going all over the place and the new bench? i was already planning on laying cardboard down for when i work on the diffs, or anything to do with oil, solvent, bearings, etc.

need i worry about it? is the cardboard fine?
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I lay down a thin sheet of scrap wood so I don't mess mine up
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Stain and laquer or urathane the cottonpicker!!!!! Untreated wood soaks up oils even sweat.
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I lay down a thin sheet of scrap wood so I don't mess mine up
what about the back of the bench, and the wall? does it not spray that far? was gonna just put cardboard on the bench surface.
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Stain and laquer or urathane the cottonpicker!!!!! Untreated wood soaks up oils even sweat.

What do you know about a cottonpicker???????

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Stain and laquer or urathane the cottonpicker!!!!! Untreated wood soaks up oils even sweat.
hey, what's up Eric,..yea i wiped basically all of the bench down with some linseed oil. probably should have used laquer or urathane on the top, like ya said. oh well, it's not gonna stay pretty forever. i guess i'll just use cardboard, and put a box or something next to the running RC, as a back splash.
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Stain and laquer or urathane the cottonpicker!!!!! Untreated wood soaks up oils even sweat.
oh yea, i'm afraid your use of "cottonpicker" went right over my head . looks like Lil' bump got it though.
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I just remember my US History. Picking cotton was rough. Cotton bushes have thorns!! Hwy 99 in California is the only place I've seen cotton patches.

Using cardboard Oils will soak it up. Got $$$ to spend, peel & stick tiles, you can wipe up the oil. Another way to tune up the engine lean. The Oil will dissipate even less.

Later Squill!! lol!!!
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I just remember my US History. Picking cotton was rough. Cotton bushes have thorns!! Hwy 99 in California is the only place I've seen cotton patches.

Using cardboard Oils will soak it up. Got $$$ to spend, peel & stick tiles, you can wipe up the oil. Another way to tune up the engine lean. The Oil will dissipate even less.

Later Squill!! lol!!!
sticky tiles! excellent idea E! $1 a piece. i'm not sure if i trust my tuning abilities enough yet to go lean. the TTR EK4 needs to be kept running rich i'm told. so that one will always make a mess, ya know?

p.s.- had no idea cotton bushes had thorns.
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i just built a nice big workbench in my garage, and was wondering what you guys do or use to keep the fuel/oil splatter (that can come out of the exhaust) from going all over the place and the new bench? i was already planning on laying cardboard down for when i work on the diffs, or anything to do with oil, solvent, bearings, etc.

need i worry about it? is the cardboard fine?
For running in engines on a bench I use a hose on the pipe to redirect exhaust into a container.
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For running in engines on a bench I use a hose on the pipe to redirect exhaust into a container.
that thought crossed my mind last night. it's what they do (or supposed to do) in auto mechanic shops. maybe a garden-hose thick piece of clear tubing? goin into a bucket. how long does the tube last?-- it's gotta get filled with gunk, right?
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that thought crossed my mind last night. it's what they do (or supposed to do) in auto mechanic shops. maybe a garden-hose thick piece of clear tubing? goin into a bucket. how long does the tube last?-- it's gotta get filled with gunk, right?
I use a short hose and the oils just pass into a ice cream bucket covered in cloth to suppress the exhaust gases and capture the oil. Otherwise the workbench is covered in oil and it's a little easier to breath.

PS; It will knock out your tune a little, just for run-ins
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I use a short hose and the oils just pass into a ice cream bucket covered in cloth to suppress the exhaust gases and capture the oil. Otherwise the workbench is covered in oil and it's a little easier to breath.

PS; It will knock out your tune a little, just for run-ins
cool, thank you. i like it.
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