Forums Beginner Questions cutting fluid

7 replies, 4 voices Last updated by tkishkape 5 years, 6 months ago
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    • #3332

      mark
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      @Mark

      Does anybody know if you can reuse your cutting fluid if it’s filtered ?
      Mark

    • #3334

      Alan Balmer
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      @alanbalmer

      I suppose, but I don’t use enough cutting fluid to bother. It’s either water or a thin film of WD-40. What kind of laps are you using? What cutting fluid?

    • #3335

      mark
      Participant
      @Mark

      The pre-charged diamond lapse like Crystal light

    • #3336

      mark
      Participant
      @Mark

      The fluidit’s just a pre-mixture with water

    • #3340

      Alan Balmer
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      @alanbalmer

      OK, the bonded Crystalite laps do need a moderate water drip. I don’t see why you can’t filter and reuse it, but I would not use the same liquid for polishing. Remember, we’re talking about sub-micron particles, and the filter probably isn’t that good. Personally, if I use a bonded lap, I use distilled water (88 cents a gallon at Wal-Mart) and a couple drops of Jet-Dry. Dawn dish soap will work, too.

    • #3341

      mark
      Participant
      @Mark

      You’re too much on thanks I’m going to try the soap

    • #4948

      gemmakermz
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      @gemmakermz

      alan’s right you only need enough dripping to remove cuttings and unless your in the middle of a desert i wouldn’t reuse the water, i’ve never used soaps or other fluids on them. and i’ve been cutting for 53 yrs. i have handy irrigation water but wont use it because of possible contaminants.

    • #5055

      tkishkape
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      @tkishkape

      I use filtered tap water with a couple of drops of Dawn Liquid for cutting, but only distilled water for polishing.

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