Forums Beginner Questions cutting fluid

6 replies, 3 voices Last updated by  gemmakermz 2 weeks, 5 days 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
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    @Mark

    The pre-charged diamond lapse like Crystal light

    #3336

    mark
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    @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
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    @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.

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