General Cleaning Instructions.
Do not use scrapers, wire brushes, abrasive wheels, or compounds when cleaning parts unless called for in
detailed instructions. These procedures may alter size of machined surface and may weaken a stressed
Dry Cleaning Solvent
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 (safety or Stoddards solvent) is potentially dangerous. Avoid repeated and
prolonged breathing of vapors and skin contact with the liquid. Do not use near open flame, arcing
equipment or other ignition sources. Always wear eye protection and protective clothing. The flash point of
P-D-680 is 100 to 138 deg. F (30 to 59 deg. C).
Whenever dry cleaning solvent is recommended for cleaning, use item 10, Appendix B.
Mineral spirits are toxic to skin, eyes, and lungs. Skin and eye protection is required. Avoid prolonged or
repeated contact. Good, general ventilation is normally adequate.
Gasoline, Diesel Fuel
Never use gasoline or diesel fuel to clean parts.
All freons are asphyxiants and are toxic to skin and eyes. Skin and eye protection is required. Use only in a
well ventilated area. Freons are used to clean any parts that normally come in direct contact with hydraulic
1,1,1 Trichloroethane is toxic to skin, eyes and lungs. Skin and eye protection is required. Avoid prolonged
or repeated contact. Good, general ventilation is normally adequate.
Heavy oil and grease may be removed with a degreasing machine filled with 1,1,1 Trichloroethane. All parts
shall be dipped in rust preventive oil after removal from machine.