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Machine Cleaning

Posted by CS from IP: 24.247.36.105 on 01/16/14
Michigan

After each tattoo i wipe my machine down with cavicide on a paper towel before putting them away, and i let them sit out for a bit and dry while i finish cleaning the area. Seeing as cavicide should remain wet for 6 min, and im sure mine are dry within maybe 2, do you guys spray your machines right down? Ive been taught different things from a few different people, and would just like a few more opinions to base mine off of. I feel like drenching the machine is going to cause problems over time, rust and corrosion. So what do you guys think?



 
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RE:Machine Cleaning

Posted by Q from IP: 97.102.70.230 on 01/17/14
GA

As far as rust and corrosion I believe it depends on the material of the frame for the most part. You can keep some 3in1 oil handy for after you wipe down and let your machine dry. I think the best thing to do is bag your machines each and every time then wipe down and oil occasionally after dry. Some of the frames on rotaries are autoclavable these days which is nice.. but bag your shit doh and you should be fine


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RE:Machine Cleaning

Posted by CS from IP: 24.247.36.105 on 01/17/14
Michigan

Ya i always cover everything. Just wondering what others thought about the topic. Thanks for the reply man.


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Posted by tat2edsoda2000 from IP: 98.191.129.226 on 01/17/14
wichita,ks

that was always on my mind as well. i would wipe them down real well too but fell even bagged there getting contaminated still cause of over spray and stuff the machine just does. ever turn your machine over and look at the bottom of your a bar ? i feel just clean it how you would and take care watch the clean hand dirty hand methods from the old days and it helps and i change after touching and wrapping machines up after. i started using the spectra halo that i love and on top of you can lay the machine bodes (with out the motor) on a paper fowl and drench them with what ever solution you use in your shop.


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Posted by inkaddictbabe from IP: 71.220.154.35 on 01/17/14
ontario, oregon, usa

I would do what he mentioned above with the oil. I have Sobas and I bag them but spray them down with Cavacide just to make sure too. I also make sure to use 96% rubbing alcohol just to make sure I cut down on any build up cleaners might cause. If you file on certain parts of your machines now and then , it will help with the rust too.


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