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    Re: Keeping your welding magnets clean

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.ed
    You can grind out the rivets and install screws. This way when you take the sides off the chips fall off..
    Now thats a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Keeping your welding magnets clean

    Funny I was going to start a thread on cleaning magnets as I am fed up as well of fuzzy magnets. The idea of grinding out the rivots to replace with screws is an excellent idear

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    Re: Keeping your welding magnets clean

    I use brake clean and a rag.....gets them all and cleans up the red painted part as well.

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    Re: Keeping your welding magnets clean

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorDuke View Post
    Anyone have a trick to keeping these things clean?
    I find that they pick up all the dust and shavings from cut'n and grind'n and become rather useless untill you clean them off which is not all that easy.
    I just bought 5 of the Cen-Tech brand at Harbor Freight. They were on the clearance table for $4 per piece.

    To remove the chips, just turn the switch to "OFF". Gotta love that!

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    Re: Keeping your welding magnets clean

    That's awesome! We have a HF here now.
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    Re: Keeping your welding magnets clean

    Wrap in a plastic bag. Remove plastic bag with steel dust.

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    Re: Keeping your welding magnets clean

    I keep them stuck to the under side of my welding bench, Takes care of 90% of the problem.

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    Re: Keeping your welding magnets clean

    Cover the magnet with silicone and let it dry then peel all the metal shavings off in the dry silicone. Repeat as necessary. YMMV Sean

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    Re: Keeping your welding magnets clean

    I use a zip-lock bag to store them. If they get shavings or grinding dust on them, I use a wire brush (instead of my fingers) and the stuff comes off pretty easily. I like to clean them up after using them, so they go back in the bag clean and ready to go the next time they are needed.

    The silicone is a good idea, but I try not to use the stuff around any of my cars or metal that will someday need to be painted (silicone fisheyes paint far too easily). For a shop where this might not be an issue, I think it's a great idea.

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    Re: Keeping your welding magnets clean

    Quote Originally Posted by sak778 View Post
    Cover the magnet with silicone and let it dry then peel all the metal shavings off in the dry silicone. Repeat as necessary. YMMV Sean
    Hey forgot to say to the forum. I saw that your post was the first and you just joined us.

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