Cleaning Copper Mesh

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Cleaning Copper Mesh

Postby The Stig » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:44 am

Lets Talk Cleaning Copper Mesh.
The copper mesh we have these days is nowhere near as oily as the old stuff, we asked the factory to degrease it and they went ahead for us.
This doesn’t mean its clean, we still need to clean the mesh before we use it.
I personally like to use the dishwasher for the first clean (without a tablet) this removes the bulk of whatever it is the factory use to clean it up.
Then I soak in a citric acid solution for 24 hours, agitating every time I walk past.
All I do is buy the citric from Woolworths https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/prod ... cid-citric
I will add half the container into about 5 litres of water in a bucket.
Drop in the roll of copper mesh.
If I have other copper bits, they go in at the same time.
I leave the bucket in a well-trafficked area and instruct all who walk past to give the bucket a jiggle.
After 24 hours simply rinse really well with water, I user the garden hose so I have pressure and it’s good to go.
There you have it a nice easy way to clean new copper mesh.
If your cleaning used copper mesh you can simply skip the dishwasher part and follow the rest.
Cheers
Andrew
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Re: Cleaning Copper Mesh

Postby 1 2many » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:17 pm

g'day stig, been a long time. i am glad to hear that the supplier is doing the initial clean, the rolls i bought back in 2013 where covered in oil and did take a bit of work to clean.
I also did a fores run to make sure it was good to go. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Cleaning Copper Mesh

Postby The Stig » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:48 pm

Sorry to hear that mate
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Re: Cleaning Copper Mesh

Postby Rolls912 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:41 pm

I also find cleaning them in the foreshots and early heads works a treat. Then dishwasher.
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Re: Cleaning Copper Mesh

Postby 1 2many » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:56 pm

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Rolls912 wrote:I also find cleaning them in the foreshots and early heads works a treat. Then dishwasher.
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Re: Cleaning Copper Mesh

Postby Onlyalittlebitdodge » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:10 pm

1/2 tspn in the dishwasher at 45 degrees for 30 minutes works reasonably well. even does the rinse cycle :)
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