O2 clean tool

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NWA7265

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How do you guys clean tools to be used with your o2 clean regs? I need a Hex key socket for the DIN part of the reg. Also for valves that are being o2 cleaned and rebuilt.

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acetone
 

sea_ledford

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Since the tool won't see high pressure o2, it just needs to not have contaminants on it.

Scrub them with some dishwashing detergent in hot water to get any oils off, make sure you rinse well, then maybe something like acetone would work. If you just have a couple tools, it's probably worth having specific ones for O2 use.

Don't share them with your car tools!
 

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I have dedicated tools for doing regs and before I start a reassembly I clean the tools in simple green then rinse and wipe dry.
 

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I have dedicated tools for reg service and treat all regs as possibly being used for O2 service. Simplifies the process and maintains consistency. You only need to clean the tools well once when you get them. Keep them dry and separated from other tools. Wipe down with microfiber or other cloth that will not leave fibers on them. If you feel you need to, keep them in a ziplock bag. I don't. They just stay in a drawer on my service bench. Unless you are dipping your tools in motor oil, you don't need to O2 clean them. Just keep them wiped down and dry so they don't rust.
 

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Thanks everyone for the info I planned on buying new tools for reg/valve servicing so when I get them I’ll give them a good scrub down and then keep them in a clean place for use. Thanks!
 
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