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    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for posting a response. The watch cleaners I’m bringing to the hazardous waste roundup are the #212 Waterless Watch Cleaning Solution and the #111 Ultrasonic Watch Cleaning Solution. I guess I’ll dump the #3, and Ultrasonic rinsing solutions along with the cleaners, as they too are well over 1 1/2 years old. That said, they do look crystal clear, if that says anything about their condition.

    Prior to the last bad experience with L&R cleaners, I cleaned out the jars in the mechanical and ultrasonic solutions with denatured alcohol. I suppose if someone hit the watches I’d cleaned with WD40 before I got them, it could have been so contaminated. But I sure didn’t shoot any onto the movements. I don’t remember them being indicative of a WD40 spray victim, but I can’t say for sure.

    I guess it might come down to how many watches one cleans in 1 1/2 years. 10 years ago I might have cleaned enough to warrant getting the 1 gallon bottles. Today it’s very rare that I tear down and service a watch. I’ve gotten into other things, guitar-playing for instance, that have taken my time away from timers. I still like them, and retain a small collection of watches. This includes that little cobalt blue ladies’ (Agassiz-ish) pendant that you helped me fix the winding/setting on a few months back.

    Thanks again.
    Brian W., aka MrRoundel