They do work quite well but don’t last, plastic bottles work, polypropylene
Even glass beakers though breakage is common with metal bits hammering the glass, thick polythene zip lock, even nitrile rubber gloves with solvent in are handy ( no pun there) I’ve even seen glassware in condoms!
Wonder what the supplies department made of the lab buying condoms, Texas medium I hope.
Tell me if I'm crazy, but could you use some flood coolant (considering it doesn't cause rust)? I'm worried using a water based solution will encourage rust. Maybe I'm wrong? Awesome idea on the small plastic jars, thanks.
I use tap water with a teaspoon of Dawn for cleaning golf clubs.
You can add a 1/4 cup of white ( cleaning) vinegar and it helps, but leaves a blue tint on some clubs.
I also turn on the heater with this solution.
With tooling and small parts, as soon as it's done you must dry with air and some type of oil, or the rust will grow quickly.
I do a lot of oily/greasy cleanup using oil eater. e.g. cylinder heads come pretty clean with one exception. Heads that have deposits from leaded gasoline don't clean up in anything I have tried, although undiluted pine sol does the best (acidic, which is the best cleaner for inorganic salts)..
My biggest problem is what to do with all the waste water. I have about 10 5gal buckets full of oily greasy water. It's amazing how much oil you can get dissolved in oil eater.
Oily water, leave it open to the atmosphere and the water will evaporate leaving a sludge behind. Before it completely dries, wipe it up into a plastic bag and dispose of it in the trash.
Oh, wait a minute, it's probably not allowed to do that in Calf. At least on the sludge part of it.