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    Rubber rejuvenator? any suggestions

    when cleaning feed rollers in copiers etc. we used to used alcohol, but that dries out rollers and shortens their natural life.

    for years we have used a product called HL Platten cleaner, by coopers, that we would get from Katun, but we cannot seem to find it any more.

    We are looking for product that will extend the natural life of rollers. any suggestions?


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    Re: Rubber rejuvenator? any suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Waylon View Post
    when cleaning feed rollers in copiers etc. we used to used alcohol, but that dries out rollers and shortens their natural life.

    for years we have used a product called HL Platten cleaner, by coopers, that we would get from Katun, but we cannot seem to find it any more.

    We are looking for product that will extend the natural life of rollers. any suggestions?
    We have used WD-40 for the feed rollers that are rubber, not the neoprene ones though. Spray a cloth, not the rollers, and rub in. It works great on Sharp's resist rollers, removing paper dust and gives the hard rubber a soft touch. Just be sure to wipe down the rollers after cleaning.

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    Re: Rubber rejuvenator? any suggestions

    I've had good results from De-Solv-It Contractors Solvent. It's orange oil based, and works well on rubber (tires), neoprene (tires), plastic (covers), adhesive, but not so well on metal. Similar chemical combinations are used in floor wax stripper which works well also. =^..^=

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    Re: Rubber rejuvenator? any suggestions

    I have used a product called " Simple Green "
    cut it with water at 60/40 and it works great on all rollers in the machine.

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    For actual rubber rollers I use Blow Off brand rubber rejuvenator. Works well although it does have an oder to it so be carefull in a customers office.

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    Re: Rubber rejuvenator? any suggestions

    Like ZOOTECH, I like using WD40. I've been using it for years to clean rubber rollers that are just dirty. And as I leave my tech tool case in the car, it is nice that WD40 doesn't freeze when temps get below 32F. Plus, it cleans off troublesome tape glue and a good deal of pen ink, too (although alcohol is usually best for most of that). While it is not adequate as a general purpose lubricant, when used carefully it has gotten me out of some nagging noise problems long enough that I was able to replace the affected parts, too.


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    Re: Rubber rejuvenator? any suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonerbomb View Post
    For actual rubber rollers I use Blow Off brand rubber rejuvenator. Works well although it does have an oder to it so be carefull in a customers office.
    Great product, yes will offend customers and eat plastic! so be careful with it.

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    Re: Rubber rejuvenator? any suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by JR2ALTA View Post
    Great product, yes will offend customers and eat plastic! so be careful with it.

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    For me it does not make sense to use "oil based" cleaners on rubber rollers.How do you get rid of all that
    oil sticking on the rollers

    In the past I always used Formula A from Xerox, now I am using Denatured alcohol 96% with acetone with good results.


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    Re: Rubber rejuvenator? any suggestions

    +1 for WD40


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    Re: Rubber rejuvenator? any suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by jose antonio View Post
    For me it does not make sense to use "oil based" cleaners on rubber rollers.How do you get rid of all that
    oil sticking on the rollers
    The rubber is cleaned well. Any residual oil feeds off on the first piece of paper passed.

    The only negative is that orange oil based cleaners cannot be used on plastics that are heated, like fuser covers. Extra solvent tends to collect in the screw valleys, then when heated attacks the plastic. The result is that your fuser cover falls off. =^..^=

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