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    Cleaning Feed Tires

    What do you use to clean feed rollers? One of my guys swear by WD-40. I've always used 70% alcohol.

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    WD-40 I didn't believe it either till I tried it


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    Just water.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A\ztech View Post
    WD-40 I didn't believe it either till I tried it
    Yup, WD-40 works great at removing paper dust and reconditioning the rubber; just don't use on the clear neoprene rollers.

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    I've been using Contractor's De-Solv-It Orange-Sol for quite a few years, with success. =^..^=

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    For so many years past in the industry alot of us had been using alcohol, but it is theory now that the alcohol dries the rubber out too much and shortens the life of the roller.
    Need to try and use something that kind of reconditions the rubber some, several things work,
    one that is basically free is a soap-water mix like Dawn or Palmolive works real good, you would think too slick/greasy=but when it dries 10 minutes the roller will become really tacky again.
    Another product that really works well is called "Mean Green" from the Dollar Store, its a general muilti-purpose cleaner/degreaser, buy it by the gallon or the quart, mix it 50/50 with water and boy this stuff really works the best I've found, another plus to it is that is cleans any part of the rest of machine well also...
    Now WD-40, I will have to give that a try, but I can see how it would probably recondition the rubber as well.
    There are alot of solvents out there that will do the job, but I would not use alcohol anymore, just my 2 cents.


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    Orange solvent if they are really bad. either water or windex if it justs needs a little touch up.


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    I have used wd-40, i have also used a spray called rubber rejuvenator. they both work excellent. I also agree with the soap and water.


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    spray and whipe does the job for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A\ztech View Post
    WD-40 I didn't believe it either till I tried it
    Same here! Ever since I tried it, I ditched those manufacturer-made products (like Konica's Belt Cleaning) in favor of WD-40. BUT just for the regular opaque-gray rollers - the transparent ones I get better results with just alchool.

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