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    Rollers Cleaning

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    Re: Rollers Cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Boltaction View Post
    This is what myself and the other techs at our company use. Cleans and conditions the rubber, also helps restore the "tackiness" to the rollers when you dry them off.

    I've never used Sel-Sol but isn't it a kind of solvent? I would be hesitant to use it regularly but I may pick some up to try. Otherwise, WD-40 to me is the only way to go.
    I believe it has some alcohol and a rubber conditioner in it. The rollers are tacky when finished.

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    Re: Rollers Cleaning

    Window cleaner works well.But the best way is to replace the rollers.

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    Re: Rollers Cleaning

    Personally I feel the idea around the alcohol drying out the rubber is from the old days. I don't think cleaning rollers with alcohol on a service call once in a while is going to wear them out any quicker. If they need replacing just replace them.

    I use stuff called Stoner plastic surface cleaner. I'm sure it has some alcohol init, but it cleans pretty good and my company gets it for us.

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    Re: Rollers Cleaning

    I have been using paraffin/kerosene for a while and it works real well.
    Whatever

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    Re: Rollers Cleaning

    We use lighter fluid for most feed rolls. Seems to do a great job removing oil/dirt/etc, hasn't excessively dried-out any rollers in 13+ years, and doesn't leave a residue after evaporating. Still use 70/30 IPA mix for things like coronas.

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    Re: Rollers Cleaning

    Ink Be Gone is what we use and have been using for 15 years or more. It doesn't harm plastic (mostly) but cleans and dissolves toner from rollers. It's also great at getting ink off the white pad of the ADF or anywhere else for that matter. It's from Image Supply.

    ISS "Pro-Care" Ink BeGone Gallon #904
    Started in the copier service business in the fall of 1988 and have worked at the same company since then, now the senior tech, since 2006.

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