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    Dispersent??

    So we recently ran out of "dispersant" which we used to clean main drive gears and such. The stuff we used had no odor and wasn't flammable. We have used the last of our supply but cannot find out what the stuff is called or where to get more.. The owner swears its just lighter fluid but that has a strong odor and is flammable.. what does everyone else use to clean machines??


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    Re: Dispersent??

    Paraffin Lamp Oil is chemically very similar, but flammable with little odor. I hate to tell you, but Dispersant is quite flammable. We used to use it in Coleman Lanterns. =^..^=

    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
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    Re: Dispersent??

    Yeah I tried and it is flammable.. does the paraffin oil clean the parts well?? and I guess another question would be does it conduct?? I am one of two techs here and we both have no clue what we are using.. it was in a clear square bottle that had dispersant hand written on it.. I know it cleans the main motor gears well even with out taking off the gears.. evaps fairly fast too..


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    Re: Dispersent??

    Lamp Oil works nicely on removing adhesive from drums ... BUT never get it on the neoprene drum blade or rollers. It does bad things to neoprene rubber. Be sure to rinse with alcohol before the blade comes in contact.

    For de-greasing gears, cleaning all rubber or plastics I use Contractors De-Solv-It. It's an orange oil based product, look for the chemical name limolene. As far as I know it doesn't harm anything, even me. It smells nice, like orange juice, but tastes more like bar soap (I don't drink it, but sometimes you get it on your fingers ... ). I'll even use it on the copyboard glass when there's a lot of ink, but you'll have to rinse with glass cleaner to remove the oily residue.

    http://www.orange-sol.com/contractors/
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    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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