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toshibadale
02-15-2011, 07:58 PM
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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A\ztech
02-15-2011, 08:01 PM
WD-40 I didn't believe it either till I tried it

Eric1968
02-15-2011, 08:15 PM
Just water.

ZOOTECH
02-15-2011, 08:52 PM
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.

blackcat4866
02-16-2011, 01:33 AM
I've been using Contractor's De-Solv-It Orange-Sol for quite a few years, with success. =^..^=

CCS
02-16-2011, 03:32 PM
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.

jonhiker
02-16-2011, 04:11 PM
Orange solvent if they are really bad. either water or windex if it justs needs a little touch up.

luis8832
02-16-2011, 04:15 PM
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.

jonezy999
02-16-2011, 10:28 PM
spray and whipe does the job for me.

mrwho
02-16-2011, 10:35 PM
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.

kyocera.team
02-25-2011, 03:20 PM
WD-40 or water that's all

NeoMatrix
03-24-2011, 11:41 PM
I mainly use good old Metholated Spirits (alcohol) to clean feed tyres and charge rollers... For those that know, metho has a double advantage if there is some orange juice in the fridge (Joking)...

WD-40 is a Hydrocarbon base solvent. The light oil used in the WD-40 will make the rubber swell up. It doesn't really matter about Feed tyres swelling up but it will matter if people use it on rubber seals and the alike.

The expansion of rubber seals is a technique we used in hydrolics to get more life out of worn out hydrolic ram seals.

I will give the WD-40 a try on some feed tyres to see how it goes. Thanks for the tip if it works...

rukshan4u2c
03-31-2011, 09:26 AM
WD40 works well for a short period (until you step out the customer), well i'd tried this many years back after sometime the rubber tire gets perish and it will spoil the retard pad too. I suggest clean water and wash with soap if can. If not make some cuts across the tire with a use of a Fine Cutter (sharpened knife) it will work for a longer period this method works good in toshiba models & xerox.

vincent64
03-31-2011, 11:46 AM
I have found Simple Green and a green schotch brite pad to do wonders on transport rollers, and on feed rollers too, but if the feed rollers are in question, I change them, learned early on, feed rollers are cheap, compared to a call back, cause there is always time to change them on the call back.

timkhj
04-04-2011, 08:04 PM
I have found Simple Green and a green schotch brite pad to do wonders on transport rollers, and on feed rollers too, but if the feed rollers are in question, I change them, learned early on, feed rollers are cheap, compared to a call back, cause there is always time to change them on the call back.

Alcohol or "Rubber Rejuvenator" (leftover from old duplicator days) for the transport rollers and such, and almost always just replace feed tires unless just dirty with full tread. Not worth the callback.

CT Copier Repair
04-04-2011, 08:08 PM
WD40 only WD40
if WD40 doesn't get you good feed replace them
I clean them once and note it on the machine
next call for jamming they get replaced

KenB
04-04-2011, 11:12 PM
Speaking of WD-40, I've always used it to clean the factory grease from spring clutches after it breaks down and starts getting sticky.

One good cleaning, then coat with the light grease of your choice.

seeb
04-05-2011, 03:32 AM
Been using a solution of 50% simple green 50% water. Then hit them with a little alcohol. Works good.

JustManuals
04-05-2011, 04:06 AM
Alcohol dries out rubber.

Joel
04-05-2011, 07:42 AM
yap ur right alcohol dries rubber its much better to clean them with soap and water

CraigW
04-05-2011, 01:12 PM
I use diluted Simple Green for dusty/dirty feed tires.

As for WD-40...the last of our gallon of Fedron ran out about a year ago and not getting anymore. WD-40 has been a good substitute but just not the same capabilities as fedron. Also, I have not been able to carry it in my tools. I use the small glass Tester paint bottles and it will leak out regardless. I have to keep it upright in my other tools.

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