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Old 24 November 2012, 17:04   #21
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Thanks for all suggestions, will give it a try tommorow or monday if it stops raining.
We do know who done it, someone who got drunk next door and thought it funny to throw paint around.
He didnt think it funny when police took him away.
Its in a back garden,normaly safe from scum who do this sort of thing.

The idiot was drunk , but no excuse, there is lots of stuff damaged by the paint including a 140hp johnson, a few kiddies garden toys, and the patio dont look too clever now.

But will take onboard all suggestions and see what we can do.
The sides are more the important bits, the underneath i think will be the easier part to clean.

thanks for everyones help on this, strange topic.


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Old 25 November 2012, 19:32   #22
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definately would not use paint stripper it melts windscreen rubbers so I guess it will melt hypalon too
Car weatherstripping if usually EPDM. Completely different animal than hypalon.

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Old 26 November 2012, 05:18   #23
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The usual solvent for degreasing and cleaning HYPOLON is TOLUENE and can be bought as M501 from chandleries or people like POLYMARINE OR IBS in the UK.
This is safe to use and although not the strongest solvent in the world hopefully it should do the trick.
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the usual solvent for degreasing and cleaning hypolon is toluene and can be bought as m501 from chandleries or people like polymarine or ibs in the uk.
this is safe to use and although not the strongest solvent in the world hopefully it should do the trick.
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just to make clear - what i think ribfixer means - is it is 'safe' for the hypalon. It does require some sensible precautions for the user.
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Old 26 November 2012, 08:42   #25
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Bigmuz7 - looks like my information is out of date. Some time ago I was given a tour of the Hammerite production facility at Pridhoe, up north. They boasted of the xylene recovery system - flipping expensive stuff to allow to escape and not good for the environment. They explained its "being I the same family" as toluene. I am not a chemist nor wish to pass myself off as one.
From what I can remember the best advise from them if there was a spillage or as in this case vandalism, don't delay trying to shift it. It can take weeks to cure fully but after 24hrs is already well on the way to permanent bonding.

Hope the OP has had some luck getting it off the tubes.
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just to make clear - what i think ribfixer means - is it is 'safe' for the hypalon. It does require some sensible precautions for the user.
Absolutely correct perfectly safe for the HYPOLON , the user must read safety precautions on tin.Highly flammable and good ventilation a must,rubber gloves and eye protection also required.
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