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Old 28 July 2016, 17:22   #1
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Best cleaner to buy MEK or Toluene

Have got some patching on both my Hypalon & friend PVC boat so wondered which cleaner would be best to buy ??

they are both roughly about the same price £25' ish for 10 litres

Toluene
10 LITRE PURE 99.9% TOLUENE THINNERS METHYLBENZENE 10L 10000ML CLEANER TOLUOL | eBay

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10 LITRE PURE 99.9% MEK METHYL ETHYL KETONE SOLVENT 10L 2-BUTANONE | eBay


Aslo which glues / best place to buy from please (for both hypalon & PVC)

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Old 29 July 2016, 06:27   #2
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Anyone have any recommendations please ??


MEK or Toluene ?
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I think its been discussed many many times before Fred
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I think its been discussed many many times before Fred
I searched it & could only find a post by the yanks who were finding it difficult to purchase one of them !
Thought it would of been a quite simple reply for those with experience of this sort of thing !!

I also did a search yesterday on cleaning hulls but was really surprised when again I didn't really find much !, apart from every thread with the word hull in it !!

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Technically, toluene should be used for hypalon/csm/neoprene surfaces. It is typically a similar solvent to what is found in the glue, and it is not very aggressive. It can be used for deactivation and reactivation of the chloroprene glue used for bonding those types of materials.

Same for MEK, it is specified for use with PVC/PU. It is also similar to what is found in the glue, so it can be used for deactivation and reactiviation of polyurethane type inflatable boat glues. However, it is EXTREMELY aggressive...this is the key, since it chemically abrades the PVC. It is a vital step to the gluing process.

With that being said, Pennel & Flipo actually recommends MEK for bonding their ORCA csm/hypalon material.

I would get both.

If I had to choose though, I'd get MEK.
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Thanks for replies Guys

Willk - when I first saw ur reply was use google search, I thought u were taking the P, but theres some good stuff there - Thanks
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Fred you can get some good info on you tube too.

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Thanks for replies Guys

Willk - when I first saw ur reply was use google search, I thought u were taking the P, but theres some good stuff there - Thanks

Come on you thought Willk was taking the pi££ never couldn't be he's not the type!!😂🍻


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