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Old 07 November 2015, 12:44   #11
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If any of our Australian members have anything to add, I would be most interested as we have different products here.

My tube guy keeps telling me to use Acetone VERY CAREFULLY, but I am not sure I have the right technique as it only cleans a patch and then for some reason seems to not clean anymore.
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Old 07 November 2015, 18:10   #12
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Oz member. Using acetone safely is an oxymoron. You need to use gallons of the stuff on PVC with continuous clean rags to make a difference and yes it is very bad for the tubes. Not recommended. The reason they come so clean is because your literally wiping off the top layer of material. On coloured PVC have a look at the rag after wiping. Not sustainable.

We use a fair bit of the Following in the workshop. Orange C by Citraforce, Polymarine from UK. Dilute isopropanol is also good for spot cleans.
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Oz member. Using acetone safely is an oxymoron. You need to use gallons of the stuff on PVC with continuous clean rags to make a difference and yes it is very bad for the tubes. Not recommended. The reason they come so clean is because your literally wiping off the top layer of material. On coloured PVC have a look at the rag after wiping. Not sustainable.

We use a fair bit of the Following in the workshop. Orange C by Citraforce, Polymarine from UK. Dilute isopropanol is also good for spot cleans.
Thank you Patch. That makes a lot of sense.
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