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Old 23 January 2015, 20:48   #1
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Simple green ok on Hypalon?

Is Simple Green safe to use to clean hypalon?

I believe its silicon and solvents I should be avoiding?
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Old 24 January 2015, 12:12   #2
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You don't want to use silicone as it will inhibit any glues from adhering after application. Most normal solvents (acetone, MEK, alcohol) are OK as long as they're not in contact for long periods of time. Quite a few people on here clean using a quick wipe with acetone or, for longer work time, MEK (doesn't evaporate as fast as acetone.)

For most cleaning, soap and water and a stiff natural or nylon bristled brush will do OK. Though I recall you had some delamination problems; you may want to avoid brushes altogether.

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Old 24 January 2015, 19:46   #3
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its only one spot of delam, its a tiny spot. but i agree if its lifts edges then maybe a brush isnt good idea.

what about those magic eraser pads, they take perm marker off a wall :-)

Simple green seems to get talked about a lot, so it doesnt have anything harmful to hypalon tubes?
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Old 25 January 2015, 02:03   #4
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Well put it this way...I have used Simple Green to clean my scuba regulators as it won't damage the plastic and rubber components, plus it is non toxic. I use the stuff all the time in my sonic cleaner. Diluted there isn't much I wouldn't use Simple Green on.
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I used SoftScrub on my hypalon tubes to kill some mildew. It's a thick bleach based household cleaner in the USA. Used plenty of denatured alcohol when I was doing repairs. Hypalon is pretty impervious to most things. It was marketed as being gasoline proof.

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