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siberiaguy

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Rubber Cleaner for Sticky Puck?
« on: March 22, 2006, 03:19:36 PM »

I was hoping someone here could offer a home remedy.
I was using isopropyl to clean only the metal tape guides when a few drops got on to the rubber of the outgoing idler puck of my M79.  
I immediately tried to wipe it off but soon found myself in trouble.  The puck has become VERY sticky.
Any ideas on how to get rid of the stickiness?

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compasspnt

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Re: Rubber Cleaner for Sticky Puck?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006, 05:15:41 PM »


How old is the roller on the 3M?

I would bet it is replacement time.  Once they start sticking, that's about it.  You can get one here:

http://www.jrfmagnetics.com/index.html?JRF_mainframe=/audiop rices.html

And, there's another place where I usually go, but I will have to track it down.



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siberiaguy

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Re: Rubber Cleaner for Sticky Puck?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2006, 06:30:06 PM »

 
I'm afraid you're right.  Time for a new one.
I was hoping for some miracle home remedy.  

Thank you!
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Jolly Ted

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Re: Rubber Cleaner for Sticky Puck?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2006, 02:06:27 AM »

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The manufacturer of the M79 polyurethane pucks to JRF is Athan.
You can buy then from either Athan or JRF, as well as other sources.

Go to    http://www.athan.com/cgi-local/store.cgi?sid=5779323916& cat2=1039

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Ted Jolly
GRS Systems
http://www.grssystems.com

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Teddy G.

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Re: Rubber Cleaner for Sticky Puck?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2006, 01:40:21 PM »

You could try this:

http://www.markertek.com/Product.asp?baseItem=RBR100L-2& cat=CLEANING&subcat=&prodClass=CHEMICALS&mfg=&am p;search=0&off=

Even if you decide to go ahead and replace the puck, it may be of some value with your new one? Though NOTE - the opperative word, here, may be "RUBBER"? Newer, high-quality, pucks were NOT "rubber", far as I know..? Polyethelene, as mentioned, I guess..? I used them I didn't "spec'" 'em... Agreeing with the previous poster, I believe the later ones just "wiped off" with almost a bare rag(?) until they "died"..?

While I've never uses THIS brand/version of "Rubber Drive Cleaner", years ago there was another product of same name... If you do get some of the new stuff, and it's like the old stuff(?), I always cleaned the roller first with the RDC, then, lightly, with de-natured alcohol(The OLD stuff left alot of "residue")... Kind've a process, but it worked-out very well.
Last I had of the old stuff I used to restore an old pin printer roller(And I mean RESTORE!). Worked beautifully after, for as long as I used that printer...

TG
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Re: Rubber Cleaner for Sticky Puck?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2006, 07:38:13 PM »

FYI, for when you get that new one, I have found that of everything I've tried for cleaning rubber capstans and idlers and pinch rollers, etc Formula 409 works the best.  Even better than that rubber rejeuvenator stuff.
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Re: Rubber Cleaner for Sticky Puck?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2006, 08:49:52 AM »

Here's the info on the Athan polyurethane cleaner. Believe me...it works very well and leaves the pucks clean as brand new with no residue! See below for more info.

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Ted Jolly
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http://www.grssystems.com


Full details HERE:   http://www.athan.com/cgi-local/store.cgi?sid=5779323916& product=1171

http://www.athan.com/assets/images/ATH-500-CS.jpg
   
Cleaning Solution, 8 oz.
Athan P/N: ATH-500-CS, OEM P/N:

PRICE: $10.00
 

CLEANING SOLUTION FOR ALL POLYURETHANE PINCH ROLLERS.

This cleaning solution is recommended for all of Athan Corporation's polyurethane products.

Athan's cleaning solution will not cause the roller's material to dry up, as compared to using isopropyl alcohol. Therefore, your rollers will last longer.

This solution will not leave any film or residue on the surface, even if the part is not dried completely.

Athan's cleaning solution is enviromentally safe and odor free

  http://www.athan.com/cgi-local/store.cgi?sid=5779323916& product=1171

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Re: Rubber Cleaner for Sticky Puck?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2006, 04:31:31 AM »

Pinch rollers going gooey is the weirdest thing.  It is like, fine one day, and the next its a gooey mess.  It seems that quick anyways.  When this has happened on my decks, I just replaced the roller.  They were 5-6 years old at least in each case anyways.

Does anyone know why this happens?

It actually happend to the rubber (or whatever) feet on my laptop.  One day I went to pack it up for work and the center foot was stuck to the table.  As time went by the others gooed-out as well.

Strange world.

Chris
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Re: Rubber Cleaner for Sticky Puck?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2006, 08:05:24 AM »

indoor air ionizers and such will kill rubber in months. Ill bet you got one?!
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Re: Rubber Cleaner for Sticky Puck?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2006, 11:25:08 PM »

If you were referring to my pucks and laptop feet going goop on me, no, we don't have any air ionization equipment.  Interesting bit of knowledge though.  Not to question your credibility, but is that a documented fact or something you've experienced in practice?

Chris
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Re: Rubber Cleaner for Sticky Puck?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2006, 12:39:05 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone

I believe the fact that the third oxygen atom is so loosely bonded to the molecule in ozone is what makes is so highly reactive.

Bad for all kinds of stuff, not just lungs.
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