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Gavin Fawcett

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Post Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:01 pm

Advice, views on Cleaning Fluids please?

Hi,
i have been buying cleaning fluids from jag sign supplies
http://www.jagsignsupplies.com/aqshop/catalogue.php?id=1349

but been looking around an i can get some Iso-propyl Alcohol 70% or even 99% does it matter what the percentage.



Hi does anyone have the Quinny Logo?
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Post Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:08 pm

The higher % the better. The diluted stuff usually dries slower though, which gives you time to polish it off. Probably will not make a huge different in cleaning, but the higher the dilution, the more probability that it will leave contaminates on the surface.
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Post Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:30 pm

Wot the man said above. :D

We use 99%.
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Post Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:34 pm

Same as them :D
Print one do 99% at a reasonable price, in 1 and 5 litres if you dont use vast quantities.

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Post Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:53 am

Thanks all for the quick replies, :D
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Post Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:08 am

Oh yes, and the 70 % will give you a hangover. :D
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Post Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:32 am

what kind of cloth would you use to put this on if you where cleaning off a car for example with white paper or a cloth
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Post Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:54 am

Kevin I aways use micro fiber cloths, great and lint free, use for a vehicle and throw in the washing machine.
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Post Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:17 pm

i use isoprop in 25ltr drums, comes with a pump valve so we just fill smaller bottles as and when needed.

i use white paper towel on a roll. lint free clothes are recommended.
don't use coloured cloth or paper towel as sometimes the cleaning fluid activates the colour dye and can stain a white vehicle body. especially if its a respray.
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Post Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:01 pm

Do you guys use this for cleaning all products before applying vinyl?

Apart form what Rob mentioned above is there any other potential problems with Iso-prop?
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Post Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:59 pm

I dont use IPA as we have been talking about. I use Avery surface cleaner for all my cleaning, after using many products I find this is the best and removes all traces of dirt and wax, IPA on its own I think does not remove things like tree sap and I fit away for where the vehicle sign can be washed first making Avery surface cleaner the one for me.
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Post Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:57 pm

with Rich on the avery cleaner not cheap but like the smell
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Post Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:49 pm

We have been using some white paper towels on the boarding etc and manmade fibre cloths on vehicle panels and glass.
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Post Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:12 am

Richard Urquhart wrote:I dont use IPA as we have been talking about. I use Avery surface cleaner for all my cleaning, after using many products I find this is the best and removes all traces of dirt and wax, IPA on its own I think does not remove things like tree sap and I fit away for where the vehicle sign can be washed first making Avery surface cleaner the one for me.


I've moved over to the Avery Cleaner too. Excellent cleaner, Less of a workplace issue when working on site too.
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Post Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:51 pm

Has anyone out there used white vinegar?
It is said to work very good for dissolving lots of different filth.
I haven't tried it yet though.
I'll give it a try and let you all know.
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Post Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:52 am

WD40 great for removing tar stains.

then I wash with warm water and use Avery Surface cleaner to prep paintwork and clean off any WD40 residue
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Post Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:20 am

Phil Craddock wrote:WD40 great for removing tar stains.

then I wash with warm water and use Avery Surface cleaner to prep paintwork and clean off any WD40 residue


Phil, Avery Surface cleaner removes tar anyway doesn't it?... mine does anyway...
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Post Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:28 am

it does but sometimes like this week I had a MINI here with 8 year old stripes that when the old vinyl was taken off it left all the adhesive - so washed the bonnet in WD40 for 20 mins then cleaned off with Surface cleaner and viola almost like new :D
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Post Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:46 am

"tar and glue remover" can be bought in lots of places, particularly auto valet supply companies and is inexpensive. it will eat into and remove even the heaviest of adhesive in minutes. once clean, just wipe down with Isoprop and Bobs your aunties uncle! :wink:

i haven't tried the Avery cleaner, sounds pretty good. but been using the same chemicals for years and never had any problem's, so never had a need to venture onto something new. ill ask for prices and compare... :D
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Post Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:54 am

I agree Rob, when you find something you are comfortable using there is no need to change ;)

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