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Stripping Silicone Coating

Q. I need to strip a silicone coating from a small coaxial cable. We currently use a heated ultrasonic cleaner with about 1.5 gallon reservoir with a pretty harsh solvent. We need an explosion proof heated ultrasonic cleaner or a recommendation.

A. In this case, we can definitely provide a recommendation.  If you want to avoid having to use an explosion proof ultrasonic with a solvent, we recommend you use a very hot 2-3% Detonox® Ultimate Precision Cleaner (20 – 30 mL/L) or 3-5% Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner (30 – 50 g/L) to remove silicon oil residues from a coaxial cable. Be sure to use very hot rinse water at the same temperature as the wash solution to avoid breaking the emulsions that form and redepositing the silicon oil. Note that Alconox will not remove silicone rubber.  It will remove silicone oils and grease, so it will depend on the nature of the silicone coating.

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