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Rubbing Alcohol
« on: April 09, 2020, 01:48:00 PM »
Hi Guys

I'm looking for a supplier of Rubbing Alcohol, not model railway related but i can always use it for that later. I am cleaning up my home cinema speakers, long story but they have a rubber coating on them that goes sticky and they end up looking bad covered in fluff, KEF eggs if there are any Home Cinema buffs reading this.

Anyhow the price of this stuff seems to have gone crazy during the current crisis, i'm sure the same people have 4 billion toilet rolls in the house  :smiley-laughing:

Does anybody know of a supplier that will post this stuff, ideally 1/2 a litre or a litre would be ideal.

Anybody help ?

Kind Regards
Craig

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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2020, 02:16:26 PM »
Global stocks have been diverted for making hand sanitiser etc at the moment. Anyone who does have stock is charging a fortune for it - that supplier Chris linked to is charging 26 for 1 litre. My normal supplier is Hexeal Chemicals, they charge 15 for five one litre bottles. However they've removed it from their site at the moment.

Something like GooGone, which is designed for the exact purpose, is probably a better solution for now. Or possibly acetone, depending on the material.

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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2020, 02:23:25 PM »
I normally get mine from APC Pure, they too have removed it from sale for the moment.
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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2020, 03:21:39 PM »
Global stocks have been diverted for making hand sanitiser etc at the moment. Anyone who does have stock is charging a fortune for it - that supplier Chris linked to is charging 26 for 1 litre. My normal supplier is Hexeal Chemicals, they charge 15 for five one litre bottles. However they've removed it from their site at the moment.

Something like GooGone, which is designed for the exact purpose, is probably a better solution for now. Or possibly acetone, depending on the material.

Ah. Didn't realise that. Sorry for the misplaced optimism...  :confused1:

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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 03:28:59 PM »
I might be cheaper using petrol at this rate.

This is what i'm wanting it for


I looked up the stuff he is using, it's now 110 for 5 litres !  :o

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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 03:36:07 PM »
I was going to suggest trying surgical spirit which is our go-to gentle cleaner, but that's probably all disappeared as well...

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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 04:13:31 PM »
I would use lighter fuel.

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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 04:21:53 PM »
wd40 might be  worth a try,it gets sticky tape residue of cables a treat.

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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 06:58:38 PM »
As others have said, IPA is in short supply. I use it for cleaning things as well as on my 3D resin printer. It is normally cheap but right now, way overpriced, even when you can get it.

Have you also considered using methylated spirits, as it cleans most things but it can also strip paint off so be careful.

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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2020, 07:16:47 PM »
Not sure if it would work for what you need to do but olive oil is great for removing sticky residue.

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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2020, 11:18:56 AM »
But how do you remove the olive oil residue ?

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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2020, 11:35:21 AM »
But how do you remove the olive oil residue ?

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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2020, 01:34:45 PM »
New speakers would be cheaper than IPA right now. I have loads of IPA here but mine is a little different to what you're wanting  :beers:

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Re: Rubbing Alcohol
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2020, 05:47:25 PM »
Methylated spirit diluted 50% with water, because there is no surgical spirit about we are using that as a sanitiser, pretty much the same thing as surgical spirit!

I also use this mix to clean my specs so it so it shouldn't harm your speakers.

Hope that helps.

 

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