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#1 Luigi Castellitto

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:55 AM

Do you know how to remove the melted belts residues on the plastic pulley of a projector?

Alcohol is good for metal pulleys, but on plastic I'm afraid of doing damage.

Thank you.


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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:54 AM

Do you mean the remains of a belt which has perished?

Isoprop shouldn't affect plastic. Try a dab on the side of the pulley but I'd have no hesitation.


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#3 Luigi Castellitto

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:48 PM

Yes, Mark, belt perished.

Thank you!


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 04:28 AM

If there are lumps of rubber I'd try a careful scrape first, maybe with a wooden spatula or orange stick of you have one.

Even a cocktail stick would do. We always have plenty of those. ;)


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#5 Luigi Castellitto

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:17 PM

Thank you, Mark, I had some cocktail stick at home, I think I have cleaned well without scrapping the pulleys. There were many lumps, but now the surface is quite ok and not sticky.


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