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Old 14th Sep 2019, 9:39 pm   #1
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Default Cleaning Pinch Rollers

Hi Guys, I read up on a few different methods of cleaning pinch rollers and one said donít use IPA as it can dry the rubber out, mine were hard with a glaze, I decided to see what happened if I used a blade and just rotated the roller by hand, the glaze came off and they seem to be ok again, the blade rests nice and square on the roller supports
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Old 15th Sep 2019, 2:20 am   #2
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Default Re: Cleaning Pinch Rollers

Believe it or not but I use saliva, applied to a cloth or cotton buds. Especially good for removing tape deposits.
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