Is White Spirit okay to clean latex?

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Is White Spirit okay to clean latex?

Unread postby Imhotep » Wed May 23, 2012 12:02 pm

I have to make a repair to a garment which has alot of left over lube/shiner on it.

Is it ok to clean the particular area with White Spirit(all I have at the moment) to prepare it for gluing? If not, what is the best thing to use?
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Re: Is White Spirit okay to clean latex?

Unread postby d3vious_g3nius » Thu May 24, 2012 2:41 am

You should be fine, some information linked below.

Mineral spirit and Heptane
: http://makinglatexclothing.com/2009/01/mineral-spirit/

Good luck with the rubbery repair,
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Re: Is White Spirit okay to clean latex?

Unread postby Rubbertje_83 » Mon May 28, 2012 6:13 pm

I don't know. Ever used white-spitit? it keeps smelling for hours on your hands and it feels kind of greasy. so this means it wil not dry instanly on your latex. and also it is used to dilute oil-based paints. so this means is it also is some kind of oil. Try putting a condom in it for 24h. ;)
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Re: Is White Spirit okay to clean latex?

Unread postby d3vious_g3nius » Mon May 28, 2012 8:28 pm

Well since "white spirits" is what Imhotep has I guess it's a "try it and see" kinda situation. I went and looked further at FetLIfe in the Making Latex Clothing group and Heptane is the favorite but still others have said they have used mineral spirits successfully.

I have only made some small projects and used Bestine thinner so I am strictly passing on info from other people.

Good luck either way,
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Re: Is White Spirit okay to clean latex?

Unread postby Leopard99 » Thu May 31, 2012 2:13 pm

Beware that "white spirit" may mean different things in different parts of the world. There are certainly different grades.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_spirit

Here in the UK it's nasty, slightly greasy feeling stuff as described by Rubbertje_83
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