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How to remove silicone sealant

By far the best way to remove silicone sealant is when the product is still wet. Whilst it is still in its curing phase and before it has formed a skin, excess or incorrectly applied silicone is best removed just using a dry paper towel. Certain cloth cleaners can also be used but remember to use them dry. The friction of a wet towel (especially a paper-based one) will remove uncured silicone better than a wet cloth which will tend to smear it. Whilst the silicone is still wet you do not need to use any other cleaning liquids. 

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Top tips for preventing dust and dirt in your spray booth

So you have a high quality spray booth but keep finding dirt and dust in your paintwork. The solution is usually not as complicated as you might think. These tips will help you to prevent dirt in your spray booth and hopefully save you the headache of having to retouch paint jobs.

Thermal pastes: The what, how and why.

What is thermal paste?

Thermal pastes are known by many names, thermal grease, thermal compound and CPU grease to name a few. All of these are essentially the same thing, they are all substances that are used to promote better heat conduction between two surfaces. They are commonly used in computers and electronic equipment between microprocessors and a heatsinks.

Why you should be using a good quality hydraulic oil

A simple Google search of "hydraulic oil" will return an array of oils and fluids from all different manufacturers. So, which one do you choose? Your initial thoughts may be along the lines of "I just need something to put in that will do the job".

This may be the case but never has the phrase 'buy cheap, buy twice' been so true, in fact maybe the right phrase is 'buy cheap, replace twice as often and replace your machine parts twice as quick'. Basic hydraulic fluid will of course do the job, for a limited amount of time. But what does a good quality hydraulic oil do? 

Oil Condition Monitoring: Why you should be doing it.

As oil flows through your machine it collects tiny flakes of metal from the gears that then circulates around the machine along with the oil. Although these are tiny once they build up they can start to damage the gears of your machine and can also degrade the gear oil and the additives inside it. If this is not picked up it can lead to breakdown of the machine which means down-time for the production line.

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