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MEK PVC Solvent

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MEK is a specialized solvent/thinner that can be used to prepare the surface of PVC and urethane materials before applying a patch, creating a stronger bond.
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  • MEK PVC Solvent

    Q:

    use this on achilles Di nghy?..
    Asked on 9/7/2013 by Dick from Grnd Manan New Brunswick CAnada

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Dick, we will have to know type of material your dinghy is made with to give you an accurate answer. MEK is recommended for cleaning PVC- or urethane-coated materials when making a repair. Toluene is better for Hypalon or other synthetic rubber materials. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, if you still have questions.

      Answered on 9/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • MEK PVC Solvent

    Q:

    Will MEK remove/clean what appears as oxidized/sticky stuff (rust colored) on the sun exposed top of a PVC dingy pontoons? What is the area of coverage per quart?
    Stewart
    Asked on 6/13/2013 by Stew from Wilmington, CA

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Stew, MEK is a very strong solvent. It can dissolve PVC. If you use it, be careful. I'd suggest first trying something less aggressive, like acetone, along with a scraper, scotchbrite pad, etc to help loosen and remove the stuff. Good Luck!

      Answered on 6/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • MEK PVC Solvent

    Q:

    WILL THIS PRODUCT CLEAN INSIDE OF PLASTIC GAS TANK. USED FOR GAS AND OIL MIXTURE FOR TWO CYCLE ENGINE. TANK IS DISCOLORED AND YELLOW WAS WHITE WHEN NEW.
    Asked on 2/25/2013 by JIMMY from ERWIN NC

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    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      MEK is a very aggressive solvent and will dissolve some plastics. I think you'd be safer using another product. I suggest you check with some auto shops to see what they would recommend.

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      What a great question. Will MEK clean out discoloration inside a gas tank?
      I've never tried it so I can't tell you. But the discoloration is probably through the thickness of the plastic, caused by the chemical reaction between sunlight / fuel additives and cheep plastic. What I would be concerned the problems that you will cause to the fuel system in your engine. If you do it and the tank comes out well it'll sure look nice but if it gums up your carburetor and leaves you stuck at the dock it won't matter how pretty it is. I would suggest clean the inside of the tank by sloshing some fresh fuel in the tank, disposing of it properly, or let it evaporate from a shallow tray and then if the color really bothers you use the MEK to prep the outside of the tank for spray paint formulated for plastic and paint it. Good luck!

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
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5.0

Some good solevent

By Big Rich

from Orlando, FL

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Just What The Doc Ordered

Cons

  • Cap Was On Wicked Tight

Best Uses

  • Arts Crafts

Comments about MEK PVC Solvent:

I'm using it to break down some ABS plastic to liquify it. Works good but had a hell of a time getting the thing open.

Service and delivery comments:

Took a bit long, but did beat the rest of the project here.

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5.0

ONE MEK OF A DEAL

By PKRTIM

from Colville, Washington

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast delivery
  • Great value
  • Quantity for price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cleaner
    • Desolves glue
    • Patch prep

    Comments about MEK PVC Solvent:

    I bought a used whitewater raft that the glue was failing on and used this product to restore the entire raft. I was able to clean the old glue off and any other substances with ease.
    it did a great job preparing the surface to except the new glue.

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