Cleaning Electric Cord - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 05-14-2004 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 118
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Cleaning Electric Cord

Does anyone have suggestions for cleaning a sticky electric cord? I''ve used laquer thinner before, but worry that it''s too strong.
sadie14 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 05-14-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Cleaning Electric Cord

I just discovered I have the same problem, but I cannot experiment right now as I am 1300 miles from the boat.
DuaneIsing is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 8 Old 05-14-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 654
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Cleaning Electric Cord

they make a cleaner for electric cords and for fenders that you can use. Im sure its something you can buy for 1/2 the price somewhere else if you can figure out what it is.
hamiam is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 8 Old 05-14-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NC
Posts: 316
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Cleaning Electric Cord

Goo-be-gone.

Bobbi

s/v Kokopelli
kokopelli9 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 8 Old 06-11-2004 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 118
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Cleaning Electric Cord

I tried goo-gone, and orange clean but neither worked. The Marinco website suggests acetone, but that did not work either. Starbrite makes a cord cleaner, but West was out.

So, I went back to lacquer thinner, and that worked great.

I think I''ll coat it with armor all now. Any thoughts?
sadie14 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 8 Old 06-11-2004
Senior Member
 
foxglove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Columbus OH
Posts: 181
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Cleaning Electric Cord

I had the same problem several years ago. I spiral wrapped electrical tape around the length of the 50'' cord. It still is fine today.
foxglove is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 8 Old 06-13-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 654
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Cleaning Electric Cord

Use 303 Aerospace in the place of armor all. Its a vastly superior product.
hamiam is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 8 Old 07-05-2004
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Cleaning Electric Cord

I would not use acetone, it takes the elastomer off the plastic and then the cord gets gooy and picks up all the dirt.

Try a DBE based product, dibasicester, like Permatex paint and resin hand cleaner.
O_salt is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
electric trolling motors for small sailboats? thebrakes General Discussion (sailing related) 18 07-25-2010 01:29 PM
Electric propulsion scrumhalf Gear & Maintenance 3 05-01-2008 05:55 PM
REcommended on deck extension cord? mmccoy Gear & Maintenance 3 10-14-2004 01:35 AM
how many BTUs out put from 1500 watt electric heater obiec General Discussion (sailing related) 1 01-21-2004 05:48 AM
sail cleaning stm Gear & Maintenance 4 10-21-2003 01:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome