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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.
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I just discovered I have the same problem, but I cannot experiment right now as I am 1300 miles from the boat.
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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.
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Goo-be-gone.

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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?
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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.
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Use 303 Aerospace in the place of armor all. Its a vastly superior product.
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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.
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