Do I need to clean parts prior to solvent bonding?

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Do I need to clean parts prior to solvent bonding?

Parts that are to be solvent cemented must be clean. Any residual mold release agents or mold polishing compounds can inhibit solvent bonding.

Parts should be washed with a solution of mild soap or detergent. A clean, soft cloth and light pressure should be used. Rinse parts with clean water and dry by blotting with a damp cloth or chamois.

DO NOT USE: Window cleaning sprays, kitchen scouring compounds, or solvents, such as acetone, gasoline, benzene, alcohol, carbon tetrachloride or paint thinner. These cleaning materials can scratch the surface and/or cause small surface cracks (crazing), thus weakening the part.

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