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Old October 30th, 2011 Oct 30, 2011 6:42:19 AM -   #46 (permalink)
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the problem may caused different simple green,there is using amonia or not
 
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A warm cleaning solution is far more effective. Windex can be used but it needs to be the original without additives. I.e. no wax. Dilute 50% distilled water. A good sub for commercial cleaning solution is 10% ethylene glycol, 10% propolyene glycol and 80% distilled water. These are by weight.
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The home made solution I was told about was windex, ammonia and vodka. Seems to work very well. I'll have to check the windex if they have changed the formula
 
 
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The home made solution I was told about was windex, ammonia and vodka. Seems to work very well. I'll have to check the windex if they have changed the formula
Is the Vodka for you?
 
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Sometimes I feel like it should be.
 
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for the best result dont use the cleaning solution more than 30 minutes
 
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Vodka,
Why not use everclear?
seriously....... I've heard many warnings about isopropyl not being a good thing to use a lot of in the head. Not sure about methanol, but I've seen first hand what denatured alcohol will do to plexyglass and certain plastics. Simple green and Windex come in several formulations. My choice is warm distilled water with clear non-foaming ammonia added in (just a dash) just before you use it. It's cheap, it's easily sourced, it jets, and it's worked for me without issue for over a year.
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thanks Z...what kind clear do you used, i think that use Isoprophyl alcohol too maybe just a little
 
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A warm cleaning solution is far more effective. Windex can be used but it needs to be the original without additives. I.e. no wax. Dilute 50% distilled water. A good sub for commercial cleaning solution is 10% ethylene glycol, 10% propolyene glycol and 80% distilled water. These are by weight.
Any new thoughts or discoveries with regard to making your own cleaning mixture. I've started a thread about it where I am hoping DTG owners will chime in on what they know with regard to creating a cleaning solution that matches what dupont puts out.

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Old August 16th, 2012 Aug 16, 2012 11:11:02 AM -   #56 (permalink)
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The ligfht pink cleaning solution has no sub butaols in it and is very safe on print heads. When doing a flush it should be watered down with de mineralised water by 15:1. As a normal cleaning solution and for ptuin gito capping station is is very good for stopping the head clogs. Also after this goes through the pump assembley etc and i have pulled a few apart after it they are like new and the lines etc are very clean. It will actuall soften and slowly disolve the water base inks that are built up with damaging any other parts. Windex and alcahol please avoide it. As a test grab a new syreieng and put alchohlol in ti and leav then see how easy it is to pull after that? It firm s up alot as the rubber dries up more and hardens same as for windex. So just imagine what is happening to the pump assembley and the rubber seals o the capping station. To save money spend a bti and get the correct stuff. You will save on print heads etc in the end. For example my Viper is a early 2009 model and is only on its second print head. I have done alot of testing on the new cleaning solution and pulled aprt the capping station etc when repalced and it was so clean inside and all parts still moved freely. Know i have not doen a capping station replacement since the first service over 2 years ago. I only go through about 1lt of cleaning fluid every 2.5 months. I flush all out with samll bit of cleaning solution just enough to go into lines then H20 till clean a little wipe over all ruubbers etc with the cleaning solution and finally put the cleaning solution in the capping station before homing the print head after a days work, Probably use 15ml a day of it max. Cheap insurance
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What pink cleaning solution are you talking about. Your logic is sound, but you did not mention what you actually use. A homemade cleaning solution or an off-the-shelf one.
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Throw a shrimp on the Barbie. Do not confuse alcohol with glycol. Glycols tend to keep things from evaporate slowly while alcohols evaporate rapidly. All in moderation. Word of caution. Putting a few drops in the capping station at night helps but filling the capping station can cause unwanted ink migration between channels or even empty your ink into the waste, all of it!!!!
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The Fluid i use is the pink one of the shelf purchased
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Old August 16th, 2012 Aug 16, 2012 12:23:06 PM -   #60 (permalink)
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Throw a shrimp on the Barbie. Do not confuse alcohol with glycol. Glycols tend to keep things from evaporate slowly while alcohols evaporate rapidly. All in moderation. Word of caution. Putting a few drops in the capping station at night helps but filling the capping station can cause unwanted ink migration between channels or even empty your ink into the waste, all of it!!!!
Yes and i have heard of a few fully syphened inks containers before. If you are going to flood the you need to nlock of waste ink tank line and also ink lines, but turn machine off. I do this when going away for a week or so to save flushing machine and then when back 1 head clean and all is good. I just put wims on a seperate timer plug so it runs twice a day for 20 mins.
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