Mold Release Cleaning Agent??

Discussion in 'Seat Concepts' started by withiam, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. withiam Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    NY
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2009 SM610
    Other Motorcycles:
    Hypermotard 1100 EVO; KLX250SF
    Getting ready to install my foam and seat cover. What do you recommend to clean the mold release off the foam?
  2. mnb Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    San Jose, California
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE310 . . . . 2003 TE610e
    Why bother? You're covering it.
  3. withiam Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    NY
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2009 SM610
    Other Motorcycles:
    Hypermotard 1100 EVO; KLX250SF
    Need to remove the mold release so the spray adhesive will adhere.
  4. I was wondering the same thing, I just used some windex.
  5. Ruffus Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Usually just dish soap & water. Where I worked, our mold release agent was a watered down silicone spray. Was pretty universal in the rubber product's industry.
  6. withiam Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    NY
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2009 SM610
    Other Motorcycles:
    Hypermotard 1100 EVO; KLX250SF
    I asked Seat Concepts, "What should I use to remove the mold release from the foam? I tried Dawn dish soap but the foam is still slippery. Is that normal?"
    They answered, "You can use brake cleaner, acetone or so on as long you put it on a rag and then wipe it down."

    I stated, "Wasn't sure how aggressive I could get with the chemicals. Should it not be slippery when finished?"
    They answered, "It will be smooth, just not greasy."
  7. steadydirt Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Ontario
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2007 2002 wr 250 1994 wxe 250
    Other Motorcycles:
    fj 1100 cb500 cb350 rt 200 xs 650
    Would suggest TSP [tri sodium phospate]from the hardware store paint dept.
    It's used to clean surfaces pre-paint, not too nasty to use as it is water based and not volatile.
  8. huskyouwanna Husqvarna

    Location:
    Woodend, Victoria, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    95 WR360
    Other Motorcycles:
    85&86 CR500, 86 KTM MX500, 87 KX500
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