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    cleaning up a caustic mess

    Folks- have had a few particularly chalky fills recently, probably just bottom of keg. Anyway, having a heck of a time cleaning out all of the chalky mess from my cannister.

    Can anyone recommend any products that neutralize the caustic and will help with cleanup?

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    Re: cleaning up a caustic mess

    Quote Originally Posted by OceanOpportunity  View Original Post
    Folks- have had a few particularly chalky fills recently, probably just bottom of keg. Anyway, having a heck of a time cleaning out all of the chalky mess from my cannister.

    Can anyone recommend any products that neutralize the caustic and will help with cleanup?
    Vinegar?

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    Re: cleaning up a caustic mess

    Cheap vinegar and time.


    Just get cheap vinegar from Walmart and pour it in a bucket and just let it sit. I sometimes forget mine and leave it overnight. Scubber basket looks like new after over 1000 hours of use.


    Also, after you pack, take a shopvac or whatever you have with an open attachment hose and suck out the dust from the basket after you have packed and before you put it in the RB. This works wonders.

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    Re: cleaning up a caustic mess

    Quote Originally Posted by OceanOpportunity  View Original Post
    Folks- have had a few particularly chalky fills recently, probably just bottom of keg. Anyway, having a heck of a time cleaning out all of the chalky mess from my cannister.

    Can anyone recommend any products that neutralize the caustic and will help with cleanup?
    What type of scrubber, what's it made out of? SS and Chrome can become reactive if set in contact with prolonged periods of vinegar.

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    Re: cleaning up a caustic mess

    will give the vinegara shot. Just a plastic bucket (Kiss)

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    Re: cleaning up a caustic mess

    Quote Originally Posted by OceanOpportunity  View Original Post
    will give the vinegara shot. Just a plastic bucket (Kiss)
    That should work fine, setup over night. And what is "Vinegara?" Vinegar and Viagra combined? (sorry, couldn't resist)

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    Re: cleaning up a caustic mess

    They sell "Vinegara" at "Naked at 90" (the last was referenced in the thread about servicing a dead Predator-I couldn't resist either).

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    Re: cleaning up a caustic mess

    Not sure what rig/scrubber you have but I have found that approximately 1 cup of vinegar in gallon of water does the trick in 15 minutes or less. I have never found the need to use 100% vinegar or an overnight soaking...

    Just my 2 cents..

    Dive safe..

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