HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31525 posts, RR: 57 Posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
During Rectification Mx work,There are occassions when Hydraulic fluid spills on to the tires,inspite of covers in place or due a leak line.The Contaminants should be wiped off with denatured alcohol, then the tire should be washed immediately with soap and water which is the normal procedure followed.Are there any other cleaners available to prevent rubberised tire damage due to fluid spillage.
Dougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2135 times:
I think you've got the equation well in hand. In the cases where I had to do such work I always used isopropyl alcohol because we kept it around the shop for cleaning tasks.
If I was going to say that there was a specialized cleaner, about the best darn detergent I know of is Dawn dish detergent, and that's what I'd use, with a scrubbrush. It's used to degrease seabirds caught in oil slicks so it's got to be tough enough to take care of 5606 or Skydrol.
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2023 times:
In the A&P program that I'm in, they are teaching us not to use solvents on tires that have fluids spilt on them. They should be wiped down with a dry rag and then use mild soap and water to clean it off. I think that is an F.A.A. test question in generals, I'll have to look...
A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
There's a link to an excellent manual published by the Michelin people about the care and feeding of their aircraft tires. It calls out denatured alcohol and then soap and water if a tire has had hydrocarbon type fluids spilled on it. I figure if Michelin had something special in mind they'd put it here.
So use Dawn and be happy. If you have a dog that lays in the driveway where you park your pickup you can use it to bathe him as well.
B78710 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1915 times:
on one of our 346's we had a hydraulic leak from somewhere along the rear wing spar that ran down all over the landing gear.....we just changed three of the four wheels!
had to drain fuel tanks for tank entries a few weeks ago, unfortunately our bowser doesnt have a sight glass so we went off on our break and came back to find fuel all over the hangar floor! we cleaned up the spillage from the floor and wiped down the tyres with rags and some degreaser!
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31525 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1909 times:
Quoting B78710 (Reply 6): had to drain fuel tanks for tank entries a few weeks ago, unfortunately our bowser doesnt have a sight glass so we went off on our break and came back to find fuel all over the hangar floor
Did the Bowser over fill & spill over.
Out here We'd be required to Monitor the process & not leave it unmonitored.
Nonfirm From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1655 times:
Mel we just tried a new cleaner the rep for the company demoed it for us and from what we were told by him is that it can be used everywhere on the a/c but the leather seats.The nice thing about it was no odor and it passes all of the environmental laws here in California so i am sure it will be good everywhere else.Here is the link to the simple green web site http://industrial.simplegreen.com/ind_prod_ext.php