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Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:26 pm

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.
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RE: Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:48 am

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.
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RE: Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:39 pm

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...
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RE: Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:59 pm

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 1):
Dawn dish detergent

Is this an Approved Agent.

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RE: Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:25 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 1):
Dawn dish detergent

Is this an Approved Agent.

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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.

http://www.airmichelin.com/resources.html
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RE: Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:54 pm

Fantastic links there.Very Educational  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:20 am

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!
 
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RE: Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:50 am

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.
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RE: Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:42 am

it did yes!

to be honest we had just discovered bigger problems that we were looking into, and it was whilst our attention was distracted that it over flowed!

normally we would have been constantly monitoring it!
 
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RE: Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:14 am

Quoting B78710 (Reply 8):
normally we would have been constantly monitoring it!
So there was disciplinary Action I guess.
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RE: Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:12 pm

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  airplane 
 
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RE: Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:31 pm

Quoting Nonfirm (Reply 10):


Nice link.Any reason why not on Leather.What occurs.Does it spoil the finish.
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RE: Fluid Spillage On Tires.

Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:05 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):
Any reason why not on Leather.What occurs.Does it spoil the finish.
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The rep said it might dry the leather out but it will not hurt materials like "o" rings,seals or tires.  airplane 

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