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Hello, I am trying to figure out what chemicals the plastics on a motorbike come in contact with not (products)
Like: de-greaser, brake cleaner, coolant and engine oil ??????

RE: Chemicals!!!

gasoline, dog urine, beer...

RE: Chemicals!!!

Dirt, water, salt, soaps, detergents, surfactants, polishing/detailing chemicals, brake fluid, oil, gasoline, brake cleaner, petroleum solvents, grease, tar, bird droppings, cotton, nylon, leather. I'm sure there are some more, but I think that about sums it up.

Chemical-wise: Cellulose, silicone, silica, salt, water, glycols, mineral spirits, hexane/heptane/acetone, enzymes, bacteria, petroleum distillates, asphalt, and lots of chemical possibilities in the soap/detergent/surfactant category.

Andrew H.

RE: Chemicals!!!

If you want to know what plastic can withstand the chemicals that motorbikes come into contact with then I suggest taking (ordering) a part from a motorcycle in an area exposes to such chemicals and working out what it's made of. No point reinventing the wheel. Some experts have (probably) carefully selected that plastic.

Chris DeArmitt PhD FRSC

Plastic materials consultant to the Fortune 100

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