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I have some EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) sheets that got soaked in Hydraulic Oil and absorbed it, therefore making it not usable because adhesives can no longer stick to it. Is there any way to rinse the hydraulic oil off the EVA sheets?

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The problem with attempting to clean all the residue of the EVA is that most solvents capable of removing the oil will reactivate the resins and accelerators that make up the EVA.
However there may be a cleaner that will work. To acquire this "SUPER SECRET" compound you will need to brave difficulties best left to professionals. Most who attempt this undertaking do not survive. Those that do succeed are never the same. Hunted by nightmares and flashbacks. If you have even the slightest fear in your heart you should stop reading now.

If your still with me then let me say this, you are a great warrior and a credit to your kind.

The location: usually in the kitchen under the sink. The name: "DISH SOAP"

It may seem an odd choice but think about it, it breaks down oil and grease. It doesn't matter what kind of oil and grease.
I worked for Jeep and out of all the different chemicals used in the assembly process, dish soap is by far the most common.
To your specific issue, when a vehicle needed paint repair it would be covered by what we called a car condom. Basically it was a big EVA bag. It would cover the car and the area that needed paint would be masked off. The problem was that when any oil or grease got on the plastic it needed to be cleaned before entering the paint booth or really bad things would happen. We used dish soap and hot water (mix ratio of about 1/3 soap to 2/3 water).
It worked great and the masking tape adhered fine.
Hope this helps.

And for heavens sake watch out for the all powerful guardian of the dish soap. They eat any intruders would venture in to their kitchen lair :)







If you are unaffraid

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