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    Remove Magic Lube from chlorinator

    I put too much silicon lubricant on my chlorination cap o-ring and it got it on the cap threads. The threads are very difficult to remove with this lubricant stuff on them. I've tried scrubbing and paper towels to remove it but this is very difficult getting it all out of the threads. My question is; does anyone know of a solvent for silicon lube?
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    Re: Remove Magic Lube from chlorinator

    Unfortunately there's not much that will cut it. Dry cleaning fluid is about the only thing I know of.

    Having said that, the lube shouldn't be causing any problems with the operation of the lid. What is the issue specifically?
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    Re: Remove Magic Lube from chlorinator

    The lid still locks down and prevents leaks but my staff can't get it to unscrew without using tools. I've look over the other chlorinators we have and the only difference is that this one has the lubricant smeared on the threads.
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    Re: Remove Magic Lube from chlorinator

    I'd bet it's not the lube, however it could be debris or sand sticking to the threads causing it to be hard to remove.
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    Re: Remove Magic Lube from chlorinator

    I use Jacks on my Hayward Chlorinator cap and it does make it a bit difficult to get the cap off. Not sure if it is because of the tolerance or what, but it is a pain in the butt.

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    Re: Remove Magic Lube from chlorinator

    I think it is a combination of the lubricant and the build up of pressure inside the chlorinator that makes it so difficult to get the cap to remove. I could probably spend an evening with pipe cleaners and other implements of cleaning to finally get it but wanted an easier solution.
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