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USnavy


Oct 25, 2008, 1:43 AM

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Will penetrating oil damage a rope?
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I was wondering if someone were to use penetrating oil to remove a bolt on a route, and then touch their rope with the oil on their hands, if the rope's integrity would become compromised from the solvent.

Specificaly this oil: http://www.gunk.com/item_details.asp

MSDS: http://www.gunk.com/msds/L104.PDF

Oil contents:

2-Butoxyethanol 3.0 - 7.0%
Naphthenic Petroleum Distillate 7.0 - 13.0%
Natural Methyl Ester 40.0 - 60.0%
Refined Soybean Oil 15.0 - 40.0%


The stuff is listed as being potentially lethal if swallowed and flammable, however is not listed as corrosive. There is nothing in the MSDS that indicated its acid like in any way.


(This post was edited by USnavy on Oct 25, 2008, 1:48 AM)



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