which stash? the simrell fits in all my stashes.
It’s often BEST to consult the manufacturers product website, before considering the various and often conflicting advice you may find on the internet. So NO, 70% ISO, as you can see, is NOT recommended for a very good reason.How do you guys clean your vortex stem? Is it okay to use 70% isopropyl alcohol?
Ask Simrell, I didn’t write it. My point still stands. This is what the manufacturer states, then you can decide to clean it with cat piss if one likes, but at least you KNOW.At first look that make no sense whatsoever. The alcohol is the reactive chemical, the rest is water. How can 8% H20 protect the anodization and 29% H20 attack the anodization.
I post it again, ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER:
Would love to see the research, without that, in my opinion, they are just opinions.@RustyOldNail – So the good reason is that it's written there? Hm.
The thing is: most of us have a fairly good idea what iso is and how it behaves. I even did some research on anodized materials and different iso percentages, I found nothing. These kind of things are not a matter of opinions, but rather facts.
Yeah, as I said, there's nothing about water / iso ratios on anodized titanium to be found anywhere, that's why I think it's not really a thing ← now that's an opinion for sure :-) but honestly, I have a hard time coming up with another opinion.Would love to see the research, without that, in my opinion, they are just opinions.
My titanium- water reference is from my experience with titanium nails, and understanding oxidation.Yeah, as I said, there's nothing about water / iso ratios on anodized titanium to be found anywhere, that's why I think it's not really a thing ← now that's an opinion for sure :-) but honestly, I have a hard time coming up with another opinion.
Give it a try, I'm sure you won't have much more luck.
I also don't think titanium and water are not „a good match“, you can even find titanium water bottles online.
I'm sure something just got mixed up on Austins side, those kinda things just happen.
I might be wrong of course and if anyone could come up with a good reason why to avoid certain iso / water ratios, I happily will stand corrected.
Thanks for the math lesson. I know what’s in ISO, I don’t sweat it much and only use 99% ISO.Bruh the 91% is just a solution... 91% solute (iso) / 9% solvent (water). It’s just diluted with water, and 91 happens to be the most common highest in the stores.
some math because that’s going to be brought up.
1000 mL 91% iso = 910 mL alc + 90 mL h20.
Water is too polarized to dissolve the thc, thc is non polarized, so the 910 mL alc will be the only thing able to dissolve the thc.
If you had 1000 mL 50% iso, then you would only have 500 mL alc + 500 mL h20
as you can see, 910 is a bigger number than 500
I usually use 91% because that’s the highest I can find. If I have 70% I mix it with salt for abrasives. I use salt with 91% as well, but it makes it work much better when you have a lower %. I also only have the plain stemGetting back to one of my original points, but to expand. Knowing what the manufacturer lists as “safe practices”, whether right or wrong science wise, is wise, as usually it’s part of any given warranty. So let’s say you took off all your extra cost anodizing, by using a lower percentage ISO in this hypothetical scenario, now if one were completely honest when dealing with a warranty claim, they in fact were not following the products guidelines. Usually a grey area at best. (I doubt this applies to a Stimwell stem, as I don’t know what his warranty is, and the cleaning “advice”, is buried within menus on his site).
So I still believe it’s logical to know the parameters before you decide to knowingly break them.
Honestly, my long stem is plain titanium, not sure if there was any anodizing done to it. It does appear to be polished though.
And to avoid this issue-non issue, 91% ISO is affordable in my opinion and in many cases reusable. I treat myself to the more expensive 99%, and not pay for H2O. Don’t blow yourself UP! Talking to you ultrasonic cleaning fans.
The salt is just to do a little scrub a dub dub on the insideSalt separates the water from the alcohol. Therefore, it purifies alcohol from whatever percentage it was. You now have salt, salt water, and water in alcohol. Not sure what level of purity you can achieve with salt alone.