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    Polywater® SpliceMaster® Type HP™ HP-640 Multi-Purpose Cleaner Degreaser, 5 gal Pail, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater® SpliceMaster® Type HP™ HPY-12 Multi-Purpose Cleaner Degreaser, 16 fl-oz Aerosol Can, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater® AquaKleen™ AQ-35LF Water Based Fiber Optic Cleaner With Flip Top, 1 qt Squeeze Bottle, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater® AquaKleen™ AQ-2LP Eco-Friendly Fiber Optic Cleaner, 2 oz Finger Spray Bottle, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater® SpliceMaster® Type HP™ HP-DRUM Multi-Purpose Cleaner Degreaser, 55 gal Drum, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater® Type FO™ FO-8LF Anhydrous Prep Solvent Fiber Optic Cleaner, 8 oz Refillable Flip Top Bottle, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater® CableWash™ CWS-128 Cable Jacket Washing Solution With Scrubbing Head, 1 gal Jug, Liquid Form, Amber/Clear

    Polywater® CableWash™ CWS-22 Cable Jacket Washing Solution With Scrubbing Head, 22 oz Trigger Spray Bottle, Liquid Form, Amber/Clear

    Polywater® SPW™ SPW-35HS Solar Panel Cleaner With Hose Sprayer Attachment, 1 qt Squeeze Bottle, Liquid Form, Clear

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    Polywater® SpliceMaster® Type HP™ HP-640 Multi-Purpose Cleaner Degreaser, 5 gal Pail, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater® SpliceMaster® Type HP™ HPY-12 Multi-Purpose Cleaner Degreaser, 16 fl-oz Aerosol Can, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater® AquaKleen™ AQ-35LF Water Based Fiber Optic Cleaner With Flip Top, 1 qt Squeeze Bottle, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater® AquaKleen™ AQ-2LP Eco-Friendly Fiber Optic Cleaner, 2 oz Finger Spray Bottle, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater® SpliceMaster® Type HP™ HP-DRUM Multi-Purpose Cleaner Degreaser, 55 gal Drum, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater® Type FO™ FO-8LF Anhydrous Prep Solvent Fiber Optic Cleaner, 8 oz Refillable Flip Top Bottle, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater® CableWash™ CWS-128 Cable Jacket Washing Solution With Scrubbing Head, 1 gal Jug, Liquid Form, Amber/Clear

    Polywater® CableWash™ CWS-22 Cable Jacket Washing Solution With Scrubbing Head, 22 oz Trigger Spray Bottle, Liquid Form, Amber/Clear

    Polywater® SPW™ SPW-35HS Solar Panel Cleaner With Hose Sprayer Attachment, 1 qt Squeeze Bottle, Liquid Form, Clear

    Polywater makes a number of specialty cleaners used in electrical, communications, and sewer/water construction and maintenance.

    Use the filters below to find the cleaners or related products recommended for your use.

    Select any product from the display below for more detailed product information.

    Polywater ® SqueekyKleen ™ Fiber Copper Gel Filled Cable Cleaner

    SqueekyKleen™ Cleaner cleans and fans fiber in two wipes to save time and money. No follow-up with alcohol required to clean and separate fibers before splicing. View video in the side bar to hear the difference!

    SqueekyKleen is safe. It reduces chemical odors and keeps vapor concentrations to a minimum in splice trailers and vaults to ensure a safe work environment. SqueekyKleen is less harsh on your hands.

    SqueekyKleen Cleaner’s unique formulation and high-performance wiping towelette remove pik from the entire surface of loose-tube or ribbon fibers, leaving no residue. SqueekyKleen helps keep splice equipment clean of contamination for better fiber alignment and splice quality.

    Polywater Part # Primus Cable Part # Top Seller Description
    TC-1 SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner-Saturated Wipe
    TC-16LF 16-Oz SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner w/Flip Top
    TC-35LF Qt SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner w/Flip Top
    TC-35LR Qt SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner w/Sprayer
    TC-128 Gal SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner
    TC-640 5-Gal SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner
    TC-96 3-Qt SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner (1-gal pail)
    TC-D300 300-Count SqueekyKleen™ Wipe Canister
    TC-DRUM 55-Gal Drum SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner

    Polywater ® Grime-Away ™ Cleaning Wipes

    Grime-Away ™ Wipes can be used to clean hands, equipment, transformers, service vehicles, and work surfaces. The rough-side/smooth-side wipes remove many persistent utility field grimes.

    Grime-Away is approved by Salisbury by Honeywell because it doesn’t affect gloves after cleaning your hands. Other commonly used hand and tool cleaners contain petroleum, which causes damage to gloves.

    Polywater ® HydraSol ® Cable Gel Remover

    Hydrasol ® Cable Gel Remover is a unique approach in cable cleaning materials. It is a water-based solvent cleaner that offers unique safety and handling. HydraSol is amazingly effective at dissolving and removing cable filling greases (ickypic).

    HydraSol Cable Gel Remover softens, removes, and suspends cable filling greases. The solvent remains active and is only slowly “used up.” HydraSol is good for multiple cleanings for added economy and efficiency.

    Polywater ® Type HP ™ Cleaner Degreaser

    Polywater ® Type HP ™ is our most popular electrical cleaner for cable splice preparation, cable termination and electrical apparatus maintenance. Type HP fits the needs of electrical utilities, line contractors, and medium voltage crews that have to comply with regulatory and safety requirements.

    Type HP evaporates slowly, allowing more work time. Type HP Pel-Pac ® packaging contain lint-free wipes saturated with a limited amount of solvent–enough to do the job while keeping safety in mind.

    Polywater ® Type RP ™ Fast-Evaporating Cable Cleaner

    Polywater ® Type RP ™ Rapid Power medium voltage cable cleaner evaporates quickly without the health and safety issues of other volatile cable cleaners. Type RP is packaged several ways to make cleaning and maintenance safer and easier.

    The Pel-Pac single wipes are lint-free and saturated with the optimal amount of solvent for the job. The RP-1L wipes easily fit into tool bags, nose bags, and splicer tool buckets. Pre-packaged wipes ensure the use of a lint-free towel, limit the solvent exposure, eliminate waste, and properly prep the cable. Using too much solvent to clean cables can result in pooling of the solvent, potentially causing tracking failure.

    The RP-16 aerosol is best suited for cleaning busbars, transformer oils, switchgear, meters, electric motors, and other degreasing needs. Type RP contains no chemicals that are suspected, listed, or known carcinogens. Please review the RP aerosol SDS for safe use.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    RP-1 Type RP™ Cleaner-Saturated Wipe
    RP-1L Type RP™ Cleaner-Saturated Wipe (Large)
    RP-128 Type RP™ Cleaner-One Gallon
    RP-16 16-Oz Type RP™ Cleaner Aerosol
    RP-35LF Type RP™ Cleaner-Quart
    RP-640 Type RP™ Cleaner-Five Gallon
    RP-P63 Type RP™ Cable Preparation Kit

    Polywater ® AquaKleen ™ Water-Based Fiber Optic Cleaner

    AquaKleen™ Water-Based Fiber Optic Endface Cleaner is a solution to the problem of cleaning fiber. AquaKleen AQ is a special blend of 90% deionized water with water-soluble cleaning solvents. AquaKleen Cleaner is friendly to the environment, less toxic, and safer for use by humans. It leaves no residue after evaporating.

    FiberKleen ™ towelette dispenser contains 175 lint-free, high-quality microfiber towels that are used to clean ferrules, bulkheads and fiber endfaces. The engineered design of the nonwoven, highly absorbent towel traps the dirt and debris removed from ferrules, making cleaning easier and more effective. Variety of swabs also available.

    AquaKleen Fiber Optic Cleaner meets Telcordia specification GR-2923-CORE, “Generic Requirements for Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Products.”

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    AQ-2DR AquaKleen™ Type AQ™ 2-Oz Dropper Bottle
    AQ-2LP AquaKleen™ Type AQ™ 2-Oz Finger Sprayer
    AQ-35LF Qt AquaKleen™ Type AQ™ w/Flip Top
    AQ-KIT2 AquaKleen™ Kit with Finger Sprayer
    AQ-KIT3 AquaKleen™ Kit with Dropper Bottles

    Polywater ® Type FD ™ Electrical Contact Cleaner

    FD ™ Electrical Contact Cleaner is a fast-drying, multi-purpose industrial and maintenance cleaner. It is suitable for electrical and communication maintenance cleaning. It replaces ozone-depleting CFC’s, trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, HCFCs, perchloroethylene, and other carcinogenic chlorinated solvents. FD Cleaner effectively dissolves industrial grimes, greases, lubrication fluids, silicone, tars, adhesives, and fluxes.

    FD Electrical Contact Cleaner leaves no residue once dried. It is excellent for cleaning contacts, meters, communication radios, and cleaning medium voltage cable during the terminating process. For precision cleaning (residue-free use), prevent recontamination with existing grime by finishing with a fresh wipe, spraying until the solvent runs clear, or rinsing in a fresh bath of FD cleaner. FD Electrical Contact Cleaner is fast evaporating and does not require forced air to dry. In areas where solvent has pooled, the part may be wiped with an absorbent, lint-free towel.

    Compatibility

    FD Electrical Contact Cleaner will not corrode or stain metal parts. It does not tarnish or corrode copper per ASTM D130 and D1729. FD Electrical Contact Cleaner is compatible with most plastics and elastomers. See the technical data sheet in sidebar for industry testing data.

    FD Electrical Contact Cleaner has a low level of toxicity. As with any solvent, ventilation should be sufficient to keep vapors at safe levels. FD Electrical Contact Cleaner is an extremely flammable liquid. It should not be used on energized equipment. FD should not be used for high-temperature cleaning or be exposed to pilot lights, flames or heated surfaces. Good industrial hygiene practices and appropriate precautions should be employed during use.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    FD-9 16-Oz Type FD™ Aerosol (net wt 9 oz)
    FD-35LF Qt SpliceMaster® Type FD™ w/Flip Top
    FD-128 Gal SpliceMaster® Type FD™
    FD-640 5-Gal SpliceMaster® Type FD™
    FD-DRUM 55-Gal SpliceMaster® Type FD™

    Polywater ® RBG ™ Insulated Rubber Goods Cleaner

    Polywater ® Rubber Goods Cleaner is a specially formulated water-based cleaner for removing grease, dirt, carbon, creosote, and other grimes from insulating blankets, lineman’s gloves, rubber sleeves, jumper cables, hot jumpers, and line-hose. Rubber Goods Cleaner is safe for use on all natural and synthetic rubbers. Unlike other water-based rubber cleaners, Rubber Goods Cleaner contains no hazardous ingredients and is pH neutral, making it safe for use on skin. Rubber Goods Cleaner is also completely biodegradable and safe for the environment.

    Why Clean and Inspect Live Line Rubber Goods on a Regular Basis?

    Cleaning of rubber protective equipment is necessary not only for visual inspections but to preserve electrical integrity, remove incompatible contaminants, and extend its useful life. Creosote, dirt, grease, and other contaminants can be conductive, especially when combined with moisture from rain, snow, and fog. Protective equipment should be cleaned daily and whenever it appears dirty with contaminants.

    Strong industrial cleaners and solvents such as petroleum distillates and d-Limonene may cause permanent damage to the rubber protective equipment. These products may cause rubbers to swell, soften, and lose electrical insulating properties. EPDM rubber is used for protective equipment because it has excellent resistance to ultraviolet light, ozone, and oxidants, but it has poor solvent resistance, making it susceptible to chemical damage.

    Daily use of Rubber Goods Cleaner makes inspection of protective equipment easier and helps to maintain its electrical insulating properties.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    RBG-1 RBG™ Rubber Goods Cleaner Saturated Wipe
    RBG-35LR Qt Spray Bottle Polywater® Rubber Goods Cleaner
    RBG-128 1-Gallon Jug Polywater® Rubber Goods Cleaner
    RBG-640 5-Gallon Pail Polywater® Rubber Goods Cleaner
    RBG-D72 72-Count Wipes Canister Rubber Goods Cleaner

    Polywater ® Type FO ™ Alcohol Fiber Optic Cleaner

    Type FO ™ Fiber Optic Cleaner is great for cleaning glass fiber end faces for better light transmission performance. Type FO removes dust, oil, and other contaminants, and leaves no residue. The anhydrous alcohol in Type FO is water-free. Avoidance of water is important in fiber optic cleaning.

    Primus Cable Part # Top Seller Description
    FO-1 Type FO™ Anhydrous Alcohol Prep Wipe
    FO-2LP 2-Oz Refillable Spray Type FO™ Anhydrous Alcohol
    FO-8LF 8-Oz Refillable Bottle Type FO™ Anhydrous Alcohol
    FO-16 16-Oz Type FO™ Anhydrous Alcohol Fiber Cleaner
    FO-32 32-Oz Type FO™ Anhydrous Alcohol Fiber Cleaner
    FO-128 1-Gal Type FO™ Anhydrous Alcohol Fiber Cleaner

    Polywater ® Type KC ™ Electrical Cleaner

    Polywater ® KC ™ Electrical Contact Equipment Cleaner can be used to clean circuit boards, controls, switches, substation relays, communication radios, meters, traffic control electronics, cables, etc. It effectively cleans oxidation, dust, and light oils from electrical equipment. Type KC leaves no residue and has no flashpoint, making it an excellent choice for emergency outages and plant shut-down applications. Type KC is also safe for use on most plastics, for confidence when cleaning sensitive electronics and circuit boards. In compliance with national and local regulatory requirements, Type KC has low VOCs and contains no ozone depleting chemicals or known or suspected carcinogens. It is safer to use in confined spaces compared to chlorinated solvents.

    Type KC Electrical Cable Equipment Cleaner will not corrode or stain metal parts. It does not tarnish or corrode copper per ASTM D 130 and D 1729. Type KC is compatible with most plastics and elastomers, with much less effect on these materials than chlorinated solvents and HCFC 141b.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    KC-16 16-Oz Type KC™ Aerosol (net wt 14 oz)

    Polywater ® Hot Stick Cleaner Water-Repellent Wipe

    Use Polywater ® S-1 ™ wipes to meet the cleaning requirements of the OSHA Live-Line Tool Standard. OSHA requires that “Each live-line tool shall be wiped clean and visually inspected for defects before use each day.” See sidebar for the regulation details. The OSHA Live Line Tool Standard notes that “a hot stick can become electrically unsafe because of … a combination of wetting, surface contamination, and a loss of surface gloss …” and ” … the best defense against accidents is a clean, glossy stick that causes water to bead up …”

    The IEEE maintenance standard #978 states the best way to clean a stick is to use isopropyl alcohol followed by a silicone wiping cloth. The S-1 cleverly combines both alcohol and silicone to clean and protect a stick in one easy step. S-1 wipes won’t add a static charge to hot sticks, unlike silicone wiping cloths. Once a dirty stick is wiped down with a silicone wiping cloth; the cloths become contaminated and lose their effectiveness.

    The Polywater S-1 is amazingly effective at cleaning telescoping/extendo sticks so they glide into position instead of sticking. The Polywater S-1 makes a big difference when cleaning and protecting shotgun sticks, hot sticks, bracing arms, cutters, and jumper holders.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    S-1 Hot Stick Cleaner/Water Repellent Wipe

    BOOM Cleaner Removes ResiduesThat Can Cause Tracking

    Polywater ® BOOM ™ Prewash Wipes are saturated towels that clean grease, tar, creosote, salt spray, hydraulic fluid, pine pitch, insects and road debris off insulated fiberglass boom arms, insulators, and buckets. Tracking on insulated bucket trucks occurs when too much residue builds up and allows a pathway for electrical current. It is important to clean and inspect boom and bucket trucks on a regular basis.

    Dirt accumulated during normal use can affect a boom’s dielectric properties. Annual dielectric testing is not enough to ensure safe operation. Insulated areas of a boom truck should be cleaned regularly with an approved product such as Polywater Boom Wash to reduce risk for personnel. Common degreasers and solvents can actually harm booms by stripping the gel coat and causing weak or soft spots. Cleaners and protectants designed specifically for fiberglass booms are recommended.

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    Once the boom is properly cleaned, apply a good wax to protect the surface and force water beading during misty or wet weather. Polywater manufactures a specialty fiberglass wax available in pint cans (cat #W-16) or individual towelettes (cat #W-1). All products used on a boom truck should be approved by the aerial lift manufacturer.

    Companies should follow boom truck manufacturer guidelines on the frequency of dielectric testing, proper cleaning practice, and other maintenance procedures. The ANSI A92.2-1990 Standard (Section 5.4.3) also addresses proper dielectric testing intervals and field inspections for aerial truck testing.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    B-1 Prewash Wipe for Boom Maintenance
    B-D72 72-Count Boom Wipe Canister

    Polywater ® QuicKleen ™ Fiber EndFace Cleaner

    QuicKleen ™ is a unique solvent blend that cleans completely, leaves no residue, and evaporates quickly. QuicKleen Fiber EndFace Cleaner is available in a convenient 2-fl oz/60-ml spray package, and as part of an all-inclusive kit.

    The FiberKleen ™ towelette dispenser contains 175 lint-free, high-quality microfiber towels that are used to clean ferrules, bulkheads and fiber endfaces. Keeps towels safe from contamination and easily fits into tool kits and bags.

    Polywater Part # Primus Cable Part # Top Seller Description
    QC-2LP 2-Oz QuicKleen™ Type QC Finger Sprayer
    QC-KIT2 QuicKleen™ Type QC Kit w/2-oz Finger Sprayer
    DT-D175 175-Towel FiberKleen™ Dispenser w/Cleaning Pad
    SWB-125F10 1.25 mm FiberKleen™ Foam Swab 10-Pack
    SWB-250F100 2.5 mm FiberKleen™ Foam Swab 100-Pack
    SWB-C100 FiberKleen™ Cotton Swab 100-Pack
    SWB-M100 Mirror FiberKleen™ Foam Swab 100-Pack
    SWB-V100 V-Groove FiberKleen™ Foam Swab 100-Pack

    Polywater ® Fiberglass Wax Buff Kit

    Polywater ® Wax was formulated especially for hot sticks and insulating boom arms to haze quickly and buff out easily. This carnuba-based wax restores the luster of the fiberglass to help protect the gel coat. It beads water on the insulating surface to inhibit tracking. Waxing the insulating portion of boom arms and buckets after cleaning them with Polywater Boom ™ Wash, or following dielectric testing, is a recommended maintenance practice. See the sidebar for boom truck cleaning guidelines.

    OSHA states that hot sticks, booms, and other live-line tools “… can become electrically unsafe because of … a combination of wetting, surface contamination, and a loss of surface gloss …” and ” … the best defense against accidents is a clean, glossy stick that causes water to bead up …”

    The ANSI A92.2-1990 Standard (Section 5.4.3) also addresses proper dielectric testing intervals and field inspections for aerial truck testing. By following manufacturer and industry guidelines on the maintenance of boom trucks, aerial fleets will be safer and last longer. Polywater Wax and Boom Wash aid conformance to these industry practices.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    W-1 Fiberglass Wax Buff Kit
    W-16 16-Oz Fast-Hazing Fiberglass Wax

    Polywater ® SPW ™ Solar Panel Cleaner

    A 2011 study by the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology concluded that “accumulated dust on the surface of photovoltaic solar panels can reduce the system’s efficiency by up to 50%.” Other contaminants can be even worse. Panels must be cleaned for optimal performance. The small cost of regular cleaning with a specialty solar product yields big savings by increasing panel output.

    Solar Panel Wash (SPW ™ ) was specially formulated to be compatible with the films that are used on solar panels. It cleans all types of solar panels without oxidizing or abrading aluminum rails and mounting apparatus. Many common soaps used for washing cars or Windows contain alkalines that promote oxidation and require deionized water for a spot-free rinse. Dust, bird droppings, pollution, pollen, tree sap, plant matter residue, etc., all reduce the overall effectiveness of solar panel generation capacity.

    Solar Panel Wash has been approved by SolarWorld, America’s Largest Solar Manufacturer since 1975. We have also received an approval from Canadian Solar who is one of the three biggest solar companies in the world by revenue and 4 additional panel manufacturer approvals. Along with manufacturer approvals we have testimonials from end users describing how pleased they are with the performance of SPW. Please see the sidebar for these approvals and testimonials.

    Get the maximum output from your panels with American Polywater’s Solar Panel Wash.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    SPW-35HS 1-Qt Bottle Solar Panel Wash™ w/Hose Adapter
    SPW-35LF 1-Qt Bottle Solar Panel Wash™ w/Flip Top
    SPW-128 1-Gallon Jug Solar Panel Wash™
    SPW-640 5-Gallon Solar Panel Wash™

    Polywater ® EFW ™ Alcohol Wipe

    Polywater ® EFW ™ Electro Fusion Wipe cleans the pipe surface of gas, electrical, telecom, water, or sewer PE conduits prior to the electro or butt fusion process. Installer should have a handy source of EFW-1 disposable wipes available to avoid reuse/contamination issues. EFW wipes can clean more area prior to shaving (scraping) the pipe. The wipe can also be used to clean off pipe shavers or any contaminant that could interfere with a good fusion process.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    EFW-1 Type EFW™ Electro Fusion Wipe

    Polywater ® SpliceMaster ® DT Dry Towels

    Polywater ® SpliceMaster ® Drying Towels are ideal for wiping excess solvent from electrical cables during splicing. Using rags or recycled cloths that aren’t lint free to wipe cleaners from cable can leave residues that cause tracking and failure. Recycled rags may also contain oils that can then be deposited onto the insulation. Other commercially available towels are not lint free and can contain fiber-bonding adhesives, which will lead to failures.

    The Polywater Drying Towels are lint free and contain no fiber-bonding adhesives that could leave a chemical residue. The drying towels are durable with a high tensile strength in both directions, and have excellent absorbancy. These non-linting, non-tearing, and non-snagging wipes have many uses beyond cable cleaning. The wipes are excellent for use in the PE fusion industries for gas piping and water piping applications. The key to a good splice and creating a reliable utility system is to use recommended materials and follow the proper procedures.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    DT-69 200-Count 6-inch X 9-inch Dry Towels
    DT-1212 100-Count 12-inch X 12-inch Dry Towels

    Polywater ® SpliceMaster ® Sanding Cloth Rolls

    SpliceMaster ® 120-grit, non-conductive, aluminum oxide sandpaper rolls are for removing semi-con shield residue, jacket polymers, and other contaminating materials from electrical cable insulation during splicing. Deposits can lead to tracking or arcing and must be removed prior to splicing electrical cable.

    Emery cloth and standard store-bought sandpapers and abrasives can leave conductive grit residues that could lead to cable failure and hazardous conditions. Only non-conductive sanding materials should be used. Never abrade an energized cable.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    SP-ROLL 1-inch X 50-Yard Roll 120-Grit Sanding Cloth

    Polywater ® LZ Universal Cable Pulling Lubricant

    Polywater ® LZ offers proven cable compatibility, superior combustion resistance, and an inherently low coefficient of friction. Polywater LZ should be specified for installations of LSZH/LSHF cable in duct and where fire propagation is a concern. This is our most versatile lubricant that can be used on all types of cable jackets.

    Because of ongoing production and formulation advances in LSZH cable technology, please verify with cable manufacturers the current status of lubricant compatibility, or contact Polywater directly for specific jacket details.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    LZ-35 Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant LZ
    LZ-55 1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant LZ
    LZ-110 1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant LZ in Pail
    LZ-128 Gal Polywater® Lubricant LZ
    LZ-640 5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant LZ
    LZ-DRUM 55-Gal Polywater® Lubricant LZ

    Polywater ® CGL CommunicationsGel Pulling Lubricant

    Polywater ® Lubricant CGL is a high-performance, gel cable pulling lubricant formulated specifically for the communications industry. It is recommended for fiber optic, copper or coaxial cable pulls.

    Polywater CGL provides maximum friction reduction between cable and conduit under both low and high sidewall bearing pressures. It is slow drying and leaves a lubricating film after its water base has evaporated. Polywater CGL is a gel material and can be applied by hand or using Polywater’s LP-D5 pump.

    Polywater CGL is safe for the aquatic environment. It meets California regulation CCR 22. Polywater CGL is suitable for use on PE and low-smoke zero-halogen (LSZH) communication cable jackets.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    CGL-110 1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant CGL In Pail
    CGL-27 Qt Bag Polywater® Lubricant CGL
    CGL-35 Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant CGL
    CGL-55 1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant CGL
    CGL-128 Gal Polywater® Lubricant CGL
    CGL-640 5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant CGL
    CGL-99 Qt Bag Polywater® Lubricant CGL in Pail

    Proven Through Use

    Polywater ® Lubricant J is the best known of the Polywater lubricants. For three decades, millions of feet of underground and industrial cable have been pulled using Polywater J. This results in both a popular and a proven product.

    Friction Reduction

    Lubricant J provides good tension reduction in all types of cable pulling. Use it on both electrical and communication cable. Because it has excellent shear resistance, Polywater J reduces friction well in conduit bends. Such bends are a major source of tension in cable pulling. See the sidebar Tech Data Sheet and friction measurement paper for additional friction information.

    Clean Use

    Polywater J is clean and slow-drying. Lubricant J dries to a thin lubricating film that retains lubricity for months after use. Quick clean-up is especially important in finished indoor use.

    Specification Properties

    Because the residue does not burn and spread flame like some of the wax lubricants, Polywater Lubricant J is often specified for pulling fire-retardant cables. Additionally, it meets typical LEED® and Green Seal criteria. Lubricant J is UL Listed and water-based Polywater J complies with CARB regulations. Specify lubricant J for long pulls, multiple-bend pulls, or pulls in a hot environment.

    Application

    Apply Lubricant J by hand or with a pump. Or try prelubricating with the unique Front End Pack ™ Lubrication System. Packages are available for all types of cable pulling.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    J-27 Qt Bag Polywater® Lubricant J
    J-35 Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant J
    J-55 1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant J
    J-99 Qt Bag Polywater® Lubricant J in Pail
    J-110 1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant J in Pail
    J-128 Gal Polywater® Lubricant J
    J-640 5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant J
    J-DRUM 55-Gal Polywater® Lubricant J

    Polywater ® CPL CommunicationsCable Pulling Lubricant

    long fiber optic, copper-paired or coaxial cable pulls.

    Polywater CPL provides maximum friction reduction between cable and conduit under both low and high sidewall bearing pressures. It is slow drying and leaves a lubricating film after its water base has evaporated. Polywater CPL is a liquid lubricant and can be applied by pouring into an up-turned duct or funnel.

    Polywater CPL is safe for the aquatic environment. It meets California regulation CCR 22. Polywater CPL is suitable for use on PE communication cable jackets.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    CPL-128 Gal Polywater® Lubricant CPL
    CPL-320 2.5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant CPL
    CPL-640 5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant CPL
    WCPL-35 Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant WCPL
    WCPL-128 Gal Polywater® Lubricant WCPL
    WCPL-320 2.5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant WCPL
    WCPL-640 5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant WCPL

    Polywater ® FFiber Optic Cable Pulling Lubricant

    Polywater ® F Lubricant is a high-performance, pourable liquid recommended for pulling underground fiber optic cable. It is also suitable for pulling coaxial and copper-pair cable.

    Polywater F Lubricant wets and clings to cable jacket and evenly coats the jacket surface. It continues to lubricate by leaving film after its water base has evaporated. It is compatible with a broad range of cable jackets, including polyethylene (PE) types.

    Polywater F Lubricant is a thick liquid, and is applied by pouring or pumping the lubricant into the duct system.

    Polywater ® PJ (Pourable J)High Performance Cable Lube

    Polywater ® PJ offers the same high-performance factors as heavy duty Polywater J. Polywater PJ matches Polywater J’s high lubricity and cable jacket compatibility. When coupled with its low fire propagation properties and ease of clean-up, Polywater PJ is the best choice for installations where pouring or pumping are more efficient methods of lubricant application.

    The thicker gel version of Polywater J is recommended where pouring is not practical. For information see sidebar.

    Polywater PJ is not recommended for LSZH/LSHF and certain CSPE and CPE cable jackets. For these jacket types, Polywater LZ is the recommended/approved product.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    PJ-128 Gal Polywater® Lubricant PJ
    PJ-320 2.5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant PJ
    PJ-640 5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant PJ
    PJ-DRUM 55-Gal Polywater® Lubricant PJ

    Polywater ® Silicone ™ Cable Pulling Lubricant

    Polywater ® Silicone ™ Types NN and NB are a family of high-performance, specification-grade, cable pulling lubricants that demonstrate superior performance in two areas: Friction reduction on HDPE (polyethylene conduits) and PVC materials. These lubricants provide continuous lubrication when pulling through water and are suitable for all types of cable pulling.

    They are the industry preferred cable pulling lubricants for the longest pulls of heavy transmission cable and pulling cables in a wet environment. They are suitable for use with factory lubricated ducts. They continue to lubricate under high sidewall pressure forces in conduit bends. Both Type NN and NB are slow drying and leave a thin, slippery film that retains its slip for months after installations. While they can be applied by hand, it is best to pour or pump the lubricant into the duct during cable pulls.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    NN-128 Gal Polywater® Silicone™ NN
    NN-320 2.5-Gal Polywater® Silicone™ NN
    NN-640 5-Gal Polywater® Silicone™ NN
    NN-DRUM 55-Gal Polywater® Silicone™ NN
    WNN-128 Gal Winter Grade Polywater® Silicone™ WNN
    WNN-640 5-Gal Winter Grade Polywater® Silicone™ WNN
    NB-35 Qt Polywater® Silicone™ NB
    NB-128 Gal Polywater® Silicone™ NB
    NB-320 2.5-Gal Polywater® Silicone™ NB
    NB-640 5-Gal Polywater® Silicone™ NB
    NB-DRUM 55-Gal Polywater® Silicone™ NB
    WNB-128 Gal Winter Grade Polywater® Silicone™ WNB
    WNB-640 5-Gal Polywater® Silicone™ WNB
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    Polywater ® CLRClear Cable Pulling Lubricant

    Polywater® CLR is not recommended for LSZH/LSHF and certain CSPE and CPE cable jackets. For these jacket types,Polywater LZ is the recommended/approved product.

    Polywater ® CLR Clear Cable Pulling Lubricant is a clear, colorless, clean, slow-drying, easy-to-apply gel lubricant. This thick gel lubricant was developed to avoid drippage to make handling and application easy. Polywater CLR is a good lubricant for everyday cable pulling.

    The dried residue of Polywater CLR Lubricant is harmless to humans, environmentally safe, and compatible with cable jacket materials.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    CLR-35 Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant CLR
    CLR-128 Gal Polywater® Lubricant CLR
    CLR-640 5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant CLR

    Polywater ® Prelube 2000 ™ Cable Blowing Lubricant

    Polywater Prelube 2000 ™ reduces frictional drag during the blowing of outside plant fiber optic cable into duct. It increases the distance cable can be installed in a continuous length. Prelube 2000 can also be used to blow in empty microducts for future microcable installation. Use Prelube 5000 ™ for blowing the microcables; see related products on the sidebar.

    When cable blowing, the cable stops moving when the frictional force resisting movement equals the blowing force producing movement. The maximum blowing distance varies linearly with friction coefficient in straight conduit sections. The friction reduction shown for Prelube 2000 can increase installation distance by a factor of 5 or more versus unlubricated duct. information on these studies is published in our TeleTopics Newsletter Volume #11 (right sidebar link).

    Application : An airtight duct system with pressure-tight splices is critical to maximizing cable installation distance. Follow the equipment manufacturer’s instructions. Duct must be clean, dry and mandrel tested. Clean the duct by blowing a tight-fitting foam sponge through the duct with high pressure. If excess water or dirt exists, repeat this process. Prelube 2000 is effective at a coating thickness of 0.5 mg/cm². See the article reprint on the right sidebar for additional information on duct preparation.

    For smoothwall duct and high air speed equipment with no missile, squeeze the recommended amount of Prelube 2000 Lubricant into the duct. Spread the lubricant by blowing a foam carrier through the duct. The squeeze bottle (cat# P-35) is a good package for this type of application.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    P-35 Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant CLR
    P-128 Gal Polywater® Prelube™ 2000
    P-640 5-Gal Polywater® Prelube™ 2000
    P-DRUM 55-Gal Polywater® Prelube™ 2000

    Polywater ® FTTxCommunications Lubricant

    Polywater FTTx is a thin, sprayable liquid, available in several unique packages. The FTTx-35LR is a refillable, spray trigger bottle practical for shorter cable installations. The FTTx-D20 contains lubricant-saturated towels that easily coat the wires as they are pulled. For larger applications, Polywater FTTx can be sprayed from an air-pressurized industrial sprayer (see application video on right sidebar).

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    FTTX-35LR Qt Spray Bottle Polywater® Lubricant FTTX
    FTTX-D20 20-Ct Wipe Canister Polywater® Lubricant FTTX

    Dyna-Blue ® Cable Pulling Lubricant

    Dyna-Blue ® Lubricant is not recommended for LSZH/LSHF and certain CSPE and CPE cable jackets. For these jacket types, Polywater ® LZ is the recommended/approved product.

    Dyna-Blue ® Lubricant is a clean, slow-drying, easy-to-apply gel for hand application. It is a thick gel with “clingability” for easy handling and application. Dyna-Blue combines effectiveness with economy. It is a good lubricant for everyday use in general electrical applications.

    Dyna-Blue Lubricant does not cold flow down vertical conduits. It wipes cleanly off cables, allowing wire markers to stick. It dries slippery with

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    D-35 Qt Squeeze Bottle Dyna-Blue® Lubricant
    D-128 Gal Dyna-Blue® Lubricant
    D-640 5-Gal Dyna-Blue® Lubricant
    D-DRUM 55-Gal Dyna-Blue® Lubricant

    Polywater ® SPY ™ Sprayable Cable Pulling Lubricant

    Polywater ® SPY ™ Lubricant is a concentrated liquid that can be sprayed into the duct or wiped on the cable in a thin film. Industrial sprayers are available for automatic spraying application. Polywater SPY is based on unique lubricant chemistry and technology. Much like a paint, the lubricant thins as it is sprayed or wiped. Once on the cable or conduit surface, it thickens to stay coated.

    Polywater SPY Sprayable Cable Pulling Lubricant reduces friction effectively and compares favorably with the other high-quality Polywater Lubricants.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    SPY-35LR Qt Spray Bottle Polywater® Lubricant SPY
    SPY-128 1-Gal Jug Polywater® Lubricant SPY
    SPY-640 5-Gal Pail Polywater® Lubricant SPY
    SPY-D20 20-Ct Wipe Canister Polywater® Lubricant SPY
    WSPY-35LR Qt Spray Winter Grade Polywater® Lube WSPY
    WSPY-640 5-Gal Winter Grade Polywater® Lube WSPY

    Polywater ® Prelube 5000 ™ Microcable Blowing Lubricant

    Polywater® Prelube 5000 ™ reduces frictional drag during the blowing of small diameter fiber optic microcable into microtube duct. It increases installation distance of cable in a single shot. For blowing conventional fiber cables see sidebar. The improved chemistry allows this product to spread farther and reduce friction at extremely low coating levels.

    Application: The microduct must be pressure tight. Clean and dry the tubing by blowing a tight-fitting foam sponge through the microduct with high pressure. If excess water or dirt exits from the microduct, repeat the process. Trapped water or dirt can block the air flow.

    Prelube 5000 is effective at quantities as low as 0.05 mg/cm². Squeeze recommended amount of lubricant from the table below into the duct. Quantity can be measured with a syringe or estimated based on duct fill length (table below). Spread lubricant into microduct by blowing a foam carrier or sponge as many times as necessary to avoid lubricant puddling near the entrance of the duct.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    PM-8 8-Oz Prelube™ 5000 Microcable Blowing Lubricant

    Type P7 ™ Penetrating Oil

    P7 ™ Penetrating Oil is suitable for all kinds of electrical, industrial and telecommunication uses. Type P7 works four ways: as a moisture displacer, rust preventative, lubricant, and penetrating oil. P7 eliminates the need to carry multiple products for separate tasks, reducing chemical inventories and SDS collection.

    P7 Penetrating Oil is excellent for maintaining locks. Spray P7 into lock tumblers for easy opening and long-lasting protection against rust. P7 is ideal for freeing up seized pole line hardware and all nuts and bolts. It has many electrical and telecommunication utility applications, such as lubricating and protecting cabinets and enclosures. P7 penetrates quickly to loosen stuck or frozen parts. Use P7 to maintain and lubricate equipment and motors. It displaces moisture, which is critical to restoring electrical or electronic equipment systems damaged by water ingress. Refer to our storm damage document on the sidebar for more information on the proper way to bring electrical systems back online after flooding.

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    P7 Penetrating Oil meets and exceeds numerous mil spec and ASTM standards making it a great choice for wide ranging industries. Please refer to our technical specification document for detailed test data on these standards.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    P7-12 16-Oz Type P7™ Aerosol (net wt 10 oz)

    Polywater ® GCable Pulling Lubricant

    Polywater ® G offers crews a cable pulling lubricant that can be hand applied when pouring is not possible. Polywater G is a single-polymer lubricant used for underground cable pulling in the telecommunication and electrical utility industries. This non-staining lubricant was widely used 30-40 years ago due to its ease of application, resistance to mold growth, and availability in field-friendly packages. Polywater’s newer complex-polymer lubricants, such as Polywater J, are better suited for installing copper telecommunication and electrical cables. Polywater J was specially formulated for today’s longer and more difficult pulls, pulling through multiple bends and working in hot environments. Polywater J is also used in vertical conduit runs, as it won’t cold flow down into the box or panel after the cables are installed. If Polywater G is still being used we recommend contacting Polywater for a better solution for cable installation needs.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    G-35 Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant G
    G-55 1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant G
    G-128 Gal Polywater® Lubricant G
    G-640 5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant G

    Polywater ® APourable Cable Lubricant

    Polywater ® A is the original single-polymer Polywater Lubricant developed for underground cable pulling in the telecommunication and electrical utility industries. This non-staining lubricant was widely used 30-40 years ago due to its ease of application, resistance to mold growth, and availability in field-friendly packages

    Polywater’s newer complex-polymer lubricants, such as Polywater F for fiber optic and coaxial cables and Polywater PJ for electrical cables, are better suited for today’s longer and more difficult pulls in hot environments or with multiple bends. If Polywater A is still being used, we recommend contacting Polywater for an improved alternative for your cable installation needs.

    Polywater A is not recommended for LSZH/LSHF and certain CSPE and CPE cable jackets. For these jacket types, Polywater LZ is the recommended/approved product.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    A-32 Qt Squeeze Bottle Polywater® Lubricant A
    A-128 Gal Polywater® Lubricant A
    A-640 5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant A

    Polywater ® CableFree ® LoosenerCable Removal Aid

    CableFree ® Loosener is designed to remove “cemented” wires and cables from conduit systems. Typical reasons that cables get stuck in conduit include yellow-colored, wax-based or old soap-based pulling lubricant residues; cloth-jacketed wires; “bird nesting” of wires; and rust, mud or bitumen deposits. CableFree is a liquid lubricant with a citrus-based solvent that loosens these binding agents to reclaim conduit raceway systems.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    CF-35 Qt CableFree® Loosener
    CF-128 Gal CableFree® Loosener
    CF-640 5-Gal CableFree® Loosener

    Polywater ® Lubricant PumpDrill-Powered Model LP-D5

    Operation:Open pail or drum. With drum, untie and open liner, then replace drum cover. Set LP-D5 pump in 5-gallon pail or into the 2-inch bung hole of a 55-gallon drum. Attach variable-speed drill to LP-D5.

    Insert free end of hose into conduit opening, pail or jug. Set drill to OPERATE IN FORWARD. Start drill to pump lubricant until it is visible at hose end. If installing cable, start pulling cable and adjust variable speed drill to pump lubricant at desired flow rate.

    Cleaning:Pump clean tap water through LP-D5 pump until water discharge is clear and no lubricant is apparent. Let pump containing tap water soak for 15 minutes. Run pump again with clean tap water to remove any remaining lubricant. Repeat the process as necessary. Wipe off pump. Protect from dirt with bag or other cover.

    Keep dirt and debris away from pump to avoid damage. Avoid running pump dry to prevent damage.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    LP-D5 Polywater® Drill-Operated Lubricant Pump

    Polywater ® IceFree ™ Encapsulating Antifreeze Gel System

    The WB duct block is pumped in-line when there is no available conduit access. It places a gel containment block in the far end of the conduit. The Polywater ® FST ™ Duct Sealant is an easy-to-use containment system when there is conduit access.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    WB-8 IceFree™ Chemical Duct Block

    Polywater ® Type CG ™ Cold Galvanizing Spray

    Type CG ™ Cold Galvanize is an industrial aerosol coating for metal protection and repair. Type CG contains 95% pure zinc. When sprayed on metal it forms a zinc-rich coating that prevents rust and inhibits corrosion through sacrificial galvanic action.

    Type CG Cold Galvanize provides superior rust protection on pole line hardware, breaker panels, meter boxes, utility trailers, guard rails, safety rails, ladders, threads, conduits, utility poles, transformer and sectionalizing cabinets, fasteners, and fencing. Type CG aerosol offers easy on-the-job application and is ideal as a primer or for touch-up. Quick-drying CG contains no chlorinated solvents, and is excellent for weld coating. The nozzle does not gum up and plug as easily as other cold galvanizing sprays on the market. Type CG meets various Mil spec and ASTM tests and requirements.

    Polywater Part # Top Seller Description
    CG-13 16-Oz Type CG™ Aerosol (net wt 13 oz)

    Have Questions about Polywater?

    If you have further questions about any Polywater product or to order please leave us a message using the form below. Someone from our team will respond to your message as soon as possible. We look forward to fulfilling your requests.

    Which Water Fed Pole Is Best for Solar Panel Cleaning?

    Choosing the right WFP for solar panel cleaning is a lot like choosing the right water-fed pole for window cleaning.

    The biggest issues to consider are how many solar panel arrays you are cleaning and where they are located. You need to have a pole that will reach the arrays.

    Example 1:

    These panels are about a 6×6 foot panel assembly and reachable from the ground. A 10-foot pole should be more than enough.

    Example 2:

    Residential panels are generally slightly larger than 3×5 feet. When estimating the height/length of the panels, it’s easiest just to round to 5 feet. In this case, there are four 5-foot panels, making it 20 feet plus a little extra.

    This job is also on a pitched roof, which means you will have to stand back further to access. A 35 to 40-foot pole, like the Gardiner 39-Ft SLX, should keep you in a safe range. The Gardiner SLX 39 is a great, affordable option that’s also perfect for lo

    If you plan to clean low to mid-rise commercial buildings, the Gardiner SLX 39 is a great, affordable option. It’s also perfect for low to mid-rise commercial Windows, for larger residential homes. or residences with walkouts, hills, basements, or dropdown or bush problems.

    Example 3:

    For this job, you will not be able to access these carport solar arrays from the ground. Most people generally use a lift in these types of situations. Each solar panel is about 3 feet, and since there are 8 of them, you know it’s about 24-feet total. Using a 30-foot pole, like the Super Max 27-foot 3K, is a safe option.

    The new Super Max 27-foot 3k is the best pole on the market for residential and low-rise cleaners wanting a strong pole that’s still lightweight, weighing just 3.7 pounds.

    What about Solar Panel Cleaning Brushes?

    While when cleaning Windows, the goal is to keep your WFP as light as possible, for solar panel cleaning, the brush needs to have a little weight to it to help keep it on the glass.

    For larger projects, we also offer specialized water-powered brushes that attach to a pressure washer, helping to clean large solar arrays faster.

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