Cleaners & Degreasers For The Plastic Molding Industry

When do molds require cleaning?

When the residue level is bad enough to infect the molded part? When the mold locks up? Most molders recognize the old adage of an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A visual inspection after a measured cycle count to determine residue build up and plating wear or any significant track marks will be a good start to ensure mold cleaning is done before incurring expensive mold tooling. The use of a mold cleaner during the molding process helps minimize the frequency of the necessity to remove a mold from production. Manual cleaning produces the best results, but requires time and sometimes can lead to damaged molds by hurried handling. Applying a mold cleaner during production on predetermined cycles helps extend maintenance intervals for manual mold cleaning and reduces the effects of residue migration onto the molded parts. Choosing a cleaner that works best depends on whether the mold is warm or cold. A mold cleaner uses solvents that will evaporate too quickly on warm molds and may not be as effective. A mold cleaner that has solvents that evaporate very slowly are more effective on warm molds but when used on cold molds extra time may be required to wipe off residue off the cold mold. Slide offers mold cleaners and degreasers for applying on hot and cold molds. Slide knows the proof of a product's effectiveness is right at the mold and for that reason FREE SAMPLES for the asking are available for your trial evaluation before you buy.

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Slide Mold Cleaners

 Purchase PC Polish Cleaner

Plastic PC Polish Cleaner

  • Also known as “Old Yellow”
  • Removes stains and mold deposits
  • Conditions your mold for faster startups and improved release properties
  • Protects as it cleans
  • Particle size less than 5 microns
Use PC on all metal molds to remove stains and discoloration. Formulated to be used on cold or warm injection molds, PC leaves a non-transferring, micron-thin film that reduces mold wear. Regular use of PC reduces the need for all types of internal and external release agents.

PC Polish Cleaner
Manufactured by: Slide

No. 43310 | msds

5 based on 3 reviews
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 Purchase Plastic Cleaner with Foamaction™

Plastic Cleaner Foamaction™

  • No chlorinated solvents
  • Just spray and wipe CL
  • Safe on all plastics
  • Pleasant, fresh scent, contains no ammonia
Foaming spray effectively removes oil and dirt marks from all plastics, even sensitive polycarbonates. Plastic Cleaner is ideal for cleaning plastic parts, and helps remove mold releases prior to secondary operations.

Plastic Cleaner Foamaction™
Manufactured by: Slide

No. 41515, Net Wt. 15 oz. | msds

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 Slide Mold & Metal Wipes

Mold & Metal Wipes

  • No chlorinated solvents
  • Pre-saturated cleaning towels
  • Quickly removes releases, grease, oil and more
  • Replaces hazardous cleaning solutions
Fast, convenient, pre-saturated sheets quickly clean almost any surface.* Use for preparing molds for production or storage; touch-up cleaning during production; surface prep prior to secondary operations; and general maintenance and all-purpose cleaning.

Mold & Metal Wipes
Manufactured by: Slide

No. 46370 Canister of 70 wipes | msds
No. 46301 Box of 50 single-wipe packets | msds

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 Slide Mold & Metal Polish

Mold & Metal Polish

  • No chlorinated solvents
  • Clean & restore surfaces, easily wipes on & off
  • Removes plate-out, oxidation & stains
  • Brings surfaces to a high luster
Safely removes plate-out, oxidation & stains on fine tooling surfaces quickly & cost effectively. Ideal for all types of molds, dies & fixtures, it restores surface finish, while providing a high, luster sheen. The polish has proven effective on steel, stainless, aluminum, brass, bronze, beryllium, zinc, powdered metals & other materials used in injection, blow, extrusion, compression, & rim molding.

Mold & Metal Polish
Manufactured by: Slide

No. 45210 10 oz. can | msds
No. 45202 1.76 oz. tube | msds

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Slide Veri-Kleen


  • No chlorinated solvents
  • Contact and metal cleaner
  • Uses all EPA and SNAP approved ingredients
  • Excellent contact cleaner and flux remover
  • Contains no flammable ingredients
Veri-Kleen dries quickly, leaving no residue on precision electrical equipment or parts. It is ideal for circuit boards, tape heads, motors and a variety of metal cleaning applications. Can be used safely on operating electrical equipment.

Manufactured by: Slide

No. 42012A, Net Wt. 12 oz. | msds

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Slide Citra Cling Mold & Metal Cleaner

Citra Cling Mold & Metal Cleaner

  • No chlorinated solvents
  • No petroleum distillates or glycol ethers
  • Clings to surfaces for maximum performance
  • Water-based high density foam
  • Removes mold releases, dirt, oil & greases
Citra Cling is an excellent cleaning agent that clings to even vertical surfaces. Superior clinging action allows for maximum cleaning. Water-based cleaner is safe to use on painted surfaces & plastic parts (pre-testing recommended).

Citra Cling Mold & Metal Cleaner
Manufactured by: Slide

No. 46515, Net Wt. 15 oz. | msds

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 Slide NEXGEN Cleaner

NEXGEN Cleaner

  • No chlorinated solvents
  • Food-approved solvents (GRAS)****
  • Leaves no oily residue
  • Meets tough health, safety, environmental regulations
  • High solvency for resins, polymers and dies
NEXGEN is the most extraordinary cleaning product available. Formulated purely from citrus & vegetable products, it is so much more than other “natural” cleaners. Use it for oil spill clean-up and remediation, dewaxing, removing mold release and degreasing.

NEXGEN Cleaner
Manufactured by: Slide

No. 46410, Net Wt. 10 oz. | msds
No. 46401B, 1-gallon | msds
No. 46405B, 5-gallon | msds
No. 46455B, 55-gallon | msds

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 Slide On/Cycle Mold Cleaner

On/Cycle Mold Cleaner

  • No chlorinated solvents
  • Use on warm molds at the press
  • Food-approved solvents (GRAS)****
  • A multi-purpose mold cleaner
  • Will not stain aluminum
  • No caustic or acidic compounds
On/Cycle is the ideal mold cleaner for use while in production. It works on warm molds up to 150°F and easily removes releases, oils, greases and many resinous buildups before they can become a problem. Made from citrus oils, it destroys odors, leaving a pleasant orange scent.

On/Cycle Mold Cleaner
Manufactured by: Slide

No. 44212, Net Wt. 12 oz. | msds
No. 44235, aerosol cylinder | msds
No. 44201B, 1-gallon | msds
No. 44205B, 5-gallon | msds
No. 44255B, 55-gallon | msds

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 Slide Mold Cleaner Plus Degreaser 4

Mold Cleaner Plus Degreaser 4

  • No chlorinated solvents
  • Evaporates fast
  • Leaves no residue
Slide Mold Cleaner Plus Degreaser 4 contains no chlorinated solvents and provides a convenient method for removal of silicones, grease, oil and wax build-up on mold surfaces, etc. without the need for wiping. Ideal for cold molds, it leaves no residue so it cleans without wiping. It has a fast evaporating formulation, is non-conductive and non-abrasive.

Mold Cleaner Plus Degreaser 4
Manufactured by: Slide

No. 46910, Net Wt. 10 oz. | msds
No. 46930, 30-lb. aerosol cylinder | msds
No. 46905HB, 5-gallon | msds
No. 46955HB, 55-gallon | msds

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 Slide Silicone Remover

Silicone Remover

  • No chlorinated solvents
  • Concentrate for use with water
  • Completely removes all traces of silicone oil from molded parts
Silicone Remover is designed to replace organic solvents that are harmful to certain plastics, such as polycarbonates, styrenes and acrylics. A specially formulated wetting agent you mix with water, Silicone Remover removes silicone from molded plastic parts through repeated washing or by the use of an ultrasonic cleaning bath.

Silicone Remover
Manufactured by: Slide

No. 43016, Net Wt. 16 oz. | msds

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 Slide Quick Mold Cleaner

Quick Mold Cleaner

  • No chlorinated solvents
  • Cleans quickly without wiping
  • Recommended for use on molds at room temperature
Effectively cleans molds at room temperature without wiping. It removes silicones, grease, oil and wax build-up on mold surfaces, etc. It leaves no residue. Its fast-evaporating formulation helps maximize the productivity of your operation.

Quick Mold Cleaner
Manufactured by: Slide

No. 40910H, Net Wt. 10 oz. | msds
No. 40905B, 5-gallon | msds
No. 40955B, 55-gallon | msds

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 Slide Econo-Spray® Mold Cleaner

Econo-Spray® Mold Cleaner

  • No chlorinated solvents
  • Food-approved solvents(++++)
  • Food approved
  • Very low odor
Econo-Spray® mold cleaner quickly removes silicones, grease, oil & wax build-up on mold surfaces. It is also good for clean-up of nonoperating electrical equipment & degreasing on machinery. Safe on solvent-sensitive plastics.

Econo-Spray® Mold Cleaner
Manufactured by: Slide

No. 45612, Net Wt. 12 oz. | msds
No. 45601B, 1-gallon | msds
No. 45605B, 5-gallon | msds
No. 45655B, 55-gallon | msds

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 Spray Kits for Mold Release Agents

Spray Kits & Accessories

FREEDOM “Hands Free” Automatic Spray Unit, "Air-O-Spray" Portable Compressed Air Sprayer, "Charge-It" Refillable Stainless Steel Sprayer, Hand Pump Sprayers & Bottles.