The only solvent I know that will take laser toner, is acetone. You
will just have to test if the plastic parts are made from a type of
plastic that isn't affected by the acetone. The problem is that laser
toner *is* actually a type of plastic. What type of plastic varies, so
it may even be possible to find toner that does not dissolve in
But it is unlikely that the toner oln your parts is "fused". If so, it
will actually be a fine powder that may be possible to blow away using
I know this sounds like a really bad idea ... but its still worth asking: anyone
ever used anything like EasyOff or other oven
cleaner on gears, parts, motors, etc ? Does it melt any kind of plastic ?
Oven cleaners usually have strong alkali components that can
damage aluminum and probably destroy electronics. Toner is just
finely powered plastic. For removing grease/oil from components,
waterless hand cleaner might be a safe alternative.
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