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Trial Number 3

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate supplied cleaners on second soil mixture on chrome coupons.

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

Four supplied cleaning products were diluted to vendor recommended concentrations for glass cleaning. Each product was diluted with DI water. Twelve preweighed chrome coupons were coated with SSL Soil 2 (Glass soap scum: Colgate Regular shaving cream 5.3%, Arid Extra Extra Spray Deodorant 3.5%, Suave Naturals Flexible Hold hair spray 3.7%, Aleeda Texurizing hair gel 25.6% Colgate Total toothpaste 10.4%, Water 51.5%) by pump spraying the mix. The soil was allowed to dry for 24 hours at room temperature. The contaminated coupons were weighed again to determine the amount of soil added. Photographs were taken.

Three coupons were placed into a Gardner Straight Line Washability unit. A Professional Painter's Rag was attached to the cleaning sled and soaked with 5-7 sprays of cleaning solutions. Each coupon was sprayed 7-10 times with the same cleaning solution. The cleaning unit was run for 5 cycles (~9 seconds). At the end of the cleaning, coupons were wiped once with a dry paper towel. Final weights were recorded and a second set of photographs were taken. Efficiencies were calculated and recorded.

Trial Results:

All four products were successful in removing SSL Soil 2 from chrome coupons. The table below lists the amount of soil added and removed.
Table 1. Soil Application and Removal

Cleaner Initial wt Final wt % Removed
H2Orange2 0.0261 0.0004 98.47
  0.0234 -0.0004 101.71
  0.0274 0.0002 99.27
Super H2O2 0.0288 0.0022 92.36
  0.0255 0.0027 89.41
  0.0174 0.004 77.01
Free Fall 0.0217 0.0024 88.94
  0.0235 0.0017 92.77
  0.0233 0.0014 93.99
Ecogent 0.0229 0.0018 92.14
  0.0303 0.003 90.10
  0.0188 0.0029 84.57

Success Rating:

A follow up test, usually based on company input.


The same four product concentrations will be used on a second substrate, mirror glass, with the same soil.

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