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Trial Number 9

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate newly supplied cleaner on SSL Soil 2 on two substrates

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

The supplied cleaning product was diluted to vendor recommended concentration for glass cleaning. The product was diluted with DI water. Three preweighed chrome and three glass 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:

The product was successful in removing SSL Soil 2 from glass and chrome coupons. Table 1 lists the amount of soil applied and removed.
Table 1. Soil Application and Removal

Cleaner Initial wt Final wt % Removed
Glass 0.0150 0.0001 99.33
  0.0158 0.0003 98.10
  0.0121 0.0004 96.69
Chrome 0.0165 0.0006 96.36
  0.0134 0.0005 96.27
  0.0141 0.0005 96.45

Success Rating:

A follow up test, usually based on company input.


The third supplied product from this vendor will be used to remove SSL Soil 3 from three substrates.

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