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Trial Number 156

Trial Purpose:

Laboratory evaluations of alternative cleaning products

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

Basic cleaning performance testing was conducted using ASTM G122 as the bases for cleaning.

Cleaning: Media Blast with Baking Soda in machine from BSC Co Inc, Blasted each coupon 20-30 seconds under pressure of 80-100 psi
Rinsing: 1/2 minute with tap water, manual, at 120 F
Drying: Heat gun at 500 F
Contaminant: ITW Dykem, Ink, Steel blue-DX-

Success Rating:

Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.


Media Blasting was found to be effective for both sets of coupons. First set had one coat of the ink on it and the second set had three. The blasting took approximately 2 minutes for a set of three coupons.

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