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Trial Number 173

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. 

1. Buffing compound - The Lea Manufacturing Company Learok 2-B-111 - Abrasive, Fatty acids, Glycerides and petroleum wax/oil mix-silica dust (14808-60-7)
2. Grease - Elf Lubricants, Keystone KSL-111 Synthetic Tacky Grease (64742-478, 8052-42-4)
3. Lubricant - ITW Devkon Safetap stick, grinding lubricant, contains TSRK 80100221-5000P, TSRK 80100221-5001P, TSRK 80100221-5002P

Success Rating:

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


For cleaning grease with Watson Formula 7300- ultrasonic was found to be the most effective.

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