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Trial Number 478

Trial Purpose:

To remove Hucker's soil (all purpose cleaning) from painted steel using immersion cleaning

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

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

Products were selected based on the compatibility of substrate and for removal of the contaminant. Ten percent concentrations were used and heated the samples at 130F. The coupons were immersed in a product for 5 minutes, rinsed in tap water at 120 F and dried using compressed air at room temperature. Coupons were coated with the Hucker's soil contaminant using a handheld swab and allowed to dry for 120 minutes at room temperature. The contaminated coupons were weighed again to determine the amount of soil added. After cleaning process, the final weights were recorded, efficiencies were calculated and recorded.

Trial Results:

Cleaner Initial wt Final wt % Removed
Cleaner #10      
  0.0209 0.0158 24.40
  0.1034 0.0026 97.49
  0.2918 0.0233 92.02
Green Works All Purpose      
  0.1683 0.1139 32.32
  0.2419 0.0601 75.16
  0.5470 0.0798 85.41
Heavy Duty Cleaner      
  0.1755 0.0774 55.90
  0.2389 0.1343 43.78
  0.6420 0.0787 87.74
Clorox Kitchen Cleaner      
  1.3539 0.2164 84.02
  1.0039 0.3199 68.13
  0.5789 0.0499 91.38

Success Rating:

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


No product removed over 85% of the Hucker's soil using immersion cleaning.

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