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Trial Number 8

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate cleaners on removal of wax from supplied plates

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

Six products from the previous trials were selected.  All were used at room temperature at full strength.  A Kimtowels Wipers WypAll L20 paper towel was soaked with each solution.  The towel was used to manually wipe the various substrates in an attempt to remove the surface wax.  Each solution was timed to determine how fast the product worked.  After cleaning, the parts were wiped dry with a fresh paper towel.  Cleanliness was determined visually.  The wax removed was Roger Reed 98033.

Trial Results:

All six products were successful in removing the surface wax from the varying substrates. The table below lists the times required to remove the wax using manual wiping with a paper towel soaked with cleaning solutions.

Table 1. Wax Removal Times

Cleaner Substrate Time (sec)
Opti Clear glass 15-20
Citirkleen aluminum nitride 20
Bio T 200 A silicon 25-30
Citrus Burst 7 glass 30-40
DS 108 silicon 30
Canola Gold aluminum nitride 40

Success Rating:

A follow up test, usually based on company input.


All products were capable of removing the surface wax in less than 45 seconds.  Testing will continue to identify alternatives for Vehicle 210 lapping oil and abrasives.

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