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Trial Number 2

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate supplied product on glass soap scum

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

The supplied cleaning product was used at the supplied concentration. A second product, selected by the lab, was diluted with DI water to vendor recommended dilution (0.4%) for glass cleaning.

Six preweighed chrome coupons were coated with SSL Soil 2 (Glass soap scum: Water 51.5%, Hair gel 25.6%, Toothpaste 10.4%, Shaving cream 5.3%, Hair spray 3.7% and Spray deodorant 3.5%) using a hand held swab and allowed to dry for 24 hours at room temperature. The contaminated coupons were weighed again to determine the amount of soil added. Photographs of the dirty coupons 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 solution was allowed to penetrate for 30 seconds followed by cleaning in the SLW unit for 5 cycles (~10 seconds). At the end of the cleaning, coupons were wiped once with a dry paper towel. Final weights were recorded and cleaned coupons were photographed. Efficiencies were calculated and recorded.

Trial Results:

Both products were effective in removing the soil with a manual wiping action. The table lists the amount of soil initially added and the amount remaining after cleaning and the product efficiency for each coupon cleaned. Dirty and clean pictures are also provided below.

Cleaner Initial wt Final wt % Removed
ion.a.Clean 0.0800 0.0055 93.12
  0.0997 0.0025 97.49
  0.0962 0.0013 98.65
Super H2O2 0.0717 0.0023 96.79
  0.0724 0.0040 94.48
  0.0945 0.0026 97.25

Success Rating:

A follow up test, usually based on company input.


The two products will be tested on SSL Soil 4 General Purpose kitchen under similar conditions.

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