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To evaluate additional products for paint/ink removal from supplied products
Nine additional products were selected from the lab's database of test results based on client supplied information. One product was used at 30%, two products were mixed to 50-50 mix and the remaining seven were used at full strength. Each product was heated to 150 F in a 40 kHz ultrasonic tank. One golf ball was cleaned in each solution for 30 minutes. At the end of the cleaning, the ball was rinsed in a tap water spray for 15 seconds at 120 F and wiped dry with a paper towel. Observations were made and compared to the client's current cleaner. An additional 30 minutes of cleaning was included if the alternative started to remove the paint and ink.
|DBE 5/6||Slightly less removal of paint than Actisolv|
|Actisolv||Little change from the previous trial at 130 F|
|Still had paint left on golf ball|
|Inproclean 4000 T||Excellent removal at 30 minutes. Paint could be peeled|
|off along with the ink. Still had some paint left.|
|With additional cleaning time the alternative may have|
|started to affect the plastic ball|
|Pinene||No change in paint|
|Ionox HC2||Some coating may have been removed. Less shine|
|Bio T Max||No change in paint|
|Soy Gold 2000||No change in paint|
|EP 921||Removed a lot of the paint; However the ball was|
|DS 104||Removed some of the paint.|
Success Rating:A follow up test, usually based on company input.
Only a few alternatives showed limited success in removing the paint from the golf ball.