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Trial Number 2

Trial Purpose:

To evaluate additional products for removing paint and ink from supplied parts

Date Run:


Experiment Procedure:

Individual products and mixture of products were used at various concentrations. Each product/mix 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.

Trial Results:

Alternative Observation
D Zolve 1012 @10% No visual effect
D Zolve 1012 @50% Some removal of ink - ball still shiny
Metabolix E3HB Some removal, not as shiny, ink coming off
Metabolix & Actisolv 50-50 mix Good removal, ink very faded
Inproclean 4000 T 30% Followed with 20 minutes of cleaning with
  Metabolix & Actisolv mix - did not improve
Soy Cleaner 180 D No removal
DFC Degreaser No removal
Actisolv & Inproclean & Water Paint flaking off with some ink removal
50%-15%-35% Additional 30 minutes had lots of paint
  flaking off and ink nearly gone
  Not completely cleaned

Success Rating:

A follow up test, usually based on company input.


Despite some of the products having moderate success when mixed with other successful products, nothing worked as well as the current solvent.

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