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