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To screen potential cleaning products for removing paint/resin from steel parts
Twenty-one potential products were identified using the lab's on-line database, www.cleanersolutions.org, based on supplied information. A 5 milliliter full strength of each product was placed in a glass vial. A small piece of cured paint taken from a supplied part was placed in the vial and capped.
The paint was allowed to sit in the solution to determine what effect the cleaning products would have. Observations were made at 10, 20, 30, 45 and 60 minute intervals. Any signs of interaction between paint and cleaner were recorded.
|Product||Initial Solution Appearance||10 min||20 min||30 min||45 min||60 min|
|Bio T Max||Clear slight yellow||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|Solsafe 245||Clear||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|Citrus Burst 7||Amber||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|Safe Strip||Clear||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|DBE 6||Clear||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|SC Aircraft & Metal Cleaner||Clear slight yellow||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|Micro 90 (10%)||Clear||Fizzing||Cloudy, more fizzing||Cloudy, some fizzing||Cloudy, some fizzing||Cloudy, some fizzing|
|Micro 90 (20%)||Clear||Fizzing||Cloudy, some fizzing||Cloudy, some fizzing||Cloudy, some fizzing||Cloudy, little fizzing|
|Ionox HC2||Clear slight yellow||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|Inproclean 3800||Clear||Turned brown, lots of fizzing||Darker and still fizzing||Very dark||Even darker -opaque||Same|
|VPW SC 1000||Clear||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|Soysolv II||Clear slight yellow||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|Inproclean 4000T||Amber||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|D Greeze 500 LO||Yellow||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|Super Stripper||Purple||Fizzing from beginning, darker||Slow fizzing slightly darker||Slow fizzing||Slow fizzing||No fizzing, paint softer|
|Enviro Star Green||Clear||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|Cycle Strip||Clear slight yellow||Started to dissolve paint, very aggressive fizzing||Foaming and fizzing, turning brown||Still dissolving paint||Same||No fizzing|
|EnviroCare Floor Stripper||Clear||Some dissolving||Darker and some fizzing||Some fizzing||Little fizzing||No fizzing|
|Tar Remover||Yellow||No change||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|Green Solutions||Clear||Started to dissolve paint||Moderate fizzing||Some fizzing||Little fizzing||No fizzing, paint softer|
Success Rating:Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary.
The seven products found to have some effect on the paint will be evaluated further.