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Trial Number 0

Trial Purpose:

To screen potential cleaning products for removing paint/resin from steel parts

Date Run:

09/28/2007

Experiment Procedure:

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.

Trial Results:

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
Envirosolve Clear 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.

Conclusion:

The seven products found to have some effect on the paint will be evaluated further.

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