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To evaluate the effectiveness of the supplied cleaners with bike soil removal on provided substrates.
Fifteen stainless steel coupons and fifteen aluminum coupons were weighed to attain initial weights. Bike soil was prepared using 1.6 grams of bike soil and 50 drops of Tri-flow lubricant. Each coupon was then soiled with 1.6 grams of bike soil and 50 drops of Tri-flow lubricant. Dirty weights were recorded. Three coupons were placed in the manual SLW machine at a time and sprayed twice each with the selected cleaner, as well as the paper towel. The coupons were then run for a total of 5 cycles. The process was repeated for all of the 30 coupons. After the cleaning process the coupons were allowed to dry. Subsequently, the dried coupons were weighed to attain final weights.
|Cleaner||Initial wt||Final wt||% Removed||%Average|
|Pro-Gold Degreaser Steel||0.1719||0.0099||94.24|
|Pedro's Oranj Peelz Steel||0.2628||0.0070||97.34|
|Pedro's Degreaser 13 Steel||0.3862||0.0182||95.29|
|Pedro's Green Fizz Steel||0.5200||0.0236||95.46|
|White Lightning Clean Streak Steel||0.3676||0.0311||91.54|
|Pro-Gold Degreaser Aluminum||0.2761||0.0190||93.12|
|Pedro's Oranj Peelz Aluminum||0.4543||0.0231||94.92|
|Pedro's Degreaser 13 Aluminum||0.5352||0.0206||96.15|
|Pedro's Green Fizz Aluminum||0.7770||0.0458||94.11|
|White Lightning Clean Streak Aluminum||0.5789||0.0291||94.97|
Success Rating:Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.
Overall all five of the cleaners were very effective at removing the bike soil from both stainless steel and aluminum. All of the cleaners had an average removal of above 93%, well above the optimal percentage removal of 85%.