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Client #465

Musical Instrument Manufacturer

Brass Instrument Manufacturer

Project Number 1

Test Objective:

Find an alternative aqueous cleaner to remove oil, lubricants, grease, and buffing compounds to avoid going back to TCE vapor degreasing.

Product Use:

Instruments
Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 12/31/1969 To evaluate the effectiveness of aqueous-based and solvent-based cleaners at the removal of American Lapping Compound by S.E Shires using unheated immersion on copper, brass, and copper/nickel (90/10) substrates by gravimetric and visual analysis. Test showed little or no promise.
1 03/27/2020 To evaluate the effectiveness of aqueous-based and solvent-based cleaners at the removal of American Lapping Compound by S.E Shires using heated immersion on copper, brass, and copper/nickel (90/10) substrates by gravimetric and visual analysis. Test showed little or no promise.