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Cardinal Chemical Corporation
Manufacturing Chemists

719 Bush Street; Toledo, OH 43604
1-800-876-SOAP(7627) ;


Parts Detergents, Rust Inhibitors, Rust & Scale Removers-Metal Brighteners, Paint and Carbon Removers

Bulk Transport Tank and Tote Tank Cleaners

Steam Cleaning and Pressure Washing Compounds

Ink and Coatings Cleaners

Car and Truck Wash Products

Janitorial Products

Laundry Products

Miscellaneous Chemical Products


High Performance Cleaner

U.S.D.A. Authorized

Non-flammable high-performance pressure washing concentrate. Use to remove difficult substances from carbon steel, iron, stainless steel, and painted surfaces. Excellent for road film, oil film, grease, and carbon deposits. Superb smokehouse cleaner. Effective hood cleaner for removing Chinese cooking oil film. Use in any type of pressure washing or steam cleaning equipment. The liquid form of Cardiblast makes it easier, safer and more efficient to use than powder compounds -- a liquid can be fed through a closed system directly from the shipping drum to the cleaning operation. Cardiblast can be automatically metered to deliver a consistently accurate dilution. It eliminates the hazardous mixing of alkaline powders with water.

Use any solution on iron, steel, copper, brass, bronze, and other hard metals. Minimum Discharge Solution is recommended for safety on aluminum, magnesium and other soft metals. On such metals do not exceed 1:60 water. Use any solution on masonry surfaces: concrete, brick, stone, marble, terrazzo, etc.. Use any solution on wood block floors, blacktop, glass, ceramics, plastics, and rubber. Use Average Discharge Solution or less on painted surfaces to avoid gloss reduction. If surface is to be repainted, see Special Applications on reverse.

Recommended Discharge Solutions

Minimum Discharge Solution: 1:100 water (1.3 oz per gallon).

Average Discharge Solution: 1:60 water (2.0 oz per gallon).

Maximum Discharge Solution: 1:10 water (13.0 oz per gallon).

Minimum Discharge Solution is recommended for routine cleaning of moderately soiled surfaces such as truck exteriors or industrial machinery that is cleaned regularly. Average Discharge Solution is adequate for most parts, machinery, masonry, and floors. Maximum Discharge Solution is required for severe soil conditions such as greasy engines, machinery, sumps or tanks, very dirty floors, and whitewall tires.

To assure correct usage, user should determine the operating characteristics of his machine and should know the following terms:

Feed Solution... The mixture of Cardiblast and water supplied to the machine.

Discharge Solution... Actual cleaning solution: mixture of Feed Solution and more water.

Most pressure washers and steam cleaners draw Feed Solution from a solution tank and automatically dilute the Feed Solution with more water before discharge. Machines vary, but a common dilution ratio is 1:9 water.

For any desired Discharge Solution, determine the dilution ratio of the machine and mix the Feed Solution proportionately more concentrated. Example.....

if a 1:60 Discharge Solution is desired

simplify calculations by considering 1:60 water as equivalent to a 1:60 solution:

actually, an exact 1:60 solution = 1:59 water.

and if the dilution ratio of the machine is 1:9 water

which means that the machine mixes each gallon of Feed Solution with 9 gallons

water to provide 10 gallons of Discharge Solution.

then the Feed Solution must be 10 times the desired Discharge Solution or, 10x 1:60 solution = 10:60

solution = 1:6 solution = 1 Cardiblast: 5 water so, for 6 gallons Feed Solution: USE 1 GALLON


Normal usage is about 2 gallons Cardiblast per hour. Usage can be calculated as example:

If using an Average Discharge Solution in a machine with a 1:9 dilution ratio.....

One gallon of Cardiblast makes 6 gallons Feed Solution which delivers 60 gallons of Discharge Solution -- enough for 30 minutes operation at discharge rate of 2 gal per minute, equivalent to 2 gallons Cardiblast per hour.

Special Applications

If surface is so dirty that too much time is required to clean by normal methods, pre-spray with full strength Cardiblast, let soak about 5 minutes until dirt is loosened, then pressure wash or steam clean. This method is not suitable for aluminum, magnesium, or other soft metals.

If dirt is alkali-resistant, such as some asphalts and resins, some lubricants, or fifth wheels, it is more efficient to pre-spray with a solvent degreaser, let soak, then pressure wash or steam clean with Cardiblast. Suitable solvent degreasers are Cardisolv #CKE, #RTU, or #RSE.

When a high gloss painted surface is to be cleaned and re-painted, use Cardiblast to improve paint adhesion by: Clean first. Then spray with Cardiblast at 1:10 water and let soak about 5 minutes. Rinse, let dry, re-paint.


Clear, amber liquid. Non-Flammable. Biodegradable. Foams enough to show the area cleaned. Rinses fast. Viscosity low enough to permit drawing up to 12 ounces per gallon into an automatic-feed system through a venturi-injector or similar suction device.

Use Precautions

Alkaline liquid. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case

of contact flush with water: for eyes, get medical attention.